Ciao Bella!

Some guests at the hostel are are so hard to say “ciao” to. We have to say goodbye to a really lovely lady from Italy who has been with us for quite some time.

Monica is a very strong and decisive person; the kind who won’t suffer fools gladly. She sends them on their way in no uncertain way. But even when doing that, she does it so pleasantly.

Monica is a Police Officer from Italy who has been in Toronto on an extended English language course. She also runs a small cafe in Italy as a sideline. (As if full time police work wasn’t enough to fill her days.)

She has seemingly boundless energy and walking ten to fifteen miles aound town in the course of a day poses no problem whatsoever. Although she has worked with the police for over eight years, Monica has no plans to retire in that capacity.

She reminds us of another female police officer from Cheshire, UK (Lydia) who was a guest in our hostel and the subject of a much earlier blog entry. (See; Travel Journals – Dec 10, 2006) It’s the story of how travel helped her reassess life’s priorities.

Both are young, veteran peace officers and both realize how hard and jaded policework can make you. Detective Constable Lydia, left the force after 12 years to pursue another career and it appears as if Officer Monica might do likewise. She is even considering working here in Toronto! We really hope that happens!

Whatever they choose to do, we’re sure they will both be successful. There really must be something about policework that attracts strong, independent, dynamic women. We hope to see Officer Monica back with us here in Toronto. In the meantime, CIAO BELLA!

Monica - Canadiana Backpackers Inn, Toronto

And all you can say is Wow!!!!!

Monica was nice enough to drop us a line:?

  • Monica Says:
    Hi, I’m Monica from Italy. Thanks a lot for article about me in your web site. The article is very nice and the picture too. I’m very proud about that and I hope to come back in Canada soon. Anyway I spent a beautiful moment in the residence because everybody has been really kind with me.
    The first thing that I thought when I arrived in Italy was: I want to come back in Canada. :-)
    I hug all you
    CIAO BELLI!

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