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Italy: Fishing the River Nera

The last three Summers have seen us in Umbria, spending the last week of the holiday in Spoleto. The most under-rated of the central Italian towns (save perhaps Ascoli Piceno), … Continue reading

29 July, 2008 · Leave a comment

The Golden Cockroach

This story combines name-dropping, a certain degree of disgustingness and a uniquely Philippine quality. Some years ago, probably in about 1992 or 1993, we had gone to visit my father-in-law, … Continue reading

6 April, 2007 · Leave a comment