- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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... I was tired and scared of everything. I finally got some tortellini and grapes and hid in my hotel room, trying in vain to stay up until a reasonable bedtime hour. I made it to 6:30. I still woke up at 8 the next morning though.
The next morning at the hotel breakfast I met Christian and Laura, and my life changed for the better. They were both on the program too, so I was no longer alone and frightened! The front desk moved me in with ...
Monday 29 April- Day 6
Grocery shopping ltalian style - We had been to little corner store type places in Rome but today we went to a bigger suburban one. A little overwhelming. Navigated our way around figuring out what things were. Love listening to the locals but have no idea what they are saying.
Florence is known for leather goods and so we headed to the leather markets after lunch. They line the streets surrounding San ...
... with frescoes in their alcoves, and patterns of green, pink and white marble compose the building itself. So it can be forgiven a sparse interior) (Oh, I totally forgot to mention, for people who were wearing inappropriate clothes for a church, they gave free paper ponchos)
We wandered around a bit more after that, going to the Ponte de ...something... Manayach, help me ...
... each one of us, the menu and recipes (in English thank goodness) of everything we were about to prepare and eventually eat. Of course also waiting was the first of many bottles of wine we would drink, all of which are produced on the farm. We were on our way to learning traditional Tuscan recipes that we look forward to making again once we return home. The menu: Gnocchi Gnudi dressed with butter and sage, tagliatelle dressed with fresh tomatoes ...
... lurking in a window. I'll try to get a less blurry picture tomorrow, if only for Eli. :p
We went out again and discovered that Stuff Is Happening. Mainly a giant crowd around a man being Charlie Chaplin and drawing unsuspecting people in. (Maybe. They could be planted. But if they were it was very cleverly done.)
Also discovered that for the pointandshoot camera it is, this new thingy mom bought is pretty damn good at nighttime shots. Day two complete! Yeahhhh.