Saturday, June 2, 2007

Firenze, Italia

Florence is gorgeous. Sara wasn't messing around whenever she told me how great it is here. We've been here since Thursday night and we're taking off tomorrow for Roma. Alice, Levi's girlfriend, is currently studying in Rome. She made the trip up to Florence, along with three of her roommates, and it has been an absolute blast.

Some highlights:
  • Michelangelo's David
  • The Florence Cathedral and hiking 439 steps to the top of the Duomo
  • Wine
  • The Ufizzi Gallery
  • Piazza Michelangelo
  • Gelato
  • Espresso
  • Panninis

Pretty much everything has been super. Last night, after some wine, I haggled a street vendor for a fake Louis Voiton (sp?) handbag that I had no intention on buying from €45 to €15. Everyone got a kick out of it.

Oh another thing. A couple years back my Uncle Jim told me about the image of a fly that appears in urinals in Germany. Anyways, I couldn't find any flies in Germany, but while taking a leak at the train station in Zurich I found the fly. My goals for my backpacking in Europe have been completed.

Roma tomorrow! Vatican on Monday! Barcelona on Thursday!

Note: Levi, you need to spellcheck this.

1 comment:

Jo said...

Nater and Levi,
You make me chuckle. Nate, maybe not seeing the fly while in the urinals in Germany may have something to do with having too many brews....or maybe not enough. I want to thank you for continuing to post Nater. Where are yours Levi? Did something get LOST somewhere along the way? Couldn't resist. HUGS