Travel Blogs from Florence
... had preceded the scheduled opening- I slipped right inside, making so little of the queue that it properly it should be be spelled Q. I've always had a fondness for Michelangelo's David, and to see him in real life - spectacular! He's a giant! The skill required to sculpt in that scale, and with such precision makes all other statues seem staid and bland, the necessary legwork for an art form that leads incontrovertibly to this and only this, the ...
Florence: After a hot sweaty train ride full of beautiful italian business men dressed in suits leaving work, I caught an even more hot and sweaty bus to my hostel. The whole bus ride I was getting vibes of tourist hatred from local italians. First, I had my HUGE bag and let me tell you this was a very crowded bus - I was probably touching 4 different people as i straddled my bag trying not to fall over every time the driver whipped around the corners. It was an adventure ...
... the apartment is very clean, spacious, quiet, well appointed, and comfortable. We unpack and settle in for a bit. Then it's off for a walk to show Kaylan a few of the landmark spots we enjoyed during our last trip here. Strangely enough, one of those places was a gelato shop called Perche No! (which means "Why Not!" in Italian). And since we're here - why not...
We then head back to the apartment, climb the stairs (this is going ...
... me to throw in my umbrella at the last minute). I met a couple of Australian women over breakfast. They discovered a wonderful restaurant last night so we are going to have dinner together tonight. My fears of always having to eat alone are unfounded apparently. Attached is a picture of my room here at the monastery. More pictures to ...
... Vespa against bus to Siena.
The extended family, minus Jenny & James, were catching the bus from the train station in Florence to the bus station in Siena. The distance, utilising the freeway, is 75 kms. Estimated duration of trip: 1hr 20m.
Matthew and I were taking the 125cc Vespa using the secondary road, the SR2, to Siena. In the rain. Distance: 76.2 kms. Estimated duration of trip: hopefully quicker than the bus.
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