Our Italian teacher congratulated us on getting there at all in the snow. She says that when heavy snow is predicted in her native Sicily, something which surely must be relatively rare, schools are instantly closed and the place goes into shutdown. We pointed out that we are English and can put up with a bit of snow.
Today is bright and crisp and clear, but extremely cold, all of which makes for excellent photography conditions.
I suspect he was speaking as he always does but bus accent was not recognised by the American officials. They have clearly never heard the English spoken by the group of semi-feral youths who travelled on the same tram as us the other day. Even we had difficulty understanding them.
Perhaps their English was also “broken”.