Today we have to wake up a little earlier to visit the market. It’s like a flea market in the U.S. You can buy fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses, clothes and shoes. I had to buy a pair of flip flops because all I brought was heels of course. We found a supermarket and the food looks really good. They sell liquor in the store and I bought a bottle of Gran Marnier for 15 euro and a bridal magazine in Italian.
Next we visited the Abbey where the monks make bear, wine and soap. It was very beautiful here. When we are headed back to the dorm we see this couple who didn’t take their hands off each other from the time they got on the train to the time they got off. It was really sweet. Public affection is not frowned upon here at all. In fact, it’s very normal and expected. Imagine our surprise when the couple got off at our stop and later we saw them in our dorm. Seth and Cherie have been together only three months and they look as if they have been married for years.
Later in the evening after we had dinner, somehow we ended up having an impromptu dorm room party in Chelsea in Connie’s room. Someone brought turntables! It was wild! I met Set and Cherie and we talked to them about their relationship. They are so cute together!
Tomorrow Day 6: Economics, Zegna and Kwanza’s Birthday Celebration