Italy: Bitter Sweet

Italy, Rimini

Hello everyone,

 

As you can see, based on my photo, I am in Italy!

I’m gonna get right to it.

It’s bitter-sweet because although I love Italy, this is my 4th trip, my work camera, 2 lenses and lapstop was stolen in Milan yesterday. Not only were my things taken my husband had very sentimental and expensive things stolen from him too. Not even my baby’s diaper bag was spared.

We reported the theft but was pretty much laughed at by the “police”.  I guess having thousands of dollars worth of things stolen from visitors in Milan is not a serious matter and is cause for a chuckle.

What made me feel even worse was after talking to a restaurant employee and a woman at the church (where we were going to see the Last Supper painting), near where we got robbed, we learned that theft/pick pockets/purse snatching in Milan is extremely common.  The woman at the restaurant told me that she warns her female patrons to not set their purses down at their table! I wish I had known about the common thefts in Milan because I would have skipped visiting enitirely.  I plan to write a review on Trip Advisor warning people so hopefully I can keep someone else from having to experience the pain, shock and sadness of being robbed. And from needing help from the uncaring, insensitive “police” in Milan.

I am trying to not let this ruin the rest of my trip since we still have so much time left, but it is incredibly hard.

 

-Gotta keep smiling and get creative with my iphone.

Finger Combing

I have had a number of people ask me what I mean when I tell them I finger comb (or finger detangle) my hair, so I decided to shoot video and shared it here:

I stopped combing my hair years ago after realizing that I was literally pulling it out. I tried many different types of combs and styling tools and found that my hands do a much better job than anything I had ever tried.  For me, I now know that simplicity is key.  I also don’t tie my hair up, wear a bonnet or scarf for bed .  I found that tying my hair up caused my edges to break off badly, so at night I moisturize, re-twist or do large braids.    This routine works for me and I now see a significant difference in the stat of my hair.  I hope my video is helpful!

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