Hope you all had a nice Halloween and All saints day. Since Halloween is not really a big thing here we went instead to the christmas opening ceremony at the shop were Pietros sister Caterina works. They had installed increadible christmas decorations with moving bears, christmas trees, a miniture christmas town etc. Very beautiful!
Saturday we went to Pietros parents to have lunch with also Caterina and her family. A very nice lunch with very good food as usual. During lunch we asked them advice on were to go to buy a winter jacket and Caterina suggested us "Fox Town" in Mendrisio, Switzerland, just on the boarder to Italy. With no time to loose we set of straight away and arrived there around 16 in the afternoon. It took about an hour. Unfortunately we had to pay 35 euro to be allowed to drive on the Swiss highway. Well... in any case it turned out to be worth it since I did find a jacket and it was 35 euro cheaper than the one I was thinking to buy in Italy. hehe! Fox town is a huge shopping mall/outlet with all of the best brands. We only spent one hour there though because we wanted to go to Lugano as well. Lugano is the city on the Lugano lake and it seemed to be a very nice city. Since it was already late we obviosly didn't have time to see all of it but the main center by the lake was really beautiful.
Today has also been a really nice day. We had Pietros parents over for lunch which was really nice to finally show them the appartment more finished. After they left Pietro and I took a long walk in the park. During the days it's still warm enough to stay with a sweater and maybe a thin jacket.
I'm happy to say that my italian has really improved over the last weeks. Pietro and I try to talk as much as possible and when we are with his family I feel that I can understand much more than a couple of weeks ago. :)