Tuesday, March 24, 2009

As I was looking through my photos from my trip to Pisa this past weekend, I realized that I had accidentally deleted some of the photos. My pictures of me "holding up" the leaning tower are gone. I know I definitely lost some other pictures, and I don’t remember what exactly they were of, but finding out made me really bummed. Oh well. I’ll show you what I have, though I don’t think I can get another picture of the leaning tower of Pisa any time soon :\.

Pisa Basilica

Lauren and myself

The weekend was great. Six of us got on a train and headed to Florence, to pick up another train ride to Pisa. The hostile we stayed in was across the street from the train station, and just a 10 to 15 minute walk to the leaning tower, the basilica, and the baptistery. We got there noon Friday, had lunch at a really good kebab place, sat out in the grass by the leaning tower and the street markets, walked around town, and caught a train to the town of Livorno to watch the sun set over the harbor. BEAUTIFUL. As we were walking past the boats lined up along the coast, the wind made the masts play a song. It was one of those moments you know you can’t describe to anyone else if you tried.

The boats at Livorno

Streets at night in Livorno

We had an amazing dinner at a seafood restaurant and caught a train back to our hostile. The next morning, we got to walk around Pisa more, and we took a train to Lucca. Lucca was absolutely beautiful. I loved it there. I could’ve stayed there forever. We had a great lunch in the park, walked around the town, went into stores, bought candy from the markets, and really enjoyed ourselves there. We took the train back to Pisa and spent the rest of the night walking through the streets experiencing the lively nightlife. The six of us got to have a good time and get to know each other a lot when we went back to the hostile and hang out.

Candy stand in Lucca

Field of daisies, where we ate lunch in Lucca

We had to check out by 10 AM Sunday morning, so we walked the streets of Pisa again, seeing what we hadn’t seen yet, and found a nice spot to sit outside under palm trees and eat lunch. We laid out under the sun and relaxed until we had to catch our train home.

It was a really great weekend, and I’m totally looking forward to more like it. It was a great opportunity to get to know people better and take advantage of our freedom in Italy.

Five girls shared a room with two twin beds and one queen. We cuddled a little on the queen :). I might've started it.

I started my second month of classes yesterday. I am done with my first class, and on to drawing. I am unbelievably excited for this class, and I can’t wait to see what kind of things we’ll get into. This weekend will be spent in Rome, with opportunities to get out and draw. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

1 comment:

  1. The flowers, the street at night, the candy stand, the boats, and the Basilica... the main difference between Italy and the USA is Italy has more history.. but another major difference is that it isn't just one large shopping mall.