Letters From Sicily – 2. Milazzo


    The second letter  from Tony Lee & Renna Benson who are touring Sicily is from Milazzo     The bang of a maroon rocket broke the silence of a Sunday morning here in Milazzo a small city and major ferry terminal on the top north east corner of Sicily. Followed slowly by eleven…

Letters From Sicily – 1. Catania


  This is the first of a series of letters from Tony Lee & Renna Benson who are touring Sicily      The old man (he must have been at least 80) grasped the ice cream cone and took a big lick before heading out into the night to join many other men and women…

Wines Of Henschke


Harrogate Medical Wine Society hosted a tasting of Henschke wines at the Masonic Hall in Harrogate   “Under the guidance of husband-and-wife team, Stephen and Prue Henschke, this medium sized producer in South Australia has become one of the country’s most-famed. Since 1979 Stephen has been the winemaker while Prue has diligently renewed the vineyard…

Letter From Medellin – Drugs, Art, Heaven & Envy


    “DRUGS: He pointed to where he and a few other young boys had been playing football. “This guy ran through us pursued by 3 others with guns. They shot him and he fell down. Then they ran away back up the street and others came to drag the body away. We just turned around…

Letter From Bogota – Salt, Gold & Coffee


  “As someone who is mildly claustrophobic the thought of going deep underground beneath a hill in order to see a church did not immediately strike me as a good idea. However the “Salt Cathedral”, a few miles outside Bogotá and caved out by salt miners in their spare time from the underground salt deposits…