10 July 2010

Honeymoon – Day 2

OK.  It is day 2 of the honeymoon and today we’re boarding the MSC Lyrica.  Of course being the technogeek I am, the first thing I did when I got on board was to get hooked into WiFi and test connection speeds.  It turns out the ship’s internet is provided by a British provider.  As you’d expect, connection speeds on a ship are quite slow.  Here’s what we are getting:
So what new observations have I made today?  Here we go…
  • It seems Civitavecchia beaches have no sand.
  • Restaurants, including pizzerias do NOT open until 5 or even 6 PM.  Europeans eat late!
  • I haven’t seen a morbidly obese person yet.  OK.  I saw one, but I’m not sure she was Italian.
  • The Hotel Borgo Del Mare (formerly the Hotel Bramante) where we stayed overnight, serves the best damn cappuccino I’ve ever had!
  • Jess forgot all her tennis/comfortable walking shoes and I forgot my shades.  They do NOT sell tennies on the ship.  High heels and flip flops here we go.  As for shades… starting at 90 Euro, I think I’ll just squint. 😉
OK, photo time…


No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated only for the purpose of keeping pesky spammers at bay.

SharePoint Remote Event Receivers are DEAD!!!

 Well, the time has finally come.  It was evident when Microsoft started pushing everyone to WebHooks, but this FAQ and related announcement...