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On the Road Again 22#

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The driver, Gino, a student at Bologna University was studying politics, the car minuscule, so small with only room enough for three and a rucksack forcing us to strap the other bag on the engine at the back.
Bologna isn’t known as ‘La Rossa’ for nothing - renowned as a hotbed of communism back then, revolution perpetually in the air, tangible amongst the red tiled streets and student bars. Gino was a Marxist too but approachable, charming in fact, who took us to a vaulted cafe packed with lefties in animated conversation as they plotted the downfall of the capitalist system.

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    Bologna University, the oldest university in Italy and home to the Bologna Declaration and subsequent Process. (Just showing off my knowledge of higher education! But I wouldn’t want you to get the idea that I’m well-red!). One of the place I’d like to visit too. (I wonder if Bologna University student have an annual Ragu Day?)

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    Steve McBrevity over 1 year ago

    They claim it’s the oldest in the world. ... but hang on what about Salamanca?

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    Ah, Salamanca...another place on my bucket list.

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    Christopher over 1 year ago

    I graduated from Baloney University. I got a B.S. in b.s.!

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