Monthly Archives: August 2013

Travel diary 2.0

We used to start our writing with “dear (travel) diary”; now we upload albums to Facebook. Do not get caught up in the idea of the “good old days”, which most people say were better than today. A web 2.0 … Continue reading

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“Deliberate” misadventures

As we said in a previous post, stories based on travel misadventures often have great narrative potential. However, misadventures do not necessarily have to occur by chance: do not be afraid to be the maker of your own traveller’s and … Continue reading

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Always ask yourself “why”

In the Città Alta [upper city] of the city of Bergamo there is a magnificent square called “Piazza Vecchia” and standing there, next to the “Palazzo della Ragione” [government building] is the city’s bell tower, called the Campanone. Well, at … Continue reading

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“Per un punto Martin perse la cappa” [popular Italian expression meaning that a small error can lead to dire consequences]

The great author Oscar Wilde wrote, ” I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.” Anyone can use punctuation properly, just … Continue reading

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