Trip Start Sep 07, 2005
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The hostel I was staying at was a bit of a whim. I had intended to stay somewhere else, somewhere with history and a good reputation. But at the last minute I saw this place online, they ahd only been open for 2 months, but it was run by 2 girls from Calgary!! And what the website described and the actuality were quite different
The owners weren't even in town, just the highly underpaid staff who had no idea what to do. They began to scramble to find places to stay, but this is the weekend in Rome and beds are few and far between. I decided not to stick around to see what happened, instead I got my money back (a feat in and of itself) and headed to the train station. Jumped on the next available train heading in the direction of Nice, and here I am now!!
The picture I took of everyone out on the sidewalk with all their bags is a classic. Most people were really pissed off, especially those who had paid for 4 or 5 nights in advance. I had a good laugh though. I thought it was pretty entertaining!
So, now I am in Nice for 4-5 days, then back to Italy (Florence and Venice). It is very exciting to be able to understand what people are saying to me once again! Vive la France!