East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai


Tourists in Nizza Monferrato


We are under the black cloud at the right of the AT sign.

So today we met our friends Silvia and Germano as they came to visit for the Halloween festivities. They are staying in Nizza, and we spent the afternoon talking and rambling around town. This being Monday, most of the shops and places of interest were shut down, and the town was deserted and dreary.
Well, OK, drearier than usual.
And it was a nice day to start our vacations.
We got pouring rain for most of the day – it’s been raining for over 48 hours now.
We found shelter in a cafeteria around 2 pm, as the sky grew dark and it looked like it was 7 pm at least. And when 7 pm came, and we were on our way to the pizza place for a bite, an icy cold wind started, and soon there were fire brigade trucks speeding around town because of crashed trees and other disasters.
But we survived untouched and relatively dry, and we spent most of the day talking books and writing and other silliness – including a nice discussion on the subject of immortality and how it should be represented in a story, that started as a general chat about urban fantasy, and turned into a quite interesting exchange of ideas.

Tomorrow, more of the same – hopefully with a better weather forecast.