Week 12: Spring break begins…

It's Friday, April 14, and I’m writing this post from Milano Porta Garibaldi, one of Milan’s train stations, while waiting for my 23:17 train to Rome. I’m sipping lukewarm Pepsi from the station’s supermarket because (surprise, surprise) all the coffee shops are closed at 9 o’clock at night—even in Italy. I've spent 1.10 Euros to use public bathrooms today. (Now, it's late on Saturday night and I'm publishing this post from Rome. Lack of internet has delayed this posting so it's happening now. Treat the narrative as if you're reading on Friday. 😉 )