After Siena my way went on to Perugia, the capital of Udinese. The trip there was beautiful and I feel happy to drive around with my vespa. I’m not taking many photos while driving, cause I’m enjoying driving around too much and behind every hill there is another beautiful landscape, waiting to get seen from me.
The hostel I stayed was one half for visitors and the other half for refugees. I had the luck to stay in my room with a homeless guy who just recently got kicked out from his room. Please understand I have no problems toward being homeless and everyone has their struggles in life, but this guy smelled like hell and made the stay in Perugia not so comfy. I inivted him to two times to eat with me, cause apparently he was spending all his money to sleep in the hostel and he said himself: “Sometimes I don’t eat for 10 day’s, it can happen” But man, I train a lot and he ate the same portion’s like me. I wish him all the best for his future life and hopefully he will make more use of a shower…
Perugia had two trainings each day and I went to each one of them. The gym consisted of only big guy’s and with my 68 kg I had a lot to compensate technically. Most of the guys had a big heart and the professor Giordano Brozzi helped me a lot. He showed me where my BJJ showed some weaknesses and tried to work with me on them. The most I loved about this gym, that Giordano sometimes at the beginning of the training said: “Let’s just roll today” (these are my fav trainings :D)
Giordano also organized an evening to have food together with the guys from the gym that I enjoyed a lot. On this evening I had the opportunity to feel the Udinesian spirit of these guys; they literally sued about God in every second sentence (which is really bad in italian) and I laughed my ass off that evening. And I felt the first time in Italy like I’m struggling to understand every word, cause the dialect starts to differ from the normal Italian that everbody speaks in school. Now heading more and more to the south the dialects will become more complexe.
The city itself didn’t catch me that much (I didn’t put much effort in it though), cause training two times a day made me tired.
After Perugia I went on to Spoleto, where I just stayed one night. I just stayed at home, ate, slept and did nothing despite training in the evening. Giuliano got his blackbelt just one month ago from Giordano Broozi and most of the guys were skipping training cause they had a tournament on the next day in Florence, so we were just 4 guys in training but with Giuliano every third round I got tired enough (he weights some 20 kg more than me :D).
So Giu, when you’re reading this: I thank you for the sparring round’s and you’re always welcome when you want to come to Switzerland. Oss!
And now, let’s head to Pescara and get some holidays at the beach! ;)