How not to spend a last-minute trip to Perugia…or anywhere:
1. Don’t bother checking the weather report for where you are going, it’s sunny and clear at home…why would it be different anywhere else? Don’t even imagine that it might be snowing in another part of the country.
2. Ignore those weird stomach cramps that you’ve been feeling, it surely won’t get worse and interfere with your trip. (Although in the end one only one bowl of soup in two days can do wonders for the after-Chrismas diet.)
3. Don’t leave it until the last minute to call any friends that live where you are going. They probably won’t be sitting around waiting for you to summon them. (Tina, am so sorry, hope to meet you soon!)
4. And please don’t leave the lights on in the car overnight, draining the battery and causing the extremely complicated anti-theft device to kick into action, immobilizing your car in a freezing carpark for a whole day because nobody can figure out how to disactivate the damm thing…culminating in the car being towed away to the local dealership so that the anti-theft device can be dismantled, therefore wasting a whole day.
Here's a quick video of the view (what you could see of it, there was thick fog too most of the time!)
Back home now.