2000 - Bergamo, a first (and last) impression
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The mother from the family was collecting me at the airport with her father. I got a huge surprise when I discovered that the two kids I was going to be teaching engligh to were about to become three! The agency didn't tell me that she was eight and a half months pregant.
It took an hour to drive from Milan to Bergamo. The drive was nothing special...just a highway like any other. But when we got to Bergamo everything changed and I got my first glimpse of Italia. Bergamo has two distinct 'quarters'. The older part of the town or 'città alta' as it's known as, is on higher ground than the main town and a funicular conects the two.
My second day there, I took a trip up to the old town. It was so different to anywhere I'd been up until then. The narrow winding streets, so typically Italian. I found a cheese shop and sampled some amazing (some not-so-amazing) cheeses that I'd never tasted. There was a church there that some tourists were gathered at, but I never figured out what was special about it. I had my camera and took loads of pics. It's a good thing too, cause that was the first and last time I went there.