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Remember how a few weeks back I said that it was "unseasonably cool" here? Well it's seasonable again. And that means it's hot at the moment.
And to celebrate this sweltering, bone-melting heat, I worked in the vineyards two days in a row. My technique is getting better when making sure the vines are vertical: if you grab them on the stalk, about 3/4 of the way up, you can rearrange them as you please without breaking ...
... I thought I was the only one to arrive a day early, but I didn't learn that to be untrue until the next day. I ventured outside to find myself some food, but I got kind of scared because each café I went into was so darn HELPFUL and people kept asking me what I wanted and stuff in rapid-fire Italian as soon as I walked in. I would then immediately have to reveal that I was American. Probably I only imagined that they looked disappointed, as by ...
... truffles made that day! AMAZING! I had dinner with two of Kevin's ( the groom) friends who live in California and we became instant friends! I then proceeded to pass out for a good seven hours. In the morning i did laps in the pool to stretch my body out from all the traveling. At the time I thought this would be a good idea but little did I know I would get talked into going to the great town I wrote of above, San Gimignano. But no we were ...
... only spent about 30 minutes in there, but plan on going back several times, because I feel like I will see something new each time.
I really could go on for hours about Duomo, but let's just suffice it to say it is amazing. As is the entire city so far.
As of now, I am just trying to dry out, and rest up, so I can run to a grocery store and stock up on a little bit of food.
The train journey down to Florence was certainly not a pleasant one. What should have been 2 trains turned into 4 trains and a bus :( stupid Italians. After the 2nd train, all hell broke loose and all the passengers split up to try different alternatives to get to Florence.
Seeing as I've taken so long to write another blog entry, Florence is going to be quite short by my reckoning.