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... and reservation confirmations. First my initial flight off the island wasnt letting me check in online. It was a company no one around me knew and I was a bit nervous it didnt really exist. Then I noticed that the hostel had a curfew of 1am. Well, my concert started at 930 and I was very nervous that it would go until 1230/1 and then I would be locked out roaming the streets of Genoa until 8am. All this the morning of my departure, stressed central.
Well, the ...
... we arrived early enough that we beat most of the tourist buses so we could take a good look and walk around the tower before the square filled up. The Leaning Tower of Pisa was started in the late 1200s when a local citizen, frustrated by the fact that Pisa did not yet have a bell tower to compliment their cathedral, left money in her will and instructed the powers that be to get cracking. After building the first three tiers, the thing started ...
... motorcycling roads.
After parking the bikes up, we walked through the city walls and were hit by the sight of thousands of tourists. We had a walk down the main street, took a few photo's and had some lunch.
This isn't the height of the tourist season, so goodness knows how busy this place must be when it is.
We then rode to Pisa and went to the location of ...
... by the driving skills. Then it got scary. Roads were narrower, corners sharper, oncoming traffic, we both thought of the movie, Duel, Although not quite as bad as that. We were the car behind the truck and driving like an Australian instead of an Italian, we had at least a 1.5 car distance between us. This gap was the signal for the little bloke behind us to overtake on a windy mountain road and fit into the gap. Bloody hell. Change of undies as Steve ...
... style. He has added a few twists, creating remarkable still lifes. Arriving at the train station to catch our train to Lucca, we learned a few new tricks. Because we were on a second class train, we needed to validate our tickets before boarding. There were many stops during our 90 minute trip. When we stepped off the train in Lucca, it occurred to us that our journey was taking us from the bustle and busyness ...