23 Dicembre 2008
Taxi malpensa milan.
I arrive outside my studio.
“excuse me isn’t there a fixed fee?”
“oh yes! Its 80 euros”
18 Dicembre 2008
Every time I come to cape town, even though I come here often, it is always a small shock.
Now I’ll tell you why:
I read not too long ago (the suggestion came from my webmaster, who is my ex assistant and as a result a good friend of mine, a.g.) two really good books, which I suggest for the holidays. Both are written by the scientist diamon jared LINK the one is called “weapons, steel and diseases”, the other one is “collapse”. They speak, simply put, about the history of humanity, and of the path done by man to arrive to today. Listen to my advice, read them.
And what does this have to do with south africa?
It does because in one of these books, I don’t remember which one, I read that in the world there are only 5 areas so called mediterranean. Only five! And they are: obviously the mediterranean (obviously not all of it, the north part), some of chile, some of australia, some part of south california and, to get to the point, the southern most part of south africa, in particular exactly here in south africa.
What happens here when you come is not only a trip in space, but also and most of all a trip in time. In the sense that here is exactly like back home, let’s say in liguria, at the end of spring beginning of summer.
The same flowers bloom, the same vines mature, the lavender starts flowering.
If you go to a hot place, like the Caribbean, you simply go to a hot place.
Here is not the case!
Here is the same as back home six months ago or as it will be in six months.
I assure you the experience is unique.
And to finish the hand job about south africa, I suggest you to come on holiday, christmas time is perfect.
It is not a trend in italy and therefore there are very few italians (italians go on holiday always in the same 4/5 places… as if the world wasn’t the big thing that it is but a small island…), the local money is very convenient so everything is relatively cheap and… it’s summer!