Cattolica and the search for German filter coffee
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A German mother on holiday with her children in Cattolica, Italy looks for German coffee and understands too late that the food in Italy tastes wonderful, which the children have already noticed.
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… Arrived in Cattolica, we went to our small hotel. It was supposed to be a pure beach holiday. I don’t remember any sightseeing in the town, but I do remember walks along the promenade and stops at ice cream parlours. And of course long days on the beach.

Breakfast was already a challenge for my mother, above all she was missing not only German bread but also the “good German bean coffee”. She had brought an instant coffee in a glass from Germany. The Italians can’t make coffee, was her opinion. To the hotelier’s horror, she had a pot of hot water brought in in the morning to brew her Nescafé. 

It was not the only time that the German-speaking hotel manager threw his hands over his head …

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The importance of misunderstandings, and that travel opens your eyes when you want to open them.
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Biographical Writing, European Journey Workshop by Elisabetta Abbondanza
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