Yesterday, we shared a story of enjoying the company of two couples on the train from Bruges to Brussels, one of them from Munich, Germany.
This morning Greg set out with a map to figure out a plan for navigating this large city of over one million people.
He covered so much ground that he approached a couple for assistance, only to be waved off with some Italian. Greg, knowing that you just need to open the door a wee bit with Italians, used a couple of his few Italian words, and, in broken Italian, asked “Dove in Italia” (where in Italy). And, they turned around, smiled and surprisingly answered “Puglia”. And ten minutes later, they were still talking to Greg, in English, about Puglia, where they live, Greg’s Italian grandparents and our trip.
But the biggest surprise came shortly after. Greg was standing on a quiet corner behind the royal palace with a map against the palace wall when the only other couple in the area said “Remember us?” “From the train.”
It was the couple from Munich, and after 15 minutes they and Greg exchanged contact information, and they promised to call Greg and Sue in Florida this winter when they visit his mother who winters there.