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... few week's absence, along with the first olive groves I can recall seeing. The terrain is now quite hilly, instead of mountainous, so I still expect it to be a challenging few days ahead on the road to Siena.
Tomorrow's destination is San Gimignano, a comparatively short stroll of 13kms. It is an extremely touristic town, so it may prove too difficult to find accommodation there. If that's the case, I'll take a quick look at its famous towers (and the museum of ...
... tickets where correct, on to the train and off to Pisa. Arrived in Pisa, off the train and dragged bags up and down lots of steps. Quick taxi ride to our Hotel Galileo. This hotel is located in the middle of old Pisa and is probably about 600 years old and is located on the second floor. As they had no lifts 600 years ago we had to drag our bags all the way up the stairs to the reception on the second floor. Our room is recently renovated and clean. With some time left in the ...
... we were there, emptying out my wallet. I regret nothing. Seriously. They make my life. Unfortunately, we had to leave, but I bought a second pair of sunglasses right before getting on the bus. We went though rush hour to get to our hotel. We were late, so we rushed to the restaurant. But it was so worth it. Our first Italian meal was AMAZING. We had some cheesy broccoli wrapped up thing, then some pork and potatoes, and some lemony raspberry thing. ...
... he does his best.
Chris went to find the pharmacia since we saw an ambiguous sign for on our way in and I walked back to the meeting point in case he was late getting back. It was a little overwhelming being approached by these hulking African men selling their wares. I don't think I've said "no" so many times in my life. They're even more persistent than the kids selling chicklets in Tijauana!
I spotted Betty getting ambushed in front of me, ...
... wandered over, and from a distance he looked like an absolute creep peering at these two girls as they were just trying to eat their lunch, when he realized it was actually two of his friends from his class!! How crazy is that? He had no idea that they were even going to be in Europe, let alone in the exact same place as us, at the exact same time. Crazy! So we explored that town with Lavi and Betty and shared stories, and had a great ...
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