Category Archives: Rome

Arrival in Almaty… finally…

It’s 5:30AM local time and after a voyage that was only slightly less grueling than landing on a comet halfway across the solar system, I have arrived in glorious Almaty, Kazakhstan. This is not a place that’s easy to get … Continue reading

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A short history of Rome’s Metro C (aka, “the Unicorn”)

[NB: this is a slight detour from the usual, Olympic Weightlifting related drivel. But its relevance lies in the fact that I’ve long had to rely on Rome’s dismal public transit system to get to the city’s gym up in … Continue reading

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