I don’t know how this happened, but as we laid in bed with our coffee and milk I somehow agreed to spend the whole day on the back of Jonas’ motorbike. The disadvantage is that
I don’t know how this happened, but as we laid in bed with our coffee and milk I somehow agreed to spend the whole day on the back of Jonas’ motorbike. The disadvantage is that I couldn’t take pictures since I spent the whole day clinging my hands to small metal pipes while keeping my feet on rods and the back straight, trying to not do anything at all no matter all the cars, motorbikes and pedestrians that moved around me as we pushed forward. But Google has, so you can “travel” the route yourself if you feel like: https://goo.gl/maps/UimkERneGxUHNwrq6 (yes, the Southern route). But I’d summarize it as extremely beautiful and interesting. Big medieval houses with small churches, lots of mixture of centuries, everything packed right next to each other like fishes in a tin. The most beautiful house was of course this castle, here showed with a Wikipedia picture:
It looked a lot better in real life of course. You wanted your old Lego back. It was built by Charles I of Anjou in 1282, after he had defeated the Hohenstaufens, who in turn had defeated the Normans. The Normans were the old Danes of Northern France, who had come here. So in a way, Jonas is just following an old tradition, escaping his home because of competition, but now selling software instead of sword edge.
Then we had a soda and talked about life. And after that, museum:
It was a about art during the Bourbon rule (1734-1860).
The masks above made us think about or good, common friend Petter Madegård. Here’s an old image of Commedia dell’arte masks he made:
Here’s me and Petter trying some masks out:
You all know that pizza is from Italy, but it’s actually from Naples! And here is an original Marinara with tomato sauce made by tomatoes, basil, oregano and garlic on perfect bread. A very tasty vegan piece of history! Although I would prefer the later developed super-thin Swedish pizza packed with zucchini, olives etc.
Being Swedish means a lot of things. It’s not just welfare, hockey, snus and board games. When they play ABBA, you must go on stage and reprezent.
A guy asked about my age and I said I was 39 and he was like “oh, I thought you were 29”. I loved it. Then I realized that everyone in there were around 19 years old. It turns out that adults in Napoli prefer to party by having dinners, dressed up in old houses. I don’t know how I’d handle that. But it’s OK since I don’t live here. Although I got very tempted. It’s been lovely here!