"Um... I don't think that we should drink that." - Aura Maria referring to the large yellow bottle placed in front of us at the restaurant followed by four shot glasses.
BOOM!!!... "Did someone just set off a bomb?" - Eric
Luckily all of the locals of La Spezia looked just as surprised as us at the explosion, which we assumed meant that things blowing up was not a common occurrence. We guessed later that some kid put a fire cracker in the dumpster because the La Spezia soccer team, Spezia Calcio, won the regional championships that day for the first time ever.
"Oh, so a 'Dutch Oven' in Australia is not a way to make delicious meals while camping but is rather more like what we call a 'Covered Wagon' in the US?" - Meg (Us becoming cultured with our new Australian friends)
We came to miss the punctual German trains.