Days of Gratitude – Saturday 30 June 2012

Grateful for these handy boards with the timetables on them at train stations.  Saved us quite a lot of time being able to work out that to get to Florence we should go to Pisa and catch a train there rather than wait for the next direct train from La Spezia to Florence (which was a few hours away).

20120630 train stations departures sheet

PS this one isn’t actually in La Spezia but was taken in the Cinque Terra on the day and is a lot more picturesque than La Spezia.

Days of Gratitude – Wednesday 27 June 2012

Grateful for the little things that are different and you have to learn in a new place… what makes travel interesting.  We thought that going to a swimming pool would be easy (no language required) but in fact we needed to discover that you needed and to purchase swimming caps!

20120627 swimming caps Lake Como