Yesterday we went to the Matisse museum, walked, and went to the beach for the last time.
Random quote from Constanza: "hey look, my legs are tanner than the concrete!"
Today it took us four trains to get from Nice to Verona. We also realized that the Italians are the sweetest Europeans.
First, we were given a chair next to a lady that had been reserving it for her husband, at least that is what we gathered from her five sentences in Italian. When the husband returned he jokingly called us "robos", or thieves. The sweet wife shook her head and smiling, waved her hand as if telling us to ignore her husband. We don't think they knew we spoke no Italian.
Second, we had to take a 35 minute bus to the city our hotel is in. We didn't know when the stop was so we asked the man sitting in front of us. It was very entertaining watching Rocio and him try to communicate. She asked if he spoke English or Spanish while he asked if we spoke Portuguese or Italian. Needless to say, language was a barrier. But as I mentioned earlier, the Italians are some of the sweetest people. He proceeded by taking our hotel paper that had thr hotel address and walked up to the bus driver, asking for directions on our behalf. He arranged with the bus driver to stop at the right bus stop and he waved to us twice from inside the bus.
Thanks random bus guy! We couldn't have made it without you!
Our hotel by the way is run by a really cool family. At least, I really like the mom who speaks no english and made fun of a chinese guest who crashed the computer, and the dad who tries to teach us Italian. Super nice! We've been missing our parents so it's nice to be staying at this family run hotel, despite the distance from Verona.
P.S. Dear readers, if you find yourself constantly attacked by mosquitos, try having a bug spray around or investing in a mosquito net, it will help avoid an earlier morning visit to get extra batteries. - Random advice from Constanza