Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Day 32 – Biking in the middle of the night and cappuccino


Thanks to my friend Lee and his wonderful girlfriend Debra, I can bike my way through the neighborhood for the summer (I don’t dare to venture myself down town just yet). Tonight I took out the bike and went to have a cappuccino in the middle of the night. I won’t lie to you, I haven’t ridden a bike in a very long time and now I get why there is that saying: “It’s like riding the bike”; you can never forget it.

To pedal your way without aim in the middle of the night, after a long, hot day, is the most wonderful thing one can do. There’s no traffic so no one is getting on your nerves and the lanes are inviting you to pedal some more. I felt free and happy like a kid when riding his first bike. I sipped the cappuccino, admiring the White Temp (yeah, I named it) and planning our summer together. I arrived home with a dumb smile on my face and I almost wanted to go out again. The next step is buying a chair for Ephia so that we can both enjoy long and fun rides together.

Anyway, if you don’t own a bike, burrow one from a friend and ride it in the middle of the night aimlessly; I guarantee that the next day, you will run off to the store and buy one of your own.

About the author

Ela Vasilescu

I’m a writer based in Florence, Italy.

Human nature inspires me, different cultures, traditions, folk stories and the differences which make us unique. Documenting stories is a privilege, a glimpse into humanity, an unforgettable experience, one which I embrace and honour every day.

If you have a story twitching in the back of your pocket, one that is ready to be told, shared and heard, chances are I will be ready to listen; so don’t hesitate to send me an email.


Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu