Category Archives: Italy

Going West

17 July 2014. In the Albanian port city of Vlora (in which Albanian is merely a geographical description because Vlora is such a typical Mediterranean tourism and port city that it might as well be in Italy or in Turkey) I … Continue reading

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Civil War is imminent

Question: How do you know that outbreak of an armed uprising is imminent? Answer: The neighbors are painting their car in camouflage colors. (Photographed in my neighbors’ garage in Bari, Italy in July 2014. You have been warned.)

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A Relaxing Video Blog

After all the videos about civil war, volcanoes, the last unicorns, daredevil cycling, car bombs, botched lives and extinct civilizations, I am offering you something very relaxing today: (filmed at Syracuse on Sicily)

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The Ruins of Tyndaris

Most of the souvenir and snack shops on the side of the road winding up to Tindari are closed. In Sicily, late April is still off-season. If you own a shop at the place that will be visited both for the ruins of the ancient city … Continue reading

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Off-Season

If you can get by without being offered useless souvenirs every couple of meters, and if you pack enough books to survive one or two days of rain, then late fall or early spring are the perfect times for travelling to … Continue reading

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Papyrus

Based on my consumption habits, only two plants can compete for the title of my favourite plant: the tobacco plant and papyrus. Although most of the books that I read now haven’t been made out of papyrus anymore, I still … Continue reading

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Bari tonight

I wanted to go outside to take a few photos of fans during the football match Italy versus England, but then I got held up by the moonlit Norman-Swabian Castle: Just in time before the end of the first half, … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (39) Fashion Police

Fashion police (Iran): Fashionable police (Italy):

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Two Comedians in Parliament

No surprise that the Five-Star Movement (Movimento Cinque Stelle) from Italy and the UK Independence Party are getting together for an alliance in the newly elected European Parliament. After all, they are both led by comedians: Although Beppe Grillo is … Continue reading

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How is Brazil doing?

Not too good, it seems: (Photographed at the Carnival Cemetery on La Maddalena, Sardinia.)

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