It’s morning as I start to write this. The sun is coming in the window – I hope its a sign of a good day. 🙂 We are going for pizza tonight with Maximilliano, our previous volunteer person. He finished yesterday – filling a temporary position as the full-timer, Suzanne, came back yesterday. Pizza is always good!
And along with pizza, I finally tried Nutella last week. Now I know why everyone loves it!! I OD’ed on it and doing better now. I bought a jar of this and peanut butter when I first got here. Krus is gone and we are positive she has the peanut butter locked in her room. I had no other choice than the Nutella! On Saturday I even had a nutella & banana crepe. Reminded me of being in Paris with the girls!
Rifugio Re Carlo Alberto has a website, http://www.diaconiavaldese.org. Granted most of it is in Italian, if you search around you will find a few things in English. And if I remember correctly, there are pictures!!
A lesson to be learned if you are travelling in Europe – trains. If you do not go to the station you almost cannot get the tickets. I tried ordering online and they want to send them to America. I can order them via an 800 number and for a nominal fee ($36.00) they’ll send them to me here, from North America. I cannot make an 800 call from my phone and I am confused as to why I would need to get my Eurail train tickets sent to me from America when I’m here??!! I am going to the train station tomorrow to purchase everything and be done with that step of my journey. Some things make no sense . . . . .
I have learned though how to connect with America at no cost!! My credit union messed up my Visa card, blocked it actually. So, in order to deal with it, I face talked to Marissa from my computer to hers and then had her make the calls on her phone and I spoke to the various people via the computer. Technology at its best! Riss and I had a good laugh!
I have been working on my living arrangements for the next 5 weeks. I have Prague, Munich & Strazburg done. I still need to find a place in Vienna, which has been very difficult, but I’ll find it! I then have Venice, Trieste & maybe a night in Milan – I may just hang in the train station. And then my final is Athens, but I think I have a spot picked-out, just need to finalize. All of this ‘planning’ honestly gets a bit old. I think if I just had time, so I really need to volunteer everyday????, I would be good. 🙂 Tomorrow will be a big day to getting things done – I have to take off to do the trains, no choice! And now, PIZZA!!