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... don't even know how to label this week. Trying to help out around here was harder than pulling teeth. My Italian did significantly improve though, despite Nuccio's excellent English.Here are a few of the tricky words I kept mixing up:
- magari- maybe
- ancora- still
- anche- also
- presto- soon
- pronto- ready
- prima- first
- sotto- below
- tramonto- sunset
- cucciao- ...
... when many shop keepers are closed. Finding an open restaurant can sometimes be a challenge. We wandered our way through the town and down to the coastal road where we figured there had to be fine dining establishments anxious for our business. Luck was shining upon us. We found a lovely café opposite the beach and had a wonderful meal. The chef spoke a little English, none of the waiters did, and she custom created a meal for us. Again, just when we thought we were done ...
I had my 1st ride in a police car, lol mom will be proud ! nothing bad my BMW broke down and I had to give them my gps and they took me back to the hotel . I thought it was because I passed them at 170' but they were kind to help me. What is the chance a Renault would have caught me. ...
... them, and now has 7 together. Last April he bought a cafe almost next to the apartments, where he shared an espresso (my first) and a glass of wine with us, and told us his family history. He was not as great as Francesco, but close, yet very different. We left Enna, also a beautiful town, but more chaotic. Here we have slowed down a bit. We left Enna a bit after 10 am, devouring a wonderful breakfast at Prosperpina of cheese, copa, chocolate ...
... it was difficult to traverse, an old city high up on a hill, and not an easy find. Enna is a little town of 30,000 people and our new digs are situated in the center of the old square, within walking distance to the cathedral and castle. we arrived around 5 pm, after a lovely GPS day, with it taking us to the weird and unknown. Once we got off the highway and ended up on backroads that looked like they were going nowhere. But, eventually, we returned to the ...