As Published in Just Urbane: Just like James Bond, My Happy Heart Sings to be in Matera

What great timing to have the release of the latest James Bond movie, No Time To Die, coincide with publication of my Just Urbane story about Matera, in Italy.

Matera features at the beginning of the movie and how cool is it to see places you’ve been to on the big screen?

Below is a link to the story, I hope it takes you to Matera as you read it and takes you there when it’s safe to travel the world again.

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Ancient and Glorious

6PR Perth Tonight Interview: Undiscovered Lands in Well Discovered Countries

In a recent Friday night conversation with Chris Ilsley on 6PR Perth Tonight we had a great conversation about undiscovered lands in well discovered countries, particularly Puglia in Italy and Kerala in India.  If you’d like to listen, the link below should take you to the 6PR website.

Hidden gems of India and Italy with Chris Parry

Discover these regions before everyone else does.  In Puglia do a walking tour with Exodus Travels through olive groves and ancient towns.  In Kerala, explore the quiet streets of Fort Kochi and be surrounded not by the crush of congestion like India’s north but by the scent of spices being harvested and dried in the laneways of this peaceful and beautiful region known throughout India as ‘God’s own country’.

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Pic above: Matera in Puglia is one of Europes most ancient cities and is the 2019 European City of Culture.

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Pic above: As busy as traffic gets in Fort Kochi, Kerala.  Visit the spice traders of Fort Kochi, watch the Chinese Fishing Nets be raised at sunset, recline in the gondolas of the Allepey Backwater canals and walk through the tea plantations of the Munnar Highlands.

 

 

 

 

 

With Have a Go News Newspaper and lifestyle website The Starfish, let’s find out where I found love. There you go, I’ve said it.

They make movies here.  It’s a land that gave birth to one of the worlds greatest crooners and one of the worlds greatest songs.  Below are some links to my story, published in The Starfish and also by Have A Go Newspaper.  This is a love story.  This is a story about Puglia, a land with towns that one junior reviewer of my work described as, ‘being full of towns with funny names’.  He’s right.  Puglia does have lots of towns with names you just want to keep on saying, not just for the memories but for the mood it puts you in, just like humming a few bars of ‘Volare’.

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Click to access 320digital.pdf

http://www.thestarfish.com.au/author/chris-parry/

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