February 15th, 2007 – by: clairerich81
So my friend had been living in Bologna for a while and since I didnâ€™t visit her when she stayed in France for 1 year, I felt it only right I should visit her in Italy! Ah Italyâ€¦.
My other friend and I set off on valentines day (how romantic!) from Prestwick to Pisa I think it was. Our friend picked us up in a car she had hired for the day, which was great.
She we had already packed a CD so we could play and sing a long and what happens??? The car has NO CD PLAYER!! It has a cassette player thoughâ€¦.how outdated. So Claire comes to the rescue (well depends how you look at it) and I play the songs which I had transferred onto my phone for the plane journey. Needless to say, they werenâ€™t everyoneâ€™s taste because Iâ€™m so cheesy with my music (think Duran Duran, S Club 7 and Elton John and youâ€™re coming close! Hehe) compared to them where you would have lapped up Alanis Morissette (actually I quite like her) and Radiohead - no thanks. SO I was in my element!!! Lol.
We drove from Pisa Airport through La Spenza and along, what I can only describe as death valley into Le Cinque Terre once again. (We were reliving old memories from our back packing trip). Now one friend doesnâ€™t drive so she choose to sit in the back and I think keep an eye on her shoesâ€¦strange!! And Iâ€™m in the passenger seat.
My two friends are bricking themselves because of the height we are up and because we are so close to the edgeâ€¦bear in mind Iâ€™m in the passenger seat so Iâ€™ll be first out the window if we do go over the cliff! Both cry babies if you ask me. I was told I was allowed to drive the car as well, which I would have, a part from the fact so I could say Iâ€™ve driven in Italy but I think my friend preferred to drive. Donâ€™t know if that was her way of saying she felt safer driving herselfâ€¦
Once we left Riomaggorie we started heading back to Bologna, but before we got there we stopped at Parma and had dinner. My friend and I felt like tinks since we had been travelling since 4am that morning! Back on the road again and I think it was about 10pm when we starting driving back and what happensâ€¦..we get lost!!! And what else!!! We start running out of petrol! Soâ€¦.we pull into a petrol station, now at this time theyâ€™re all closed for the night but you can still use them as you can insert your card and so it all electronically much to our relief. So we pull inâ€¦donâ€™t have a clue to use and we notice that transvestites are hanging about. Not wanting to get pulled in by the police thinking we were up for a bit of action, we quickly bolt â€˘ not without having a good stare as we pass! I think we finally arrived in Bologna about midnightâ€¦zzzzzzzzz