Riding around like the Romans
(title inspired by a New York Times article mom sent me – I think before she knew we had bought one)
So, we bought a motorino.
It looks basically like this:
Except ours has a windshield, a little trunk, and a it’s light blue-ish. I was trying to wait to post this until I had a picture of it, but Ryan has the camera in Malta, and I have a stack of blog postings about the motorino that are waiting on this one.
We didn’t set out to buy a Vespa specifically, but by the time we were looking to buy our motorino, this is what was available in the local, within the embassy, market. It’s a 200 cc GranTurismo, and it’s a few years old. (2005?)
There are several people in the office who have motorinos. They are great for driving around traffic and shortening commute time, driving in all the ‘restricted’ areas in the historical center of town, and for finding parking in any minimal space or crowded area.