29 July, 2005

Pisco and Wine!

Peru is an innovative country! July 28th was Peru's National Day. To celebrate that, Peruvians filled the Main Fountain (on the Main Square in Lima = Capital) with 2,000 liters of Pisco for everyone to enjoy it (for more about it check this).

In my hometown, every september, there is a "wine festival". The event is held at the grounds of the municipal gardens. You pay a nominal fee at the entrance and you are given a plastic bottle resembling the shape of a gourd (that's what they used to remove the wine from the urns in the old time). Armed with the plastic bottle you can go at special stalls and "fill-up" with any kind of wine for free! There are stalls selling traditional food (to accompany the wine) as well as various events (tradional dance, excibitions of how they used to make wine in the old time, etc.) Every year many people visit the Wine Festival, among them many tourists. Tourists seem to enjoy the free wine more than the locals and they are most susceptile to the Vachian effects of it! At the center of the municipal gardens there is a fountain, which is a kind of "landmark" (if you get disconnected from your group and go there chances are you will find them). The fountain also serves as a landing place, better a diving place of the above mentioned tourists that had a lot of drinking. The result is hillarious to sometimes scary!!! Now, Giancarlo gave me a good idea! I will propose to the municipality of my home town to follow the example Peru, fill-up the fountain with wine. Since the tourists "drink" its water every year, I guess wine will be a better choice! GEIA MAS!!!

25 July, 2005

Exam season OVER!

The exam season is over for me! Yet I will be busy (it never ends) but I would like to take a short break to recover the grey cells lost in the process! Maybe I will post some lost-and-recently-found photos, or maybe I will just pick one of the mountains around Kyoto and dissappear for a week!

09 July, 2005

Quote of the day

"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

02 July, 2005

View of the Mediterranean

My friend Ailing requested to see how the Mediterranean looks. Sorry, but I don't have any better photos to post. The only two photos I have were taken a few years ago, during summer, at the Akamas peninsula, east side of Cyprus. The Akamas peninsula is a kind of a national park, i.e. is protected from any kind of development whatsoever. That means no asphalt, concrete, kiosks, tourists, etc. The beaches are also protected by a very rough terrain. If you spare some time and a good car (Giancarlo can drive his Pajero to get there), and get to the beach the reward you get is crystal clear water and breathtaking views. I will look for more photos but chances are that I won't find anything. If I do, they will be posted, I promise.



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