Now a new week-end in Italy. Two weeks have passed quickly. I think I have done a lot so far but there is also much to look forward to. In two weeks, my first and best visits, with Italian derby as one of the highlights (Juventus-Inter).
This week I had a training and two matches. The most enjoyable job was with the guys at work. Match start 22:00 every Thursday! We run a raven like series with CA13 law. It is a match of the week throughout the year. The series ends with a playoff. Right now we are in the middle, something has to change!
This week, we met a young team. The average age was maybe 22. They were fast, technical and feeble. It meant a lot filming (in my eyes). The first goal was my fault. Took me a hand in the penalty area -> first penalty. 0-2 also came on a penalty and a new hand (not from me). In the second half, where it however revange. We lay on and managed to turn into 3-3.
Today I've been at Altin - a guy I play football with. His wife was cooking (very good!) And we played "Stryktipset" (Gothenburg-Kalmar will hopefully cross). He also took me into the mountains outside of Savona, where he has a piece of land where he cultivates olive trees. Very interesting and beautiful.
Output from this is that I've learned how to do to make olive oil. It's the black olives to use. In Japan, do you oil on green olives - maybe not to mention what Altin thought about it ...
Unfortunately, it rained hard - so there was not much time outdoors. Will take another weekend to come, planned to offer myself as labor.
Way home from Altin I realized that there was something pågång. The street was cordoned kind and full of police officers. Sure enough, after a bit around the polling, it was now time for the Milan-San Remo . A race in Italy for the elite. Cyclists Fabian Cancellara and Mark Cavendish was with, both have previously won the contest. This year it snowed in Milan. Participants therefore had to ride the bus to the stallion and start off Genova. The race was therefore much shorter, only 15 mil
I was there with the camera and took a movie. Marveled at how incredibly fast it goes! Met at Fabio - a local cyclist - in the audience and began to talk to him. He runs a club in Savona. Maybe some cycling in Italy ahead.
Another activity of the weekend was water polo. This is the biggest sport in Sanvona. The team is 3rd in the league and are traditionally very good. This year the team is young and they aim to win the league next year. Italy is apparently the reigning world champion in water polo league so high class.
Watching the water polo was kind like watching handball. Very goals back and forth and around the same rules. One difference, however, was that it was very hot and humid in the hall .