05.04.2017 - 05.04.2017
Italians seem to pay more attention to their gardens than their houses. This does not mean that their homes aren't clean, they are just in need of painting and other repair work. As for their gardens, they are impeccable - with not one weed in sight! And Italians often boast how the cherries, lemons, oranges, or tomatoes that they are serving are from their own garden.
A byproduct of their love for gardening, is their desire to recycle. And recycling is very confusing here! Our Airbnb has 5 different plastic recycling basket with notes on them. The "paper only" basket is by the front door, the "plastic, glass, & cans" basket is outside our patio door, the "'food" and separate "waste" in under the kitchen sink, and an unmarked basket is in the bathroom. So what is the difference between "food" and "waste", and what should we put in the "unmarked" basket in the bathroom? At least in a cafe in Capri, all the baskets are in one place. But, again, should the napkin that is soaked in pasta sauce, because they only give you one, go in the "garbage" or "paper" bin? Also, what about the plastics bowl with the remaining spaghetti ? Disposing of your serving dishes is more complicated than ordering the food.
The internet here is spotty so we are having trouble posting most days.