Entries by Umakant
The Bird in Flight
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so...after deciding on this last minute trip with kiran (tickets were booked sunday, we left monday), i'm sitting here writing from an internet cafe in firenze (my third time here...oy) about to kick kiran in the head. (by the way, he's sitting right next to me looking for a nice murano vase to take home...that doesnt sound very much like kiran, but this is italy and it tends to mess with your head in ways that only italians can understand?)
rome was grand...we actually spent more time in pompei looking and staring at vesuvius on a cool, rainy day. the way the clouds were situated around the mountaintop, it looked like the mount was smoking, kinda making us wonder whether he was about to erupt again. rain...spčaking of which, has been following us nonstop. yes, i got suckered again into buying an overpriced umbrella from an italian street vendor just because i didnt learn my lesson the first two times around and think to actually pack a small one to take with me. that's okay though, cause kiran got suckered into buying two of them...
pics to follow...
today, off to nice and the riviera...possibly cannes? monaco? qui sait?
shy? me?? ok so it's taken me some time to post anything--i figured most people wouldn't want to know what's going through my head (it scares me sh*tless half the time).
so for those that know me, im a huge travel freak...specifically civil aviation (check out airliners.net...it's like my morning paper...no, really, i'm serious, i read it before i read the bbc news site). imagine my dismay to find that an AF A343 had just crashed off the runway at YYZ in a heavy thunderstorm thankfully, of 309 people on board, there were NO fatalities (except for the plane of course, which i'm pretty sure is beyond repairable seeing as how it apparently split in two and was engulfed in flames for the good part of a few hours). congratulations to the crew for a good job evacuating all the passengers safely...