I’ve likely done more walking during the last few days than I’ve done in the last few weeks. My knees and legs are in pain but it’s been entirely worth it. Matías and I walked north yesterday until we hit the edge of Parco delle Colombare. Instead of going inside of the park, which would have been nice, we ended up walking around the entire periphery of it over the course of an hour. From where we were standing we could see the entire city of Verona, which I really have come to adore in a short time. I’m here for one more day.
Today was filled with walking, walking, and more walking throughout Verona. It’s one of the most walkable places I’ve ever visited and every road seems to wind its way into a marvelous nook that feels entirely unlike any other corner of the city. One thing I’ve noticed while being here is how disconnected — in a positive way — from the online tech bubble I feel, and how restorative that is. When I’m not on the internet working I’m too busy feeling overwhelmed by the fantastic sights and sounds of my surroundings, and the balance I’m striking feels quite nice.
Breakfast this morning was incredible.
Every few weeks, we’re sitting down with an Automattician to help you get to know the people who work behind the scenes to build new features, keep Automattic running, and make WordPress.com the best it can be. This week, we’re very pleased to introduce you to Mr. Philip Arthur Moore: Theme Broker, global nomad, and emoticon expert.
I enjoyed doing this interview. Read more over at WordPress.com.
Matías arrived into Verona today, so we spent all afternoon eating alongside The Verona Arena (Arena di Verona) and walking to nowhere in particular throughout the entire city. It’s a great feeling to walk with no direction and end up where you started, and thank heavens the skies were mostly clear for the entire day.
The month in Tokyo flew by entirely too fast. I miss it and I will most certainly return this year. I’m in Verona, Italy, now visiting my grandmother and spending time with Matías before he and I both head off to Florence next week for a meeting with Automattic colleagues. The weather in this city is cold, drizzly, and dreadful but for some reason I couldn’t care less! Being here in and of itself is a delight and it’s always been a dream of mine to visit Nani and breathe in Italian air. My studio is literally just a few minutes’ walk from Arena di Verona and while walking there today I spotted more than a few pizza and gelato places. I am already allowing myself full forgiveness in advance of gaining a pound or two during the next few weeks.