Program 596: San Miguel de Allende; Frances Mayes A Tavola; Scottish Nationalism; Olympic Flame
Release Date: 03-07-2020
Discover why the city of San Miguel de Allende is attracting artists and retirees to Mexico, and why food in Italy is reliably good — even in restaurants you might find on a road trip. We'll also hear from a pair of pro-independence Scots on how Scottish nationalism is different by being left-of-center, and a Greek tour guide explains the origins of the Olympic Flame Lighting ceremony.
- Julie Meade, author of the "Moon San Miguel de Allende" guidebook (Avalon Travel)
- Callout to Fr. George Woodward, rector at St Paul's Anglican Church, San Miguel de Allende,
- Frances Mayes, author of "See You in the Piazza" (Crown) and "Always Italy" (National Geographic Books)
- James Macletchie, tour guide from Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
- Colin Mairs, Scottish tour guide originally from Glasgow
- Ioanna Papakosta, tour guide from Patras, Greece
- Julie Meade is the author of the Moon San Miguel de Allende guidebook.
- Julie Meade has also written articles about Mexico and California for New York magazine.
- Fr. George Woodward is rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church in San Miguel.
- Frances Mayes describes sites and dining experience on day trips from her home in Tuscany in her book, "See You in the Piazza." Her newest title, "Always Italy," is scheduled to be released March 31, 2020. Frances started writing about Italy when she penned her story of buying an abandoned villa in Tuscany in "Under the Tuscan Sun."
- James Macletchie's website features photographs he's taken of Scottish wildlife and landscapes.
- Information about Colin Mairs' guiding, in multiple languages, in Scotland and New Zealand, is on his Excursions Scotland website.
- Ioanna Papakosta offers custom tours of Greece from her home base in Patras, with information on the Discover-Peloponnese website.
More with Frances Mayes - Rick and Frances Mayes tell a listener in Cincinnati what to look for when selecting a gelato to enjoy in Italy. (runs 2:41)