Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Two Tours de France

There are two Tours de France. The one that takes place in France for French audiences and the one that happens on the sports networks for fans and the worldwide audience. I’ve been a cyclist ever since I can remember … Continue reading

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At Dante’s Tomb

Dante Alighieri, author of the ‘Inferno’ is buried in Ravenna. Unlike his book, it is a beautiful and extremely peaceful place. It’s on a quiet back street, to the right there is a small park and trees. The tomb itself is … Continue reading

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Thomas the Tank Engine Retires to Italy

Dear Felix, I am in Italy right now and do I have a surprise for you! I met Thomas the Tank Engine. He was steaming down a country line in Italy, not far from the village where we are staying. … Continue reading

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