Not Sure About These…

July 14, 2007 at 8:32 am (fashion, Italy)

A few things that I’ve noticed about Italy that are quite different to England are:

1. Toilets – they seem to think the definition of a toilet is a hole in the ground that has two feet-shaped areas either side of it. As you can imagine, this is supposed to be squatted over! All girls will know that this is not an easy task, especially when the door doesn’t lock and you’re fighting to tear off the last two available squares of toilet roll. Haven’t been enjoying that so far!

2. Shoes – Wow! It’s almost like heaven. There are so many shoes. I know people say that Italians are well dressed, they take pride in their clothes and which labels they are wearing; those people are not wrong. It’s all about the appearance. This is all well and good but I have no idea how they strut so confidently down the narrow cobbled streets with 6 inch heels. Something I will have to master but I’m certain that this will be time well spent!

3. Parking – For all those crap parkers out there, get yourselves to Italy. If there’s an available space, the driver doesn’t see the need to reverse park into it, he/she will just go in, nose first, and leave the car’s bum sticking out! So all subsequent passing drivers have to skirt round it. And this is very common, you see it everywhere. If only we were taking my beloved micra then I too would have a play at this game. As it happens we’re taking A’s car and don’t think he’d be too happy if I came back from a shopping trip with a dent in her bottom!


  1. isabel said,

    Bleedin toilets. In Thailand it was the same, but they actually are better designed they have a place for you to put your feet… it’s like a ceramic toilet but at ground level. Still not the easiest thing to not get splash back on your feet. Bleurgh!

  2. crunchcorner said,

    Yeah, it’s just the worst! Ah well, at least we all know now that I’ll definately be returning to England – if only for the toilets!

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