20th of March: partial sun eclipse

Partial sun eclipse. Pic from artbyrandy

Partial sun eclipse. Pic from artbyrandy

20th of March Between 09:00 and 11:30 Partial sun eclipse   And please take care: IF you want to look at this spectacle, like directly into the sun: your high protecting fashion statement accessorize from RayBan or similar won’t do this job. You do need the specific ones! Please consider this. It is really important.

The leaning tower of pizza

Well, the most basic aim of terrorism is to terrorize, so it’s refreshing (and I actually think it’s really important) to see people laughing at it.

Italians have responded with ridicule after an ISIS supporter referred to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa landmark as the “learning tower of pizza”.

The ISIS supporting Twitter account belonging to someone identifying as Abu Abdullah Aritani tweeted: “#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome, we will conquer & establish the justice of #shariah. We will use your leaning tower of pizza to throw off homosexual”.

You can read a few responses that were tweeted by amused Romans here.

‘European classics’ in Roman schools

Recently on the Living in Bergamo Facebook page we discussed this initiative in Rome, which tried to introduce children to a variety of European ‘classics’. Sadly, it appears to be a great idea that was badly executed. I’m also really disappointed in the choice of some of the dishes. Traditional Irish chicken and chips? Not so much, really. What about Irish stew, or some Irish salmon? A dish with lots of lovely, floury potatoes? Soda bread? One can only assume the hot dogs were actually sausages, maybe representing Germany or Austria? Except that a properly made Wurst or Wuerstchen has precious little to do with the ‘wurstel’ the kids were in all likelihood served.