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Blind date in Bolsena

This week I have blind people visiting in Bolsena. What a beautiful and moving experience.

Today I was allowed to go out again with my blind guests. It started out sunny and warm as we walked to the hermitage cave and hermitage. Listened to the wonderful sound of the waterfall and felt the water gently flow down. Pizza with tomato and pizza with zucchini for lunch before scrambling up the hill. Hand by hand and step by step. Trust in each other and tranquility.

Exploring the altar and touching the walls in the hermitage as well as the seat. The fertility sign on a pillar. Feel how high the ceiling is and how wide and thick the pillars. Same story for the hermit’s cave. Silence, birdsong and the gently rushing waterfall. Enjoyment!

Until the first thunderstorm falls from nowhere.
We decide to calmly walk back to the car. When I think it will all be okay, there is a huge wind.
Thunderstorms are starting to increase and rain is pouring out of the sky. We have no choice … we have to keep walking. We keep up the courage to stay positive and we have a good dose of humor together. The weather is bizarre. We are wet wet and wet some more.

When we arrive in the car we wait a while to be able to drive. That’s how heavy the rain is.
The road has become a river. We’ll eat the rest of our lunch. We wring out clothes by opening a window every now and then.
We enjoy the Dutch liquorice we brought along. Finally we can hit the road.

Quickly fill up with some petrol.
Bank card gets stuck in the machine and 20,- cash is swallowed without having been able to fill up a liter of petrol. Only after the necessary careful pushing and pulling, we can get the card out. Ohhh what an idiotic situation, here we are. The gas pump owner won’t be there for another 45 minutes.
The only thing left for us to do is to buy a delicious cappuccino at the bar next to the pump.
In the car we enjoy the smell and taste.

Meanwhile it is dry, but we went from 27 to 16 degrees.
Fogged windows. Socks hang over the edge of the door to dry. A passer-by asks what we are doing?

Well, just drinking coffee from a beautiful cup in our thoroughly wet clothes with fogged windows. Waiting for our money back or petrol.
Eating liquorice and laughing about this crazy day we experience together.

I have insanely deep respect for Hermine and Wim. Such beautiful people. To be able to think in solutions like this. Enjoy so intensively. Humor and persistence. Wow.

It was great to have you as “my” guests.
Teresa Denora thanks for your help today.

Ciao I am Mariët Bloemendal the creative mastermind and passionate Italy expert of “Volg de Rode Schoentjes”.

“Volg de Rode Schoentjes” specializes in extraordinaryexperience and discover holidays for singles in central Italy. Far away from mass tourism, I organize and create a base in which you can discover and experience a real Italian holiday together with other solo travelers. Winner of the Benelux Enterprise Award Best Specialist Italian Holiday agent 2020. Correspondent De Wereld from BNNVARA on NPO1.
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