Monday, 31 October 2011

October 20th, 2011

The hostel is different it's not too bad though, better than camping (although I do like camping). We are on the top floor, the girls share a room and the guys share a room. There are bunk beds in the rooms. We only have seven in our room, However the boys have 13. Unfortunately we have to share the bathroom with the boys. We did when we first got here have a nice big bathroom all to ourselves but some workers moved in and are staying for a while, so now we have to share with either the dirty boys or the old men. The other day we found a scorpion in the boys room and last night there was a smushed scorpion in the one bathroom, that was kind of scary. The hostel provides breakfast for us in the mornings which is good. No bacon and eggs, but a cappucino machine, yogurt, some pasteries and fruit. I usually take some stuff from breakfast for lunch.

It's strange in Italy, they eat dinner so much later here. They consider it unusual to have dinner before 8 at night. Most of the dinners are served in courses such as a starter, a main, and a dessert. In the afternoon many of the shops are closed usually between 12 and 3 so that the people can go home to have a meal and spend some time with their families.

Today we wen to Isola Bella, Isola Mandre and the Fishermans Island in the large lake here Lago Maggiore. The gardens and homes on the islands were spectacular, they were amazing. It was like stepping back in time, it was easy to imagine the people who might have lived there. The Fishermans Island is where the inhabitants of the other islands were sent when the family that owned them started to build thier villas. It was quite special too. The weather was so nice here to day, it was a bit cool only 14 but it was so sunny and there were no clowds, it was almost like Arizona except of course it wasn't the same without you.

Tomorrow we go to Lake Como, maybe I'll meet George Clooney there hahaha.

Pictures from today.....

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