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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Vedi Napoli e poi muori!


Every time Padma urges me to visit Europe one last time, this suggestive hint to the satiated tourist that, having beheld the beauties of Naples, there was nothing left to live for comes to my mind - but for quite different reasons.

I lived long enough in Saudi Arabia to wanted to leave, so why spend good money to see an even more chaotic and lawless version of it in Europe? To see scenes like these in Calais and Paris would really make my blood boil.

The old saying 'See Naples and die!' may well need to be changed to 'See Naples - and the rest of Europe - before it dies!'

'Der Tod des Abendlandes' indeed!