(a chandelier spotted during last minute shopping + my packing list)
The last load of laundry is in the wash, my legs are shaved and every iDevice I own is currently on the charger, juicing up for 12 hours of travel...which begins at midnight tonight!
Ah, the signs of a trip 'round the corner! My tummy is full of nervous butterflies. Although I've traveled a fair amount, I've never been in a foreign country by myself...specifically one with a language barrier. German or a bit of French? I might pull it off. But Italian...I am screwed, and armed with about 10 words or phrases.
"Più vino? Più gelato per favore? Grazie mille."
What more could I need to say, right? ;)
By the way, I've got this nasty habit of flipping through various social media streams...even when something much more interesting is right in front of my face. (Like Pinterest could be more interesting than, I don't know, the Eiffel Tower right in front of me.) It's this weird "I gotta know what's happening!" disease, which usually ends in feeling creatively deflated or annoyed for wasting my time.
So, in an attempt to force myself to be present while in Italy, I deleted all social media apps, except for Instagram. That one stays for photo-snapping. But Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, even Draw Something...farewell. If my hotel has internet, I'll pop on, blog and such...but this week I refuse to allow the internet to own my soul.
This week...this week is for spaghetti, wine and gelato. ;)