Stories from travels in


Exposing style

‘I’ll come around and pick you up’, he said, in a to-die-for Italian accent. ‘Ten minutes. Be ready.’ ‘Okay’, says I. ‘I’ll go down and

Upscale street markets in Milan

I have a fondness for other people’s junk. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and all that. I can’t think of a better way

Prostrate with grief

While on a visit to Milan, to the Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, I was a little taken aback to see a woman, lying prostrate on

A church tour of Milan

Discovering the Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore  was a highlight of one of several visits to Milan. When I was young, very young,

A pervasive sense of style

I might have my issues with China but that said, one of my favourite places in the world to have breakfast is in San Francisco’s

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