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The travelling circus rolled on to FLorence today. I now understand why people (normally Europeans) believe in rail travel. Getting from Rome to FLorence via train was fast, efficient, comfortable, quiet and cheap.
So we were booked into a very nice hotel by 11am today. We had a quick look at the local square (Piazza San Lorenzo) before going up to check out our mate David. Turns out late October is the goods folks. The weather has been awesome and not many crowds. Florence ...
... One of the cars that we saw was like the little-yellow-Italian-mechanic-three-wh eeled-cars from the movie Cars. We wondered the streets of Florence with no destination in mind and the map put away in our bags. We found many interesting things: white human like statues with animal heads, shops, restaurants, churches, and buildings. We ended up crossing the river on the Old Bridge, the only bridge to survive WWII and feels more like a ...
... idea is that the airline can't validate your card until the flight lands and by then you have already watched your movies. I don't want to turn Jake into an all out criminal but I think at over $1000 per ticket to fly we really SHOULD have a couple of free movies. Anyway the whole thing was moot because we got everything for free on our "long haul international" flight. Huzzah for that. A bit of confusion ensued at Charles deGaulle, and we missed our flight to Florence. Not ...
... And then we walked to Piazza Della Signoria which is the political center of Florence. The statuary at the Piazza was amazing.
Our tour ended at at leather shop where they gave us a lesson on how to tell real leather from fake. And we had a little time to shop but the prices were expensive.
We had a lovely lunch in the Piazza Della Signoria at a café in their outdoor seating. Devon had a HUGE steak - ...
... br> -Syrian refugee children begging and twenty of them living in a tiny, tiny house
-women in full on *Burkas* walking down the street
-cats dumpster diving
-big fluffy stray dogs being fed by old ladies
-tea, tea, and more tea!!!!
-our favorite lunch spot, run by an old man and his family
-Agora, the best restaurant ever. Seriously.
-ferry rides ...