Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Voices from the (Thar) Desert

The week end we were in Jaisalmer, was also the week end of Juve-Roma 1-2, and Inter-Milan 2-0. You all know my football faith, but for those who do not know Riccardo, I have to say that - regretfully - he is a ‘gobbo’ (‘humpbacked’, the friendly epithet by which Juventus’ supporters are commonly known in Italy).

In the world of the mobile telephony, we didn’t have much difficulty to get to know the results of the matches, even in the middle of the Thar Desert. You can then well imagine the different moods in which Riccardo and I woke-up on Monday morning when we received the long awaited sms.

Riccardo is, no question, a nice fellow, but - I discovered during this trip - he is also what we friendly call ‘un gran bastardo’ (‘a dear bastard’). Well then, look at what he did while I was away from the camp for a morning walk in the desert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYIzGPJKviA

He calls it ‘capacity building’…