Considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissan
Trip Start Jan 07, 2010
30Trip End Apr 12, 2010
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I really enjoy zooming across the landscape in high speed trains, there is however one problem associated with the high speeds tho. There are many tunnels, and as the trains pass through these tunnels the pressurize it and your ears constantly need to be "popped", kinda annoying after awhile
My first challenge involved a wrong turn because the Hostel wrote in their directions to turn left at a specific point WHEN it should have wrote turn right! I confronted them with this just to ensure I am indeed not just loosing it, and I was correct. I think exhaustion is finally catching up with me, I am usually the last out of bed, always falling asleep on train, subway and basically anytime there are more than 5 minutes of quiet. I think all the walking I do plays a large role, and im sure some of the late nights partying don't help! Whatever english skills I previously had are starting to diminish aswell. I find myself unable to speak normal at times, I figure due to having to simplify my english to the point of sounding like a caveman just to communicate with people. This new way of speaking is starting to become a habit, so as I return home I may need to go back to school.
As I was walking to my hostel, I noticed something on the road. It was a black purse. At first I was not sure what to do, do I take it, leave it incase they return. I even wondered if it was a test or a bomb. I decided to just place it beside the light post and carryon. After walking a block I changed my mind, I saw keys and a purse inside with id and cash so I went back and manned up and carried it across the street infront of all the cars waiting at the light
I can't seem to remember too much more of Florence so I will leave the photos to describe the rest...
-Roomed with a South Korea Doctor - 26 and just finished her schooling. Tried to book a flight on a Korean website with her help, but hit an id error.
-Impressed with Korean writing technique
-Roomed with 46 year old American Mom, she was visiting her daughter (21) who lived in the dorms. This women LOVED to talk! Shes was cool tho.
-Danny's satchel was stolen at the club the night prior to my arrival, had everything in it... a sad sad tale.
-Had my first European car ride, thanks Michela!
-Purchased a small backpack for 7 euro, to carry laundry while I travel and food/water/supplies when im walking around.