Sorrento and the east coast ~ Romancing Italy

Oct 20, 2006

Sorrento and the east coast

Anne has arrived and it’s nice to have her with me. She had to wait a grueling two hours for me as I got a late start, traffic was horrible to start with and I didn’t realize just how far I was from Rome.

On the way back, we stopped at the Abbazia di Montecassino….where the abbey was bombed almost into non-existence in WW2. I understand why there were so many casualties….this place is literally situated on top of a steep hill. Anyone trying to attack would have been easy prey for the one’s holding the abbey.

We were outside for just a moment taking photos and trying to send a message when our neighbor came out on the terrace. She had a 5 litre bottle of wine for us…and it was delicious. We’ll finish it before the week is over.

Pina, the neighbor, surprised us later that evening when she came over with her son asking if we would help with his English homework. This would have to be one of the most rewarding things I’ve done; it was so good to help him and also learn. It was incredibly easy to talk with him…far easier than I’ve had with many adults. I hope this means I will have fun learning how to teach English…and then have even more fun actually teaching it.

And most of all, I hope I get to teach it in Europe.



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