Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Disappointing Day

This morning my mom woke me up at a pretty reasonable time, if being woken up is ever reasonable!  Well, you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit. Today we were taking a train to Verona where a disappointment and sadness awaited us. 

First of all, the train ride was only supposed to take a hour or so.  It actually turned out to take 2 hours and 15 minutes. This would normally have been fine, but today we only had the rest of the day to stay in Verona. 

When we got into Verona we had to walk a bit to get to our hotel.  When we finally got there, we realized that they did not have internet.  So we spent another hour, in vain, trying to figure out our internet situation.  When it rains it pours! (I am writing this entry on “pages”,  and will post it later when I have internet.)

Then we explored the town and saw a big coliseum like the one in Rome.  It was made in the time of the Gladiators (200A.D.) and is now used for opera performances. It holds several thousand people.  The opera, Aida, by Verdi, is playing tomorrow night.  My parents were going to extend our visit to be able to watch the opera.  Then we found out that it would not work.  I am distraught to not see the opera!  I had become so excited!

I wish I had seen more of Verona.  It’s sad that we did not have enough time.  It seems like it is an interesting and relatively tourist-free town.  Thank you for reading Rohan Geographic




  1. Hi Rohan et al,
    Verona looks like a very old city. Too bad you didn't get to see Aida in a stadium there. Aida is a popular opera and I'm sure you will have other chances to see it - but maybe not performed where gladiators were once!

    Svetlana told me a place on the Italian Rivera where she and Andrew were that they loved. It was Cinque-Terre. Maybe you are going there too?
    Love Grandma

  2. ah, i have dream to one day attend the new years day symphony of Strauss waltz's in Vienna.