Heroic and Hot – the Men from Sword and Sandals

Sword and Sandals films have always been a great way to display a leading man’s pecs, abs and heroism. Historic accuracy is a little shaky in these films but hey,…

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A Pearl of the Mediterranean

There’s quite a few Pearls of the Mediterranean, Corsica, Alexandria, Monte Carlo, Barcelona and more, but Taormina is a particularly lustrous pearl. It spills down a steep hillside to the…

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Frolicking among the Fumaroles

Walk on the crater of a live volcano? My partner was dead keen. Me? Mmm …. maybe. So we did it. The big sweetener for me was I’ve written about…

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