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... there are a few stops along the way to catch your breath. You get to walk around a circle over the inside of the cathedral and get a closer look at the beautiful artwork around the duomo ceiling. Then the real climb begins!! The final steps are so steep that I'm not sure that Karl would fit. We finally took those last few scary steps and were treated to an astounding view over the city of Florence. Neither of us wanted to look up but looking down was ...
... through the San Lorenzo open-air market, which kind of looks like mall kiosks at home where they sell cheap bags and belts and such, only here the cheap bags and belts were also all made of real leather, and there were also stalls with leather jackets, and leather-bound books, and masks and scarves. The vendors very much tried to flatter us into buying things.
Then we got to the DUOMO! Holy cow. I had studied this in Art History and seen ...
... with every bug imaginable.
We decided things might seem worse because of the weather and we headed for the site shop to get some supplies for dinner. Tan cooked a delicious tomato pasta with spinach, onions and carrots, which made us both feel a lot better. And that was basically it for the day. We decided to get an early night and were convinced things would look better in the morning.
Neither of us slept in ...
... wanted to buy for Meg. Totally exhausted by our effort we decided we needed a coffee and found a little place right in the square of San Lorenzo. Nice Italian looking place. But we did not heed the advice of a young tour guide back in Rome – Do not eat at any place that looks out to a famous building or monument. It will be way more expensive. So we spent way more than we wanted to. Like l have said before, we are really learning as we ...
... dinner, curtesy of Manayach's mom (THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! IT WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!), to eat Florentine steak! No, the doesn't mean we cut off a chunk of Jasmine and grilled it. (It was a particularly fine cut of a specific breed of Chianti region cow, lightly seasoned and served with some slices of parmesan cheese and an arugula salad) (the Florentine cow, not the Florentine Jasmine)
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