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... or to-go.
Right before I paid, I noticed a bowl of stuffed dough-looking things with a complicated sign indicating what they were. I asked for one, and he gave it to me for free, since I thin normally people order like 5 or 6 and they charge by the weight. As I walked down the street with the warm box I bit into the mystery puff and discovered it was nothing more than a ball of fried dough. Though it was perfectly ...
... that Granddad's favourite one would be a man with a boar over his shoulder but I thought the best one was Ryan being shocked by two naked guys wrestling and one had a good grasp of the other's family jewels. We walked back over the Ponte Vecchio which was the bridge I talked about earlier. It was filled with jewellery shops all which were very expensive. When we got back to the apartment we still had 32 steps to climb. By ...
... towers, or torre.
There was originally 70 of these towers but only 14 still remain. The towers were built by the wealthy families of San Gimignano as a middle ages 'keep up with the Joneses' kind of thing. As one family built one as a show of wealth and status, then another family built a taller one. And so it went.
San Gimignano is a tiny town and boggles the mind how there could have been 70 of these brick monoliths once standing.
The tallest of ...
... just plow past each other. We watched a huge water taxi drive over the top of a tiny boat and almost pull them under! It was really scary. There was a huge traffic jam, but nobody really reacted and after the big boat reversed off of the little boat, everyone just continued on like nothing happened haha.
Once we got off the water taxi at the end of the canal, we were brought to a place where we got to see a glass-blowing demonstration. It was astonishing to see how ...
... time here.
Tomorrow we leave Italy for one last stop - Barcelona, Spain. I was there for a short 1.5 days earlier in the trip but didn't do many of the sights as I wanted to wait until Paul joined me to do them together. It was a beautiful city and according to the weather forecast it is only going to be in the high 70s and lower 80s so definitely looking forward to going back!
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