Lucca, Here

This article first appeared in Gafencu magazine, November 2015 Travellers to Tuscany spotting the mysterious road sign ‘FI-PI-SI’ could be forgiven for thinking that their guidebook has a page missing.   Where, exactly, is this fantastical spot that they’d never heard of? Actually, FI-PI-SI stands for Firenze – Pisa – Siena, so it’s highly likely most visitors will already have these cities underlined on their ‘must-do’ list. But how many travellers to Tuscany add ‘LU’ for Lucca to that itinerary? There is more than a strong case for claiming that Lucca is the best city in Tuscany to visit and stay […]

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Women Leaders on Top?

This article first appeared in Gafencu magazine, November 2105   November 16 next year may see the first-ever female president of the USA. Could it happen? Carly Fiorina certainly thinks so, and the more she continues to bitch about Hilary Clinton the more she believes it will. If such a historical landmark is attained it will also give rise to another important question. If America gets its first Madam President, who will pick the new curtains and soft furnishings for the Oval Office? See? Only one paragraph in and already two cheap, stereotypical jibes about women in high political office […]

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