Driving Like a Maniac

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Driving Like a Maniac
DLaM is written by Kate Bailward - aka Katja. It is mainly made up of stories and observations of life in southern Italy, and is updated once a week, on Mondays.
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  • The credit card saga: part I 5 days ago It’s Palm Sunday, around 10am, and I’m on my way to the station to catch a bus to Siracusa. I know I’ve got enough money to get my bus ticket, and the people I’m meeting in Siracusa have offered to … Continue reading →
  • No clothes, please: we're British 1 week ago As we pull into Bristol airport it becomes apparent what the boys have been whingeing about for the past week. A large sign looms ahead, telling us prices for the different parking areas – including pick-up and drop-off. It’s only … Continue reading →
  • ... and breathe! 2 weeks ago So, what’s been going on around these parts? Well, I’m glad you asked. I’ve just got back from celebrating niece number one’s third birthday (cake and muddy dogs and small children – fabulous) and doing the whole international ‘meet the … Continue reading →
  • BRB ... 2 months ago If you’ve been thinking that it’s a bit quiet around these parts at the moment, you’d be right. However, it’s not that I’ve forgotten about you – it’s just that I’ve been having a busy few weeks. Along with my … Continue reading →
  • Carnival redux 2 months ago A couple of weeks ago I pulled a jacket out of my cupboard that I hadn’t worn in a while, because it’s too lightweight for winter. Spring’s well on its way in now, though, so it was time to break … Continue reading →

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  • From Expat to Immigrant Writing Contest October 2012 I hadn't intended to come to Italy. Argentina was where I wanted to be, where I could ride polo ponies across pampas plains and fall in love with handsome gauchos. That was the plan. Europe wasn't even on my list. It was too close to the UK and not...

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: Italy Honourable Mention Award!

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Website Reviews » There are 14 reviews on Driving Like a Maniac

MJ
23:03 PM October 08, 2012

Superb blog!!!

Craig Myles
23:46 PM October 08, 2012

Highly entertaining and beautifully written (and on occasion spoken!) blog. What this woman can't tell you about the experience of eating trifle is frankly not worth reading (or hearing).

Deadly Knitshade
00:25 AM October 09, 2012

Utterly love Driving Like a Maniac. Clever, well written and so hilarious it is responsible for many odd looks from fellow commuters as I laugh out loud on public transport.

Kim Samsin
00:30 AM October 09, 2012

She is a smashing storyteller. Highly recommended!

Niki
01:00 AM October 09, 2012

My favourite blog of them all - the writing is superb - you find yourself drawn in, as if you were there experiencing it too. Very gifted writer and most enjoyable blog.

MaryAnne Oxendale
01:26 AM October 09, 2012

She makes me want to move to Italy.

Fiona At Life On Nanchang Lu
02:26 AM October 09, 2012

Always makes me wish I lived in Italy instead of China....

Jinni
06:07 AM October 09, 2012

Intelligent, down to earth, great sense of humor..great blog!.

Joanna Hamil
06:54 AM October 09, 2012

A wild ride - lots of fun.

Gillian
10:19 AM October 09, 2012

I Look forward to Mondays with Kate's observations of her life in Sicily (and beyond)

Conrad
11:55 AM October 09, 2012

Deep down she is a blonde - sweet writing, smart and wicked too. Clap clap.

Pete
08:55 AM October 10, 2012

Always an entertaining read.

Krista
06:06 AM October 13, 2012

I LOVE this blog!! She always takes me to interesting places in a way that makes me laugh out loud and feel like I was there. Brilliant. :-)

John P Brady
22:07 PM October 29, 2012

Big fan of Kate's writing. I love how she constructs a sentence - always in a delicate way. She has very readable material. We are both blogging about Sicily so for me, that makes it even more interesting.

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