Napoli, the first city in our first trip to Italy. We had sort of read somewhere that it’s got a not-so-great reputation. On top of that, we were staying in THE infamous Quartieri Spagnoli (the Spanish Quarter).
As if it should be expected, we were scolded, in the midst of taking iPhone photography, for holding out our cell phone outside a restaurant while waiting to be seated for dinner.
So, when we stepped out at the crack of dawn to explore the next morning , I was a little apprehensive. Mind you, we could not speak a word of Italian, which makes getting ourselves out of trouble a little challenging.
So I thought.
Funny thing, as we started walking, I discovered that I conveniently knew how to greet people in the morning.
So we “buon giorno”-ed our way through the narrow streets and into the morning market.
We met a nice nonna that tried to point us the way to interesting places to visit, in a language that’s way too sophisticated for us. We also met interesting people like this one that took product delivery the vertical way.
The whole morning, nothing but good things happened to us. It seemed that an angel was watching over us. In fact, as the hours stretched into days, the angel must have stayed with us.
Stay tuned, more on Napoli soon…