Thursday, October 24, 2013

Italy ~ the savy traveler

I posted this on facebook, the first night I arrived in Bellagio, Italy.

"So, I dined alone tonight, on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Wine, caprese salad, fresh bread. Half way through dinner, as I dipped the freshly baked bread into delicious green olive oil...I realized the dish, that I'd poured the olive oil into was..the ashtray. can we just blame it on jet lag?"
Bellagio, Italy
Here's the evidence. 
I can image the restaurant staff were all having a good laugh! Once I realized it, I cover the offending olive oil 'dish' with a napkin and finished my dinner, giggling the whole time.

More photos from my trip to Italy tomorrow!


  1. Yuck, not a good mistake to make, good thing it was clean... Other than that the food looks delicious!

  2. so funny. something I WOULD DO!

  3. The food looks great as does the surroundings, shouldn't worry about the ashtray as long as you enjoyed yourself, Annette x

  4. Whoops!
    The food looks delicious though :)

  5. That is still my favorite 'travel story' ever....makes me giggle every time I think of it!!!

  6. An easy mistake to make Jane. I don't know how it is where you live but now that smoking has been banned in public places we are unused to seeing ash trays on inside dining tables. Sadly not the case in some other countries.
    Very Funny!

  7. You just don't see ash trays anymore!!! Funny...

  8. Lucky you! I visited Italy for the first time last year and I can't wait to go back! I would love to eventually buy a vacation property there. Enjoy your stay!


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