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... It was very confusing trying to work out what to order as there was
no English on the signs, as we had found in France. We eventually got a ham
sandwich and chicken burger. Then back onto the bus. As we were driving, our
driver pointed out marble mountains that the Italians mined to get marble for
all the statues they carve and have previously made, including David in
Florence. We also saw fields of Sunflowers along the way.
About 1:00 we arrived in Pisa. ...
... was similar to the one we had seats on, depending on how I translated the mostly Italian explanation we got from the ticket agent, either had no room for us or didn’t go to where we wanted to go. He did explain, again based on my very rudimentary translation, that we could grab a local train, transfer in La Spezia and catch another local train to Florence. Sounded easy enough so we decided we would try it. Well we almost had it right. We went ...
Five weeks in already?! I know that I'm going to blink and this whole thing will be over. I keep thinking about how easy this semester is going school-wise and how I really need to cherish it before next year. I really need to cherish everything about this experience! Though I have to say, the honeymoon period is over.
I'm absolutely still in awe of everything that I see and do. Europe is so incredibly different from America, it's still ...
... in, we start planning a few weeks ahead and research suitable apartments, their proximity to the city and public transport; availability of secure parking, washing machine and wi-fi.....and so it goes on. If anyone out there thinks this is a holiday.....think again, it really is hard work. ;)........and I have to find time to write the blog and upload the photos, sometimes on painfully slow networks.
My parents just got back from Paris today so tonight the roomies and I decided to take them out on the town! We started the evening by going to Tijuana - the BEST mexican food we can find in Florence! Of course we made happy hour so we all got pitchers of the BEST margaritas and split them - strawberry and mango. After dinner we ran home in the rain and drank some of my disgusting dessert wine and headed to the ...