Monthly Archives: June 2017

Europe 14 – Stereotypisierung Verboten

Another day travelling. Alilaguna water bus to Venice Marco Polo, surely the only international airport named after a t-shirt. Thence to Düsseldorf, my first time in Germany. Terrific to see the Alps, snow-capped even in late June (but for how much longer?) but the most exciting part was certainly seeing more than half a dozen [...]

By | 2018-01-02T01:44:30+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Diary, Family|0 Comments

Europe 11 – Under the Appenines 

Audio: Stazione Firenze SM Novella A last poke around Florence. Plans to get over the Arno to the Piazzale Michaelangelo foundered on the rocks of the Florentine bus system. After ten minutes sitting on a stationary bus, the driver arrived and said something in Italian which sounded dismissive, but then, it always does. [...]

By | 2018-01-02T01:49:31+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Diary, Family|0 Comments

Europe 10 – You’ll Uffizi and You’ll Bloody Well Like It

Some more random observations on Florence and/or Italy: We live at Via della Scala 41. Like all civilised places, Florence numbers its streets so that all of the odd numbers are along one side and the even ones the other, and yes, I'm looking at you, Rome. However, our apartment block is right between Via [...]

By | 2018-01-02T01:50:35+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Diary, Family|0 Comments