Splish – Splash…Milan to Paris.

Sat, Mar 28, 2009


Like many European hotels, the bathroom in our Paris room is a tad…awkward. Really not a big deal. I’m happy to hold the hose in the air and try to wash my hair without spraying the entire room.  Shower curtain? What’s that? It’s a challenge – not unlike one you might see on a Japanese game show. Speaking of Japanese game shows…

I was in a cafe in Milan on Thursday evening and there was a table full of folks from Japan next to me. They spoke very little English, I speak almost no Japanese – outside of lyrics from Styx songs – and let’s face it, that doesn’t count. We were jointly watching the Italian American Idol (or a version thereof…) and absolutely pissing our pants laughing. I can’t even begin to explain how they torture these singers – they blow gusts of air at them, touch them, run past them, wear “nude suits” and more to distract them during their performance. The host was the largest (dimensionally speaking) drag queen I had ever seen. The Japanese folks and I spoke the international laughing language of “WTF!?!?! Italians are crazy!!” We were all in hysterics.

I didn’t take many pictures in Milan. I’m sure it has lovely neighborhoods, but in the limited time I was there all I found was construction and “future luxury condos”. Hmm, a tad too NYC for me. That said, I did find a bakery to take pictures of. I love taking pictures of pastries…

I don’t know what this is, but I want two of them!

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. sheila Says:

    Wow!! Looks like a wonderful experience. Keep taking pictures.

  2. Laura Says:

    Ugh- I’ve been too insanely jealous of your trip to post until now- look like you’re having a great time. Your photos are transporting me!

  3. Gladys Says:

    I love your pictures and your stories.

    Years ago when I was in Paris there was a little bakery near the Eifle Tower. I popped in and purchased a bag full of goodies and then sat on the ground under the Tower and snacked as the sun set and the lights came on. It was magical.

  4. admin Says:

    Gladys – That sounds amazing. I’m trying to talk the Fiance into dinner near the Eiffel Tower…he had *quite* the day. Working on a post now…

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