Blog archives for November, 2011

Archive for November, 2011

We’re not in Italy any more

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Faced with 3 days alone in Frankfurt I really wasn’t sure what to do. After I got over the immediate wrenching dislocation I decided to make it an adventure. It took a little while to figure out how to use the machines to buy the tickets for the tram but once that was accomplished I […]

Arrivederci Bologna and Italy

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Ah, the time finally came when I needed to begin the trek home. It has been 10 weeks since I arrived in Italy and I must say I’m sad to leave. After leaving Sicily on a Thursday I spent two nights at a very nice hotel on Strada Maggiore not far from the school that […]

Dining with Friends

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Really I should say lunching with friends. I did have dinners and lunches a number of times but these were two notable occasions. Just a week after I had arrived in Italy Paolo invited me to a barbecue (his word) at his country place near Imola.  Paolo is an orthodontist and almost everyone (at least the men) […]

Back to Palermo

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Before I left Girardini Naxos I found a place to get internet access. I was concerned about reentry into Palermo after my experience getting out. It looked pretty simple so I made detailed notes from Google Maps and was ready to go. The next morning it was raining hard all morning so my hoped for […]