Monday, October 25, 2004

Walking in Rome bad for you?

My friend was talking to someone (mind you this was from Belarusians I believe) and was told that walking in Rome is like smoking 6 cigarettes. That was a bit disconcerting if not vague. I don’t know where his buddy got this info-bit, or how long one must walk around, nevertheless it doesn’t make me feel particularly good about romping around this town. I can say that when I have to walk down Via Tiburtina (arguably *one*of* the biggest/busiest streets in town) my throat gets uncomfortably dry, very much like sitting in a small smoky bar… not fun.