Category Archives: Italy

Thoughts of the Day 3

Always funny: places that don’t serve Coca Cola or other “capitalist”/”imperialist”/”Western” drinks, but all the staff have Apple phones and computers. The Guardian confirms my numbers on Britons applying for foreign citizenship. Somehow I found the list of US Presidents … Continue reading

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How far can you get by train?

One of my readers wrote that he had been wondering how far he could get if he took his local commuter train and continued traveling with no other means of transport than the railway. As a train enthusiast, I couldn’t stop thinking about … Continue reading

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Strange clouds

(Photo taken in the Madonie mountains in Sicily.)

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Different Professions of Faith

In Sicily, many people openly display their Christian belief by putting up images or statutes of Jesus or Mary next to their front door: The neighbour at number 59 counters with a completely different but equally public profession of faith: … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Unicorns

For thousands of years, mankind has been divided between those who believe in the existence of unicorns and those who don’t. Those who are convinced that unicorns are more than mere creatures of legend have been exposed to ridicule and … 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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Catching Dinner is a Lonely Job

(Seen at Capo Milazzo in Sicily on 28 December 2013.)

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