It’s a Small World.Posted on: May 10th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Guests from Around the Globe
I am constantly pleasantly surprised that people can find our boutique bed and breakfast in Vermont from all over the world. Finding us through the internet and guidebooks, guests have visited our North Bennington Vermont bed and breakfast from all over the globe….Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Ghana, South Africa , Italy……you get the picture.
Recently I had the opportunity to host Marco & Lucia from Sao Paulo, Brazil. They had planned to visit Lucia’s homeland of Japan but since the Tsunami, they were concerned about the choice of vacation this year. They re-grouped and chose a last minute venture to New England and Canada instead. Though Marco has spent time in Montreal and Quebec, it was his first visit to Southern Vermont. Of course, they loved it!!
Marco & Lucia work together in banking in Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo is the largest financial center in Brazil. Marco is fluent in English and Lucia does quite well though is more reserved. Her English is certainly MUCH better than my Portuguese.
They have been surprised at the number of people dining in restaurants throughout their travels. It seems that in Sao Paulo much of the cooking is done at home with their families and restaurants are not as numerous as they are here in the US.
I always enjoy learning from our guests, whether they are locals on a much needed getaway or guests from around the world. Life is always interesting at the Eddington House Inn.