Lorenzo & his humble friends

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool


Of course, while criticizing Belgium so much, there is also something I like about it. This Spring has been incredibly sunny for local standards and I am actually having a great time here. I had some of my best moments while I was sitting on a train. I have a fascination for these silently laborious wagons. Unlike planes, train traveling is a pleasure. You can concentrate, focus, relax, and still feel part of the changing landscape all around. And the Flemish landscape is often very pretty during Spring time. This year I am particularly fascinated by this part of Belgium that figured so much prominently in European history. The following pictures were taken in Brussels but also in some other Flemish neighbouring towns.


Today the Giro d’Italia begins. As I kid I used to watch the entire race, day after day, stage after stage. If I had the chance, I even went up to the mountains of Trentino and South Tyrol with my dad to cheer the cyclists in those that are considered the hardest and most spectacular stages of the Giro.

This year I will not follow the race. I am lacking both time and passion. But someone else will be doing it for me. Alvise has been hired to follow the carovana as a press officer. He has always been a huge fan of cyclism – here are our pictures from last year’s Giro – and I guess this is a dream that comes true. In a sense, this will be a special edition of the Giro that we will remember over time. Enjoy it.