What’s the worst thing you can imagine happening to your plane? Late arrival? Blocked toilet? How about exploding engine mid-flight? It was already 10pm when we took of from SFO -> Munich, so we could see the flames engulfing number 1 engine as a series of explosions shook the fuselage. There were a lot of “Oh God, oh God”-s and the girl next to me went into full panic attack and required restraining. I broke the rules and wrote a short note to the wife. Fortunately the captain was able…read more
After a good couple of days in Brooklyn that included an evening at Flushing Meadow to see Serena Williams and Federer… …Alitalia went on strike – delaying my Rome -> Genova flight for 9 hours. Groovy. Best option : train. Rome Airport -> Rome -> Milan -> Genova. 6 hours. Then taxi to Genova airport to pick up the car, and finally home.
This one was particularly memorable. The first leg of my 7pm flight Detroit -> Chicago -> Munich -> Genova was delayed due to storms in NY where the plane was coming from. This meant missing the international flight, so United changed my itinerary to Detroit -> Chicago -> Copenhagen -> Munich -> Genova with an arrival delay of just 4 hours. So far so good. Next, SAS cancelled the Copenhagen flight before I made it out of Detroit. Back into the queue for the service desk. To cut a very…read more
Every morning Hair twisted round her finger She drinks from the tap
Sopraelevata, Surfing through Genova town, It’s good to be home
Waiting for sunlight, Birdsong on the breeze, Ebony thoughts
Crisp mountain sunlight, Through a slot in the curtains, Illuminates her
White fields yield to brown, T-Shirts replace jackets, Winter is going
Water is running, A disturbance in the bed, Nocturnal peeing
A lonely ascent, Mountain views for company, Will she be waiting?