Archive for January, 2007

Italy retro-diary: day 3

Saturday, and you’d think Rome would be a bit calmer. Nope. Anyway, we decided to jump on the bus again (and grab a 2-day pass) and head over to the open market. Sara went ga-ga over the fruits, vegetables, flowers and spices. After that (and a small footwear-related expenditure) we wondered the back streets for […]

Italy retro-diary: day 2

The Hotel Brasile had a good continental breakfast. Sara wasn’t all that keen on the bread, but I lapped up cheese and ham and milk. The staff maid had squeaky shoes, and was happy to help me pronounce cento-quindici (our room number: Chen-TOW qwin-dee-CHEE). Being in a strange city, we decided to head back to […]

Italy retro-diary

We’re back from Italy! As a memory aid, I’ll see if I can remember what happened. Day 1 and a bit: we got to the SFO ticketing desk ten minutes after they’d stopped issuing tickets. Luckily someone came and got our baggage anyway. We made the flight. Barely. In Amsterdam, my luggage decided that it […]