Tag Archives: Puglia

Il Rottamatore

Nicholas Farrell is an English writer who lives in Rome and has written a book about Mussolini and is busy on another one discussing how a left wing socialist became a fascist dictator. he also writes for La Voce di … Continue reading

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Gli Espatriati

I am reading a book by David Nicholls called Starter For Ten which for the Brits amongst you will ring bells as the way each round of the quiz University Challenge starts. The book is a humorous look at a … Continue reading

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Attila e Arrivato

You have to say that the Italian weather guys have a wry sense of humour. Our leader Renzi jets off to Brussels to do battle with Frau Merkel over Italy’s need for looser financial constraints and the boys in the … Continue reading

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Snakes Alive

After the ” summer” ( a bit of a misnomer this year) in Puglia it is a surprise to get to Cyprus and hear so much English. Our entire apartment block is British, indeed barring one Greek family our entire … Continue reading

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Busy Going Nowhere

After two weeks touring in the Peloponnese it is clear that that they have many similar traits to the Italian Pugliese which I guess is not surprising given that the Greeks colonised Puglia in B.C. something or another and called … Continue reading

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Inundated

Sitting in a bar in Igoumenitsa last week waiting for a meal the TV had coverage of some terrible floods and raging torrents of water and mud in various towns. We assumed it was in Greece and worried that maybe … Continue reading

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Keep a Crisis Well

One of my favourite quotes from A Christmas Carol is that Scrooge ” knew how to keep Christmas well ” He had, of course just had a visit from the Troika in the shape of three ghosts of Christmas. Greece … Continue reading

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