April 24, 2012
We all loved Messina, where the city and people looked a bit friendlier than in Naples. We were surprised, though, that no shops opened until 4pm, giving the locals a longer weekend, but precluding the opportunity for visitors to spend lots of money, especially visiting cruise folk. None of us really understand the Italians, as much as we love them.
Doce Palace Mystery Tour:
“And over there, Casanova made his escape” . . .
I wanted to tell these people that cell phones are smaller these days, but they didn’t look like irony was their strong suit.
With my gorgeous buddy Sonia Birch. She and her handsome hubby Peter flew over from England to meet me in Venice. This is right after they picked me up at the Seabourn Odessey, which you see behind us.