I’ve been studying Italian every night, and man oh man, I’ve forgotten a lot of it. I’m decent at the nouns and the verbs, mostly because they’re a lot like Spanish, but what has gotten away from me are the prepositions and other little connecting words, like behind and above and because and therefore and maybe. Actually I think I know all of those; I can’t think of the ones I don’t know, probably because I don’t know them. And there are a whole lot of those. I guess I’ll use the “smile and struggle and look sheepish” method, which has worked so far in France and Portugal.
I booked a place to stay (Gea di Vulcano) for our first night in Rome, because we’re arriving at night and won’t be able to get into the apartment until the next day. That’s all right; it will be nice when we’re jetlagged to just be brainless and check into a hotel and have someone else make me breakfast. Besides, I love Italian hotel breakfasts. Nothing like a mezzaluna (aka croissant) and espresso to get the day started.
For our night in Copenhagen, hotels.com has a pretty good deal (by Scandinavian, aka $candin$pendian, standards) on the place I want to stay (The Square). It’s very close to the train station, which is handy for such a brief visit. I still don’t know what we’re going to do in Copenhagen; probably just wander around and see the sites a bit. I just had a silly thought: I wondered if they have Peppe’s Pizza (a chain in Norway) in Denmark, but I bet by that time we’ll be pizza-ed out.
My mom recently reminded me that I’m a tiny bit Danish. No wonder I like pastries so much.