Italy has always been one of my favorite vacation destination in Europe, not sure because of having spent most of my childhood’s summer vacations in Italy or because of the million other reasons:
Italians just know how to enjoy life, they have great food, beautiful landscapes with a huge variety, people are mostly extremely friendly and helpful, even though the ones we met so far hardly spoke English, Italy has a great and old culture, wonderful charming villages and Italians always look good. If they go for a run, work, sit on a bike, go to the beach, they are always perfectly dressed, just as the old cyclist, fully dressed in a white bike outfit, with a matching white helmet, matching white gloves and of course a matching white race bike with even white tyres. It’s pure joy to look at them, I need to be careful not to start staring, a bad habit with no bad intention, I just love to see good-looking and well dressed people.
And not to forget about the language, doesn’t Italian just sound like tiramisu, amore, ti amo, and other wonderful things?
We left Lago di Garda yesterday and cycled along the lake for about 40km, with a big smile on our faces all way long, just because it was another perfect day, great cycling – it goes better and better every day – and again the beautiful lake always on our right hand-side.
After 75km we arrived on the campsite in Verona. Harekrishna! That’s how we feel here, it’s the most interesting campsite we’ve ever been to, lounge areas everywhere (but don’t expect these luxurious city lounges, it’s more the Harekrishna style, if you know what I mean). It is located in the ruins of an old castle, our tent is placed under grape-vines, we have free WiFi all day long with perfect connection and everybody is sitting on the terrace to catch up on email etc. And we are by far the oldest here, average age is maybe 18! Peace on Earth, Harekrishna!
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