Cortina is expensive, full of big luxury type hotels and street vendors selling hot roasted chestnuts. We found out that food costs less if you stand to eat. About noon we discovered that one of us had a crawly little bug. We found a doctor who spoke both Italian and German. The doctor called it a “maladie internationale” and gave us a prescription.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.