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Stories from travels in

February 2020

A town too often overlooked: Scicli, Sicily

We went to visit Scicli because of its fame as the location of Montalabano’s Vigata. But even if you’re not a Montalbano fan, it’s a

Chasing Montalbano: Scicli, Sicily

It took me forever to remember to pronounce Scicli as Sheekly and it’s not like I was short of teachers or correctors. Vigata was much

Chasing Montalbano: Donnalucata, Sicily

Montalbano likes the water. He likes to swim. And he likes to walk the beach. But looking at his place in Punta Secca and the

Chasing Montalbano: Punta Secca, Sicily

In July 2019, one of my favourite men in the whole wide world died. Italian Andrea Camilleri created the character Salvo Montalbano and when Camilleri

Malta: Criminals, caves, and cart ruts

I’m not a great fan of caves. I may well have overdosed on them when we were in Georgia a few years back, but I

Graffiti, Maltese style

On what has become an annual event each February, the lovely M&M drove us around the island of Malta on a mystery tour. One of

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