Picture 2: Meagan giving us away as being Americans in her outfit!
Picture 3: Famous square in Florence
Picture 4: Hugging the tower
Picture 5: On Ponta Vecchio
We got to Florence sorta late and met up with Jordans friend Meagan. We went and had dinner at a pizzeria and that was pretty much it!
The next day we woke up sorta early and walked along the river till we got to Ponta Vecchio where theres a huge gold market or something like that so we wandered around. That was pretty cool, and after we made a reservation at the Uffuzzi museum for later so we didn't have to wait in the really long line for tickets.
After that we walked around the square when a random parade started lol we still aren't really sure why but it was interesting! We went and saw the Duomo there and then to San Lorenzo square where there are all kinds of markets and interesting things.
We had lunch at a nice little restaurant and I got a calzone that was delicious while we watched people bargaining with the people outside. It was pretty funny and interesting!
After we finished eating we decided it was time to do some bargaining of our own and we ended up buying a few things. I left the bargaining up to the other girls since I wasn't to good at it haha!
By this point it was time for our reservation at the museum so we went and Meagan is an art history major so she was able to be our tour guide and tell us about lots of the pieces and why they were interesting.
That took a really long time to get through the museum but it was totally worth it. I was so tired when we left so we took a break, had dinner, bought a bottle of wine and people watched at the duomo. It was pretty cool.
The next day we decided to go to Pisa so we got to the station and realized that the next train left in 3 minutes so we ran to the platform and made it, but it was pretty funny. The train was so gross and smelly, I guess because it was a small trip, and it's Italy lol! But we were just glad we made it and the trip only took about an hour.
What I realized about Pisa, really even before I got there, is that pretty much the only really cool thing about it is the tower. So we went, took our cute pictures, and left! lol It was short and sweet but still good!
When we got back to Florence we found a buffet style Italian restaurant that was really cheap and delicious. While walking back to our hotel we found a 1 euro store, which is practically never heard of so we were pretty excited! lol We bought all sorts of funny things and 2 bottles of wine, each one 1 euro, so you know they were good! haha