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Italy in brief, 4th July
09 destination Malaysia.
straight to Lucca from Roma.
Post jet lag, fell in love
with the city, made friends, found an apartment
and visited the beach at Viareggio a number of times thanks to Bella
and her gorgeous family during a relentless 8 weeks of 33C
and Firenze were a short train ride away and then, the stunning Cinque
Terre, which we all want to visit again. Rome
eventually called me back and was as beautiful as ever seemingly
unchanged after 20 years (I’m sure not!) and the Milano visit
with our family reside was a lovely and welcome repose after a
long hot summer. School
and some major adjustments, work and the development of social
networks has made Lucca an easy, warm and inspiring place to
live, walk and ride. The wall provides a social place to
exercise and get a higher perspective on things.
made a brief appearance as an attractive port city but whoa Venezia
just takes your breath away especially if you manage to get a
water taxi with a speed freak at the helm.
have learnt a few things like; how to use skype! Techno dinosaur
that I am. That it’s possible to wear high heels and a mini
dress on a moped and still look stylish, nightclubbing can be a
family affair, “Heroes?can be played out of a Kombi van and
still sound cool, sticker trading at elementary school can override
cultural and language barriers and bicycles can almost
be ridden in any weather (including -5C) at anytime of the night
in any state of mind reasonably safely.
and New Year will be here in Lucca, maybe with more snow.
Photos are finally going
up from NYE til now. There are a few omissions like
Festa della Donna (International Women’s Day) and
all concerned will be grateful given how the evening
progressed and ended including full throttle karaoke!