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Villafranca Di Verona, Italy

Saturday, 21 March 2009

IN Villafranca di Verona our van broke down. After a number of calls using Martina's phone, we finally were able to get a mechanic to come to us. He sprayed some starter fluid into the engine and it started, no problem; but he instructed us through translators that further repairs were necessary and we needed to follow him back to the garage. There he began to disassemble the top part of the engine to gain access to the problem. I asked Martina to ask him what part it was that needed replacement. She turned to him and said, "What part needs to be replaced?," forgetting to translate, or perhaps just forgetting which language she was speaking in. He looked at her uncomprehendingly.

a telephone in Villafranca Di Verona, Italy