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…

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…

Letter From Peru – 2. In Deepest Darkest Peru


“Well we never found any bears in “Deepest Darkest Peru” so Paddington will have to stay in Britain without any fellow bears. However we did get to see a fair amount of other wildlife and local cultures on a  cruise on a wooden river boat on the upper Amazon in north eastern Peru. I say…