The third person in this caravan. 1st entry.

Trip Start Jun 14, 2012
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Trip End Aug 07, 2012


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Flag of Switzerland  , Vaud,
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I am Cristina Ospina, the third person travelling and the official photographer. We have tons of pictures J, maybe they will post more soon.  Since there is so much to tell, I will try to write some notes related to a specific theme. For example in relation to the timing of our trip, it has been unbelievably precise, even to the minute. I will give you an example of what I mean.

Due to a miscount from the Easy Jet crew, our flight to London was delayed almost two hours. By the time we arrrived in Heathrow airport to take a bus to make the connection to  another airport to catch our flight to Rome, the bus ticket office was closed. Luckily, the lady was walking out, and was willing to take us to the bus stop and told us we could pay right there.  We got to Gatwick airport on time.

Kevin did his homework but had forgotten the thumb drive where he had the instructions from this airport to Termini terminal to catch the bus to the Villareals, our hosts in Rome. Thank the Lord,  the boys managed to figure out the way to make the connections to catch the 310 bus. After some turns and counting 11 stop lights, we arrived at their house around midnight. Brother Roy and brother David Vinson were happy to see us walk in safe and sound. The rest of them were already asleep.

We had an awesome time with the saints is Rome during the conference and at the Table meeting.  We had the privilege of helping with children care Saturday afternoon. Countries represented here were Italy, Ireland, Germany, England, Switzerland and USA among others.

We almost missed the train from Rome to Milan because we were uncertain of our Eurail pass validation. We were running back and forth from the train gate to the line to validate the ticket. Jorge recommended to jump in the train and solve the issue later. Gladlly we did because the train left in a couple of minutes. It turned out that  since we have paid to reserve seats, we were OK to jump in the train, but we still have to go by the ticket counter and get it stamped on the next station.

In Milan we went out the station to look for some food. The further away we walked from the station the less expensive it seemed to be. Some Chinese sign called our attention, we checked menu and prices and went in. Kevin translated for us and we enjoyed a much welcome warm lunch.

I will try to write again soon but I must go now. 
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