Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sitting in the air

I have been living crazy busy since the last week of October because of job issues and my mother's orthopedic injury. At the moment my mother is recovering slightly as she is in a rehabilitation centre situated here, in Civitavecchia, 60 km North from Rome. Its location is perfect as it is close to the see (picture on the left). I'm going there twice a day and this gives her motivation.
On the job front, I went to Rome three times last week and I was happy to see a lot of people, mainly from Japan, who were gathering the Vatican Square. This means that people around the world are still interested in my country. While I was walking next to the Vatican Museum I saw a particular show along the street: a Pakistani, who wore orange clothes, was sitting in the air. You have probably seen that in many different towns around the world. Here below there is a link of a Youtube web page which shows how those charlatans work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKktRZ9QEXE

The picture below shows the Vatican Square.
Of course, since November 1st I haven't been running three times a week and I've lost my training. At the moment my training in not adequate for a 10 or 21 km at a sub 5 min./km pace. 
Happy running, cycling and swimming to all my blogger friends.

7 comments:

Char said...

I think if I ever break my hip I'd like to recover where your mum is. And I wanted to say that you're a good son to visit her twice a day.

Amy said...

I agree with Char! Very kind of you to visit twice a day!

Never heard of sitting in the air...I thought you were going to say you were in an airplane!

Fran said...

I agree too, it's very sweet of you to visit her twice a day.

Italy will always be attractive to people all over the world. Because of it's rich history, the beautiful cities and landscapes.
It's my favorite vacation destination too. That being said: I don't think I will go next year. We have seen so many beautiful places in your country and for me it's time to see some other beautiful place in the world. I would love to go to the countryside of England or to one of the Scandanavian countries.

Johann said...

I would love to visit Italy. I took Latin as a subject at school and a big part of it was the Roman history. I hope your mother heals well.

ajh said...

First - what a good son you are to visit your mother TWICE a day!
Second - what a nice place to recuperate!
Third - I want to get back to Italy some day.

Black Knight said...

Roma รจ sempre affascinante. In mezzo a tanti ciarlatani nostrani non potevano mancare ciarlatani di importazione!
Mi sono ripreso, presto andiamo a farci una garetta con pranzo incluso!
In bocca al lupo per tua madre.

martin briars said...

thanks for your message Giorgio - and we love Italy :)) especially your food... i can't wait to get the chance to race there one day.
ciao
Marti