Leaving Italy was tough. The Piedmont region is spectacular. I want to go back. How can one small country have so much beauty? The last place we stayed, we were treated like family. If you haven’t been to Italy you owe it to yourself to go. Life is WAY too short not to spend time in Italy enjoying la dolce vita. So we’re inching our way toward London. We arrive Tuesday. I cannot wait to unpack. Five weeks of schlepping and living out of a suitcase is enough. Last night, in Lyon, we had drinks with a couple from Austrailia who travel two months in Europe every summer. It’s only Americans that have this fucked up idea that life is about work. All workers in Australia get, written into their contracts, FOUR WEEKS vacation. I know people who worked over 20 years the US for the same company and still get a whopping whole two weeks! It’s important to travel if for no other reason than to get a perspective. America is backwards when it comes to quality of life.
We got to Lyon late afternoon. We’ve never been nor have we ever wanted to go. But Lyon has surprised us. It’s absolutely lovely and loaded with historical sites and art including the second oldest church in France. Our hotel is a UNESCO World Hertiage site. It was constructed in the 12th century! Nothing makes me happier than ancient buildings.