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Tag Archives: Travel

New Riders of the Purple Sage

I love Westerns. Films and books. Grew up in the era when they still had “the Saturday afternoon Western” on telly and spent many a happy hour with Audie Murphy, … Continue reading

22 October, 2008 · Leave a comment

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

In Spoleto

: “on the verandah (?loggia) of the Duomo” See no evil Hear no evil Speak no evil Think no evil Do no evil Laugh no evil (Via

16 August, 2007 · 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

NY Metropolitan

On a trip to NY today, having finished an appointment in Wall St, I took a cab uptown to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With only 35 minutes to go … Continue reading

28 March, 2007 · Leave a comment

Dine with Danes

What a great idea! > Danes love to entertain at home and now, thanks to the innovative Dine With The Danes scheme, visitors to Copenhagen can learn about Danish culture … Continue reading

15 January, 2007 · Leave a comment