0501 My home for two days (Ita 026—new)

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One of the main reasons I chose to spent September in Italy is because the country is relatively warm and dry... Well, it’s rained almost every day since I got here and nights have usually been quite chilly.

 

I don’t realize how tired I am of the cold and rain until I reach Guilianova and I see for the first time in Italy a shabby looking hotel… I cross my fingers…

 

…20 Euros a night… I heave a sigh of relief… and immediately pay for not one night but two…

 

It’s a wonderful feeling to finally have a room of my own after 7 nights of camping outdoors and 6 weeks of either camping, sleeping on overnight buses or staying in crowded hostels… I didn’t even realize how much I missed having that feeling of being safe, sheltered and comfortable…

 

As far as I’m concerned, Guilianova is now my “home sweet home”…

 

And there’s more… Guilianova is more then a beach town… it’s got not one but two discount supermarkets, a Turkish sandwich shop right around the corner, a cybercafĂ© down at the station--  and a short walk up the hill, there’s a nice little old town rich in history…

 

And so I take my first real “break” since Budapest.

  Spread my stuff all over the room, wash my clothes, go shopping and eat like a king (well, not really)… I take peaceful evening strolls around old town without my guitar and luggage…

 

And I also figure it’s time to roughly outline how the rest of my trip is going to go.  It seems that at the pace I’m going, I should be somewhere in North Italy by early October, when my trip must come to an end. So it makes sense to go ahead and start checking airfare prices.  I could also take a bus--  but I might as well check air tickets first.

I head to the cybercafĂ© and can hardly believe what I see… an ryanair ticket from Bergamo to Tanger, Morocco for 6 Euros--  all taxes included!  I don’t hesitate for a minute and buy the ticket… Afterwards, it suddenly hits me--  I should have bought two tickets, one for the guitar, that way I won’t have to pay 30 euro musical instrument fee!  I rush back to the cybercafé… but the ticket has already jumped up to 40 euros…

 

So the timer has been set… I have exactly 20 more days of travel left…

 

So finally I bit farewell to my wonderful 2 day home in Guilianova… I head up one more time to the old town to take a few more pictures and a video clip in front of the Guilianova’s distinctive domed cathedral with bricks that look like scales on a fish…

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