Mi Piace Perugia

Trip Start Dec 01, 2013
Trip End Dec 17, 2013

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Flag of Italy  , Umbria,
Thursday, December 5, 2013

I bid Rome adieu yesterday.  I was up at 3am and had a leisurely morning.  I made my way down for breakfast and read a bit before packing and heading to the train station before my 9:30 train.  I got there an hour before the train was scheduled to leave--the Termini is a great place to people watch.  I watched people come and go while listening to Tejano music--what a trip that was.  A bit of dissonance initially, but in short time I came to imagine people grabbing each other to dance past me (dipping low and elbows out, as we do it in Texas) as all the while a "ranchera" accordion blasted fast-paced scales in my ears.  What?  One has to find ways to pass the time, you know.

Some of the outfits are sophisticated and sharp . . . others not so much.

Train was about an hour late and by the time I got to Floigno (my transfer place), my connection had already left.  Next train was 1.5hrs and I was not about to wait.  So I managed an somewhat expensive 30 minute taxi drive to Perugia.  The hotel is about 5 minutes from the train station, but the guy wouldn't take me there for the agreed-upon price.  So another 10 Euors from the train station and I was at the hotel.

And I arrived just in time for lunch.  I was starving and had a lovely vegetarian lunch with my Sikh friends.  After lunch it was time for a 3 hr nap and then dinner!  Now, that's the way to vacation!  And after dinner, bedtime.

So I awoke with much energy today.  I had to walk my 10,000 steps today so made my way up the hill after breakfast to the center of Perugia.  My photography task today was: Perugia, up close.  Hope you enjoy the photos.

I walked around and reacquainted myself to the town.  I tend to go to the places I already know so I pushed myself to find new spots along with the familiar ones.  Paul couldn't join me for lunch so I ended up at a place with very delicious pizza and then walked back to the hotel--made my 10,000 steps so that I could enjoy a nice dinner.

But it's 10pm here and time for bed.  Can't believe tomorrow's Friday already . . . I'm not ready for it (isn't that always the case when one's on vacation?!).
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Judy Rae on

Amazing flower in frost. Love it! Judy

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