We are on our way to Florence today.
I will miss our little apartment, it’s hot tub, and pretty patio.
We had a wonderful time in Rome. It was amazing.
Can’t wait to see what Florence is like.
As of yet, we haven’t been mugged or attacked by gypsies.
We did get ripped off by a Pakistani man at Popolo Square for flowers (which we didn’t want). They were thrusted in our face.
He was a good talker. He suckered us out of some euros.
Now Mary and I have a system when we want to buy something.I listen in Italian and tell her what the guy says in English.
She says no. We walk away and then all of the sudden, it’s 1/2 price!
It’s working well for us.
When we got to Florence we took a cab from the train station. Mary thinks he ripped us off because it was $7.40 when we arrived at our apt, then it suddenly turned to $12.40.
We meandered around and found a quaint little Italian restaurant. I asked our waiter (from Nepal) to recommend something.
Needless to say, we ate some wild boar with pasta. Chunky pieces of meat. Must tell you that it was pretty good.
Actually tasted delicious with red wine! Mary’s turning me into a lush! I never drink wine, and now we are having it with all our meals. She says we have to try all the pastas, oils and wines of the region we are visiting.
Walked around Florence. Quite a lovely place. This is the covered bridge at Ponte Vecchio.