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Classes started yesterday woooohooooo!!! I would normally have cried and had the Sunday night blues (as my mom knows all too well) on the Sunday night before classes but I was actually very happy and jittery about it all coming together. Pretty weird.... I think this jet lag is really getting to my head? But actually the excitement of starting a week with more routine and meeting new people was enough to make me relaxed. In addition to the satisfaction of a fresh week, ...
... a huge thunderstorm. Luckily, the sun came out just in time as we walked down into the huge chasm that now houses Herculaneum's ruins that were buried under a much lighter (but equally thick) layer of ash after the eruption of Vesuvius. Compared to Pompei, Herculaneum is better preserved and it is possible to see two storey houses, whole floors decorated with mosaics and delicate frescoes. The most harrowing part of this visit was the sight of several skeletons hunched up ...
... wasn't set to come until 11:45am. Woops. So we ended up being to Florence about 12:45, where we learned our second lesson. Postage costs a heck of a lot in Italy. So next time I go traveling I know to set aside a mailing budget, or just keep the postcards with me. We really didn't get to much in Florence. We went and saw the statue of David, which was far taller than we expected. Sadly the museum itself ...
... but with an animal head doing acrobats on buildings and wires and it was supposed to express the different personalities of one person. We then all went to the archway and then to the dome. You could walk up this majestic building for a charge but we decided not to as we had only limited amount of time and we wanted to go to the market. The markets were filled with leather items and not much else. Streets and streets of stalls all selling the same items. We did not spend much ...
... the sort you can buy from China on Taobao. There are some nice socks for 1 euro per pair. Because I hadn't bought anything substantial and it's already the 6th night of my travels, I bought some stuff - a blue turtle neck tshirt for myself, a maroon one for my boss' wife and a flowery cardigan for my mum. Items were about 9.90 eur each.
The turtle neck is pretty ...