Tuscan trained Japanese Artisans

  In a back street on the wrong side of the Arno River in Florence, I found Eriko Ohtani. She was bent over, handcrafting a pair of shoes for the


Human Wave – Venice

  One of our favorites things to do while travelling is to find a great café, have a possible vino or three, and sit and watch humanity walk by. Venice

Not very alert or alarmed in Europe

Rome Carabinerie alert and reassuring

  Some observations about the response to Muslim terror campaigns in Europe, given the hysteria in Australia. We have been on the road for a month, Rome / Florence /

Aperitivo – Rome

  Anon and I have embraced Aperitivo ……. when in Rome ……. Similar to the Anglophile happy hour. Aperitivo happens between 7pm -10pm in the bar we made our own