Memories inclusive holidays which is spontaneous
thus unexpected, they are often the best
we will always remember those
when we see either name of the town or a specific place (possibly on a photo)
these funny experiences aren’t necessarily linked to well-known tourist attractions.
The northwestern italian town Susa, probably the oldest of all towns in the Alps
founded by the Gauls maybe about 2000 years ago.
on the edges of the french-italian alps – between Turin and Grenoble.
A very interesting town with a lot of history and cozy too
for those who know the existence of the town
The first meeting of Susa – a drive from Milan for a business meeting in Grenoble
should pick up a danish friend (Italian married) and living between Milan and Turin
we are ahead of time and decide to drive into Susa to get a light quick lunch
we find a place to park my danish car which is parked as italians park themselves
we chat in danish as we leave the cozy café located next to the small square
along the way, we meet two Italian police officers and takes time to greet with a smile
no doubt in their mutual talk, so it is understood clearly
that they think we are danish tourists without a sense of the Italian language.
they ask not whether we understand or speak Italian – they speak to us in english.
When we are standing next to my car, so says one officer (in Italian) to his partner
“Why don’t we tease them a little”
At that moment my friend’s cell phone rings – it’s his Italian wife and he replies in Italian
“Yes, my sweetheart – it goes as planned – we just got a light lunch and coffee”
the officers gaping and then laugh out loud
and so we chat a bit with them a while, before we continue towards Grenoble
Every time I see an italian police officer, then I think of these two charming guys.
Inspiration from the daily prompt: “Memories of Holidays Past“