A frequently expressed concern by inexperienced campers is how to prepare a satisfying evening meal under stormy conditions. I have found that adherence to the following steps invariably ensures that campers go to sleep sated and contented whatever the weather:
We have got used to a very high military and police presence in Italian cities. At every major historical site, government building and train station there is an array of personnel; at least two types of police officers standing around marked vehicles and, conspicuously toting semi-automatic rifles, regular soldiers positioned around strategically parked armoured land rovers.
When we arrived in Rome a couple of weeks ago we found this presence rather unsettling, commenting that if this was supposed to provide reassurance then it was having the opposite effect. Then came the attack in Westminster ………….
One of the joys of foreign travel is conversations with people from different cultures and perspectives – locals and other travellers. However, we were a bit apprehensive about inevitable Brexit discussions as we travelled down the Italian peninsular and made a decision to leave Rome before the EU 60 yr. anniversary celebrations (as much for our own mental health as anything).