|June 25, 2007 @ 2:25 am|
I’m back from vacation. Some parts were good, some parts were bad. I’ll tell ya all about it later. We’re happy to be home where it’s not so damn hot. Basic story: Cinque Terre is a very unique place with lots of magnificent views but it is riddled with TONS of tourists, mostly loud, snotty Americans (me included). Well, I don’t think I was snotty, but it might’ve seemed that way since I didn’t even try to speak Italian. I felt really bad. We stuck out like a sore thumb and was so out of our element there. We’re “mountain people”. You could tell the locals can’t stand the tourists because they were mostly unfriendly and just rude. It really sucks that we don’t know any Italian at all. We eventually learned “parla inglese” and that helped. I was trying to search my mind for ANY phrase from our trips in 2001 and 2002, but all I was grasping was German. My German seemed fluent compared to my Italian!
I’ll write more later and post pics of my Zokni socks and their adventure through the Cinque Terre.
Comment by knittingphilistine
Made on Monday, June 25th, 2007 @ 3:00 am
Oh, I imagine you had a great time in Cinque Terra… I’ve been there, too, and you describe it perfectly. What a beautiful place.
Comment by Tanja
Made on Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 @ 9:42 am
SchÃ¶n, dass Du wieder da bist!!
Ich habe in Italien die Erfahrung gemacht, dass man mit Englisch gar nicht unbedingt weiter kommt – viele Italiener sprechen scheinbar eher Deutsch als Englisch… na gut, nicht so schlecht fÃ¼r mich – bei mir ist das genauso *rofl*
Viele liebe GrÃ¼ÃŸe
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