Letter from Graz

In contrast to the stilted, familiar and rather cold vision of the continent that came across in ‘Europe: Ancient Futures’, here was a Mitteleuropa in the true sense of the word, one that welcomed others and thrived on the cross-breeding of cultural influences. Continue reading Letter from Graz

Letter from Rome

Roman Holiday this was not, although I could not resist sticking my hand inside the Bocca della Verità, which my Roman friend and I had all to ourselves, as tourists keen to relive the famous scene from the 1953 American classic starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck were for once in short supply. Continue reading Letter from Rome