Category Archives: 2008

Euro 6, 2008

Lucky Pepe knew most of his customers very well. They would stop on their way to work and chat, they would stop on the way home from shopping and rest their heavy grocery bags whilst they discussed the results of … Continue reading

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Euro 5, 2008

It was a small town. The French side of the Swiss border was a single lane and by using rigid traffic barriers was designed to act as a pinch-point. Vehicles were forced to slow to a crawl as drivers negotiated … Continue reading

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Euro 4, 2008

We were on the island of Hvar in Croatia and the van’s exhaust was rattling alarmingly. In fact it had been rattling and steadily getting noisier since we were in Germany – where it raised both Teutonic tempers as well … Continue reading

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Euro 3, 2008

By the time the long and unusually hot summer of 1697 had faded, Antonio Canal had moved into the small square brick dwelling at Castello 5485. A convenient address, just 8 minutes walk from Piazza San Marco, opposite his favourite … Continue reading

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Euro 2, 2008

Bond drove listlessly down the Cote d’Azur… sorry, wrong story. I’ll start again…

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Euro 1, 2008

I’m starting in the middle but future editions will backtrack to our departure from New Zealand,

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