In other ways, the Italian Como way of life is rubbing off on me. I , who never drink coffee, am having my second small cappuccino (decaf!) this week, of course with a yummie filled brioche in one of the many bars. Yes, you read that correctly, bar. There is alcohol served as well, but I'm not quite there yet this early. The brioches are to die for. My favorite is the croissant filled with pistachio filling, at the hefty cost of 1 Euro! It won't break the bank on a daily base, but at some point my pants might decide they no longer fit me. Good we are only staying in Italy till November.
Common sense, something we have an abundance of, and naively somehow I also expect that my 4 yrs old has common sense...to not take something out of the toilet bowl, and tell me that she doesn't like it! Nope, not what you think. It's the toilet freshener, that hangs in a small basket on the rim. You won't find this in the US, or Mexico for that matter, but it's a staple in some European countries. Related to toiletries (still reading this blog, he?), I bought the most organic, sensitive skin, no perfume, bla bla bla deodorant here, and to my surprise, it's a spray that smells like.......toilet freshener! Ok, enough said, let's do some pictures of our great como lake experience. Driving here is not so fun, but exploring the lake by ferry is awesome.
|the lake in Como on a gorgeous day, 10 min walk from|
our current apartment
|Tod (my own George) wants to buy a house on the lake here.......|
I have a feeling lake Erie is more likely
|our ferry stop in Torno, a lovely small village with a maze of tiny streets|
|the maze continued between the 2 houses|
|zoom in, and you see a car driving! a super small car, our|
involuntary upgraded Alpha Romeo would not fit here!
|It would be a drag to bring Bliss here, but sailing would|
be fun here
|lovely streets of Cernobbio|
|on our drive up to Bellagio, we passed a town,|
where they have a saint and church dedicated to bicycling
|love this grass bench, not that comfortable but artistically pleasing|
in Bellagio (very popular town but too touristy for my taste)