Back in 1980, I was in (but not stuck in) Florence when Mt. St. Helens blew… and now Aleks is in (as in, stuck in) Milan because of the volcano-with-the-unpronounceable name!
He and a few friends decided a few weeks ago to head to Venice for the weekend. They took a flight there last Thursday, then somehow got to Milan (hey, all I get are quick, cryptic Facebook messages, like “I am in Milan, we are f**ked, not sure how to get back to Prague without spending lots of money. I don’t really know what to do but we will figure something out…”), and now, like just about everyone else in Europe, they can’t seem to get any transportation to anywhere.
So now we all just wait – like everyone else seems to be doing.
Do I have any readers in Milan who happen to run a hotel or youth hostel which happens to have a few openings?