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Terror attack at Glasgow Airport   Leave a comment

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Posted June 30, 2007 by mtcerio in Uncategorized

Mykonos part 2   1 comment

The speech at the congress is done, now I can really enjoy my time here in Mykonos!
 
This morning trip to Delos. Half a hour of boat and we are in the little island in the middle of the Cyclades: there is no inhabitant, because archeological digs brought to light a city, as it was more than 2 thousands of years ago. We could see houses and temples of the ancient Greek civilization, and the conservation status of the rocks nd the marbles is impressive. Everything is filled of signs of mithology and religion, and our guide has been very good.
 
Our scooter is still carrying us in a different beach every day. It’s funny to ride, definitely the best choice. When I was in Creete, I rented a scooter even there, and they told me the roads are slippery as ice. This time I have been told nothing, but I decided to be very careful. Indeed, yesterday I made a drift worthy of Rossi with a little difference: I was not really looking for it. Fine, I did not fall.
 
 There is one thing I really like here: the town centre is full of people during the evening and the night, and the restaurants are full even at midnight. We started to have lunch at 4pm and dinner at 10 pm! Why to be in a rush for the food? The night is long! And Glasgow is miles away! 🙂
 
The Greek food is always good. Yesterday night we had fresh fish in a very special restaurant. Eating out is not very cheap, though. This island is very touristic. When I wasin Patras, the quality of the food was the same but far cheaper. Anyway, I don’t complain!
 
See you soon!
 
maTTeo

Posted June 14, 2007 by mtcerio in Uncategorized

Pelicans in Mykonos   Leave a comment

Pelicans are walking in the streets here! And they often bite people!
 
A wonderful bird is the pelican.
His mouth can hold more than his belican.
        He can take in his beak
        Enough food for a week.
I’m darned if I know how the helican.

Posted June 12, 2007 by mtcerio in Uncategorized

Mykonos   Leave a comment

Here I am in Mykonos.
Just to clarify once for all: yes, it is supposed to be the gay island. Well, yesterday night we had a walk in the city centre (better say "town centre") and everything was normal. Today we went to the beach ("Super Paradise"… what a name), and there you actually realise that here are a lot of gay couples. The point is: when I see a male couple, I simply don’t care that much; when I see a female couple, most of the times the first thought is: what a same!
 
And no, I’m not gay. I’m here for a conference and it is an amazing place! The landscape is very dry: rocks, stones. There are some trees and flowers near the houses. They are very typical: white-painted with a flat roof. In the town, they are very close each other, with tiny streets for pedestrians, surrounded by shops ad restaurants (mostly Italian, I must say). Out from the town, the houses grow like mushrooms here and there on the island, creating some white spots in the brown background. The sky is very blue, instead, and the sea is very transparent and clean.
 
We rented a scooter to go to the conference hotel, as the bus service is not that efficient. And while riding it, in the wind, you cannot realise that the Sun is very strong. Indeed, my arms are sun-burned now.
 
Tomorrow the conference is beginning at 7:30 (in the morning…), I will talk (then I’ll be free!) and I still need to finish the presentation and practice the speech. Don’t forget to have a look to the photo album! See you soon!
 
maTTeo

Posted June 12, 2007 by mtcerio in Uncategorized