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  • I was on my dreamed holidays, my first tour in Europe.
    They were well planned, every single detail, countries, flights, hotels, tranfers from/to airports, place to see, etc.
    But, life is unpredictable. I should know that.
    In April, 2010 the eruption of the volcano in Iceland forced all flights been canceled. My organised trip was messed up.
    I flew from Barcelona to Milan, but my flight to Paris was canceled. I was supposed to stay three days in Italy, but I spent seven days. Every day checking the news and the airline company website to see how many times I would need to change dates.
    I was sick of Milan at the third day in Italy, so I went to the train station and looked at the schedule panel... Hummm, in one hour would be leaving one train to Venice. I took it. At 1am the next day I arrived in Venice. No choice, had to sleep at the train station. At 6am I tried to look for a hotel, but I wasnt succeded, all of them were packed because of the volcano. Tired, asleep and hungry I came back to the train station to ask for help at the touristic information center... No help at all. No places available for a reasonable price.
    Hopeless, I walked around the city and met a shy Chinese girl. As she made eye contact, I asked where she was staying. Kindly, she gave the name and direction to the hostel.
    I found a place to sleep, finaly!!! Seven hours sleeping ans ready to a stroll in the Romantic Venice.
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