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... Waited for the train...a few words I could't read on the screen???? Not too many trains showing as going to the airport. Asked a stranger, he said that due to the strike, you need to go to the next station and then change platforms.
Hmmm, still seems OK, it's only 12:00.
Get off at Gare deNord, where there are signs and people helping to get everyone to the right platform. Lugging all the luggage around is getting a ...
... he also couldn't sleep.
I managed to find some sleep around 2:00AM. I woke again at 4:00AM. I Basically rested from 4:00-6:00AM as opposed to sleep.
At 6:30AM, we set off for the metro station to take us into my own personal Fearscape (a la Divergent).
Here's my take on Roma Termini:
- Vigilance is key. Everything you've read about the gypsies and pick-pockets is true, and we absolutely saw them in action. ...
... br> We walked past Michelangelo’s birthplace and the first Gucci shop ever. We learnt about wine tabernacles (small windows), where rich families sold wine directly to the workers. We also found out about the Florentine fleurs-de-lis, which has been their emblem since the eleventh century.
The Palazzo Medici-Riccardi building was very impressive, and would have been actually used as a fortress back in the day. The architect built ...
slept 5 hours on plane, which was amazing. All connections great. Arrived in Florence at noon yesterday (Sunday). Greg and Sheilah didn't arrive until 4ish. Missed flight out of Frankfort because the Germans were giving them a hard timje about how much booze they bought at duty free (3 bottles). Made them pay $17 TAX!! When they arrived, we drank some of our booze, went for a walk, had dinner, and was in bed by 8. With the help of an Ambien, slept all night, to 7:30. ...
The Statue of David is 15ft tall and every bit as amazing. The hands and feet in particular are quite large. The statue of Neptune and 'the rape of the sabine women' were also among the many we had the pleasure of admiring and listening to the related history with our guide Francesca.
Our day began with a tour of the Accadamie, ...