Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 13 Nights Greece, first time, April 2018. HELP
  2. 2 So Many Places, So Little Time-17 Day Euro Trip--HELP!
  3. 3 Spanish Medical Providers
  4. 4 He Musta Saw Us a-Comin': A Brief, Cautionary Tale about Taxis in Rome
  5. 5 Train from Polgate to St Pancras
  6. 6 wondering if this trip too ambitious
  7. 7 Looking for a 5 star resort on Spanish coast for January
  8. 8 Venice to Zermatt by Train
  9. 9 Arenal:Bullring area Seville?
  10. 10 Trip Report Mantova, Ravenna, Brisighella, Bologna
  11. 11 Zurich to Milan trip
  12. 12 Planes, Train, and, well, no automobiles
  13. 13 Trip Report Just the wine list please and Daisy came too.
  14. 14 Train help Lyon to Annecy to Montreaux
  15. 15 Poor weather outlook 10/16-19 Grindenwald
  16. 16 Itinerary between Milan and Venice
  17. 17 San Sebastián
  18. 18 Andalusia suggests - which order is best?
  19. 19 Trip Report FRANCE 10 YEARS ON: Paris Dordogne Albi Toulouse Arles S Rhone and Nice
  20. 20 Undiscovered Places in Paris
  21. 21 Ambitious 1st time trip through Europe whilst pregnant??
  22. 22 Trip planning to Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg
  23. 23 Destination ideas for 88 year old
  24. 24 Planning A trip
  25. 25 Amalfi Coast Apartment in October -- mobility an issue
View next 25 » Back to the top

a minor miracle in Italy

Jump to last reply

We recently took an 11 night cruise from Venice to Rome. We started the trip with a 3 night stay in Cernobbio to enjoy the Italian Lakes. On the first morning there, DH discovers that he has not brought his high blood pressure medicine - aaarrggh - I pack almost everything for us but figured he could be relied upon to bring his meds! I'm thinking this is not going to be easily resolved, either while in Cernobbio or on the ship - thinking emails / faxes to doc., in US or visit to doc. in Italy. But we decide to first go to the local pharmacy.

First thing Monday morning we head to the little pharmacy in Cernobbio. We ask the woman pharmacist:

"Do you speak English"
"Uh-huh"
"We are on vacation, I did not bring my blood pressure medicine, Losartin"
"Uh-huh"
"I need a 14 day supply of this medicne"
"Uh-huh"

She disappears for several minutes, we are not sure she has understood or what we may need to do next. She returns with a pack of 20 Losartin pills.

"10 euros", she says.

We are nearly in a state of shock - I cannot imagine what hoops we would have had to jump thru here in the US OR how much it might have cost us. I believe 10E's is cheaper than we pay here for this prescription. Besides being extremely thankful, it also gave me pause for thought about our wonderful medical system here in the U.S.

35 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement