Sorry I'm so late blogging this morning.
It's my turn to blog, every Thursday. And you know it's hard to come up with a subject week after week. I call on a few friends to help me from time to time. But today I'm winging it. I had a topic picked out--Reviews. Are they fair? Or not.
But heck, the last two days have been about one of my favorite places. Italy. So....
Let's talk Italy. Venice, Florence, Rome, Milan... Oh man, I loved that place. We didn't make it to Southern Italy but plan to visit next year.
From that moment he decided to teach me. He'd say a phrase to me as we'd leave for the day. And I'd say "what?" and he'd repeat. Then he'd throw up his hands. "See you later alligator!" I'd laugh and tell him I was not going to say "After a while crocodile!" in Italian. When we checked out he gave us a bottle of Barbara wine to remember him. Believe me we'll never forget him.
My other fond memory of Milan is the laundromat. Yup you heard right. We packed light and washed clothes when needed. Until Venice we had a lady who had sort of invited herself along (long story) anyway we invited her to go with us. She said "No I'm making use of that little toilet thing with the faucet on it to wash out my things." After I swallowed back the nausea, I decided I wasn't going to explain what bidet was.
My husband and I found the little place around the corner. A German man was in attendance. In broken English he helped us get started. Then offered to share his beer with my husband while we waited. For an hour and a half we enjoyed his company. He told us stories in German, we commented in English and we were in Italy. How fun is that? I have no clue what he said.
One of my favorite times there was 'discovering'. In the Rick Steve's book we had of Italy it said not to visit all the tourist traps but to discover your own treasures. So every time we were lost my husband would say we're not lost we're 'discovering'. We went discovering a lot. Anyway our first night we were completely turned around. We found ourselves in a local area and the last bus of the night left in about twenty minutes.
And that sums up my trip to Italy. I cannot wait to visit again.