May 27, 2006
Aug 01, 2006
Will post more in a few days from Italy, plans include a couple of beach days, watching the world cup matches, and of course, sampling plenty of the local food and drink!
From Istanbul we flew north on Al Italia, through Rome, to Florence. Jen spent a year living and studying in Florence as an undergrad and also acted as an English language walking tour guide. Her Italian is still Buono and she has retained several local friends, including a couple named Ale and Vanni, with whom we will be staying in Italy. (I tried telling her Ale was my friend as well, but she explained that "Ale" is pronounced like "Ali" in English and is short for Allisandra...)