Thursday, May 24, 2007

A few more photos from Italy.

I want to start with Don Peppino. He's the one that makes the wonder-wine. He buys the grapes personally selecting them very carefully. Chooses a good day (temperature and humidity) to squeeze it and makes the wine. "No medicines added", he said. The red (aglianico... super good) can last a few years, the white needs to be drunk in that season.
Here he's proudly showing a bottle outside of his shop where he sells all kind of fresh vegetables and fruits. Everything tastes great and real.


Windsurfing in Bagnoli (Naples).


Launching spot. Notice how much garbage...


But that's nothing compared to this...


Yet another niece.


She's so cute! Zio Giampi bought her a 96 cents toy (a few of them, actually).


Notice the warning label. It says:"DO NOT ATTEMPT TO THROW BALL AT ANYONE'S HEAD OR FACE"...
Who said that americans don't have a great sense of humor? Warning labels crack me up...
My favorites are the Jacuzzi ones, when they suggest you not to put your body orifices too close to the jets...
Anyway, what would you expect in a country in which a lady was able to sue McDonald (and win!) because she burned herself with a coffee that was given to her without the proper warning that it was hot...
...and how would you expect your coffee to be? Cold?!?! That would be a good reason to sue!

The internet access point where I'm sitting right now... Drinking a beer on the street is not illegal in Italy. I can actually drink it even when you're driving, as long as you're under the legal threshold of alchool in blood... and that makes sense to me.


I'm in Italy, I had to take a photo of a Vespa...


No wait, the Vespa is correctly waiting behind the car, without passing it... this can't be Italy.
And the car has actually stopped at the red light... this can't be Naples... and there's not even garbage on the street!
Oh, but it's Paia! Ahhh... I can't wait to be back...

Ok, last, but not least... Sorry you guys, I have to post this... I just can't help myself...
Buying a bikini for a girl is never a good idea. Specially, if you find out afterwards that she has different sizes for top and bottom. And specially if she's not there to try it.
I ended up taking a photo of myself wearing the bottom and sending it to her so that she can have an idea if it will fit or not...


PS. Check out the video I linked at the top right.

13 comments:

dollyna said...

Vieni a trovarci a Positano?????

cammar said...

perche', mi volete vedere in bikini dal vivo? ;-)

no, I'm afraid this year is not gonna happen...

Anonymous said...

ciao gp. about the garbage... vedi i problemi italiani un po' piĆ¹ da vicino.. credo bene tu non veda l'ora di ripartire..
Buona permanenza a Napoli
ciao Nico

cammar said...

Ciao Nico... in 48 hours I'm on a plane... yes!!

Hey Dollyna, I forgot to thank you for the invite!

dollyna said...

why not?
You look not bad at all from behind...he he he...
Come on, hop on a scooter and get over here! Or even the hydrofoil...you're so close we could meet!
But I understand if you've got "plans"

dollyna said...

I just read your second comment.
You shoudl have let us know (via Nicki) you were coming and we would've organized something...
maybe next time?

Sharon said...

The only thing that would have made the last photo better would have been the story of one of your parents walking in on this scene!

If you pass by again tell Signore Peppino ‘mi piache il suo bancarella di frutta’, I have a thing about markets.

The launching spot looks like it was visited by Vesuvius, am I right?

The helmet cam vid is brilliant, despite my meager abilities, on the way to the beach this is how my mind thinks I sail!

Dollyna's right....you're so close. Pop over to Pos, I'm sure Nicki makes a fabby cuppa & she might even have McVities!

cammar said...

Dollyna,
maybe you figured by my posts that the only reason that brings me back to this place that I really don't like anymore is to see my parents.
So when I'm here, I usually spend with them as much time as possible and don't really care about going around and seeing friends (old and new, don't take it personal)...
I was stuck in the traffic for one hour yesterday from Mergellina to Vomero to say goodbye to my brother's family... think about driving to positano...
But... yes, maybe next year!

Sharon, "piache il suo bancarella"... got two mistakes in there...
1) what's the sound of "che" in italian (not in spanish!)?
2) o-a sounds awkward, doesn't it?
Ok, now do it again.

When I took that photo, I tried to lock the door, but it wouldn't so I did it as fast as I could...

I'm on a train for rome this morning...

Sharon said...

Che palle....got the beginner mistakes grazie mille.

Giampaolo said...

Aaaargh....
Disgusting self-portrait...

:-)))

Aloha,
Giampaolo


www.mauiaddicted.com

meesh said...

well, if they fit before, the likelyhood of them fitting now is slim. one hopes you were able to stretch the material ;-) so now you will have to keep them and join diva dave at Kuau on the big surf days next year!!! between now and then we'll come up with a name for you .....

Dollyna said...

I understand both the fact that you want to spend as much time with your parents as you can AND the fact that you want to get the HELL out of here.

cammar said...

Meesh,
the bikini couldn't stretch enough to contain the uncontainable. I actually took a photo of the front too, but that one is only for sale...

Dollyna,
so I did baby... If you and Nicki come to Maui I promise I'll take you girls out... surfing, of course!
Now, that'll be a good post...