Summer In The City
Europe is 'suffering' from unusually tropical heat, so how come city dwellers there have more things to do
than those of us who live in a tropical city all year round?
This is not Jakarta - Why not?
Hot and thirsty Italians apparently have a vast range of refreshing drinks at Aqua Store
in Rome.We can forgive the inefficiency of bottled water over the excellent water available from the tap (the Romans have a long history of bringing water efficiently to the people after all), in light of the fact that even healthy, tasty water can give a traveller unaccustomed to the local microscopic beasties a bit of a belly-ache.It is unfortunate, though, that with a plethora of Italian waters available
(e.g. Roccetta), the AQUA store finds it necesary to offer famous brands imported from France
(e.g. Perrier), Germany
(e.g. Appolinaris) and the UK
(e.g. Scotland's Glen Eagles) among others.The next wave coming into the store will be iceberg water from Canada and Himalayan water from India.
(NB. When I use italics
I am quoting. The 'we' in the above text does not include me.)WISE Words
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