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11th September – Thursday Montecatini to Rome
Bags are to be outside door by 7.30am then breakfast & we leave at 8.30am. We are going to San Gimignano today, it's a 14th century town that is still the same today. It takes about 1 ½ hour to get there as we are held up by a vehicle accident. The town is …
... of the day (the nice waiter described it as "angry" tomato sauce and was very impressed when I knew the correct term for it "arrabiata". Once a foodie, always a foodie) For dessert mum and James got a pistachio tirimisu, i tried a bite (trying to save room for gelato) and it was hard to stop. It was quite possibly the best dessert I'd had in Italy. Gelato being in it's own category of course.
We went and saw the Pantheon ...
... thinking about the time in which these people lived and how strong their faith was in Christ. We were able to see a bunch more frescoes with typical Christian imagery, like the Jesus as the Good Shepherd, Moses drawing water from the rock, Jonah and the whale, Isaac carrying his wood to be sacrificed, etc. One thing we hadn't seen was the peacock as a symbol of heaven which was shown all over. We also saw a spot where a bunch of soldiers signed a wall when ...
... States (like euthanasia, abortion, etc).
Folks here are pretty excited about it and are helping to line up some
speakers from the local medical community. So I'll keep blog readers
updated on that.
We have a small but very pleasant and appreciative group of students.
I will blog when we go to new places - which we
did this past week. Please let me know if you'd rather not ...
off. It was a bit sad but I don't think it really registered because I
was so tired. The first flight landed in Lubjek Airport, even though our
tickets said Hamburg. We needed to get to Hamburg Airport to store our
backpacks and so Julia could have a shower. The lady at the help desk
told us to walk 10 mins to the train station and get a few trains there.
We got to the station just as a train was arriving but had to buy
tickets so we missed it. Around 20 ...