Intrepid Optimist

Intrepid Optimist is the place where I can share my stories; fact, fiction and thoughts from the past and present. It’s Written by myself for people who believe adventure knows no age

Monthly Archives: April, 2016

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

Non-fiction Coffee is so much a part of Italian culture that the idea of not drinking it is as foreign as the idea of having to explain its rituals. The … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Blank Cheque

Non-fiction In 1974 the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting took place in Quito, Ecuador, The venue was in the Hotel Quito International, on the ave Gonzalez Suarez.  Across the … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment
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