In the latest entry to our ‘Stadium Guide’, Jeremy Bowling delves deep into the magnificent Stadio San Nicola in Bari.
“Why Asia? First of all, I went there because it was far, it gave me the impression of a place where there was still something to discover. I went there in search of “the other”, of everything I didn’t know, chasing ideas, men and stories I had only read about.”
When the British East India Company returned from the Far East in the 1660s, they presented a strange plant called tea to King Charles II. His beautiful Portuguese bride quickly became fond of it for treating her colds. Some 20 years earlier, a merchant by the name of Peter Mundy noted it as “only herb boiled with a kind of herb boiled in it.”