Sunday, February 6, 2011


Friday, February 4
Today we take a more relaxing trip to Lucca, just to walk around and get a feel for the town. When we return, we find the wireless has been fixed, and we enjoy catching up with news from home. I try to order a printer online and am stymied when I find that a required field of entry is the codice fiscale, roughly the equivalent of a social security number but used even more widely here. I had tried to obtain a codice fiscale ten years ago and was turned away, but I think now that I could have obtained one if I had been more persistent. It has become obvious to me by now that just because one Italian official tells me I can’t do something doesn’t mean that the official next door won’t tell me the opposite. The fact that I don’t have one is still a bit of a sore point for me, but it will be another challenge that I will overcome.

1 comment:

  1. While it must be frustrating to not be able to accomplish a common task there is something refreshing about the randomness of and variety of new experiences.



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