I realize the TTP has been to Italy lately, but watching and now reading Under the Tuscan Sun has got me desperately craving pasta, ancient ruins, cobbled streets, and old quirky houses. My first experience in Tuscany was Florence and I ran into this. I remember this day distinctly in all my time in Europe because I honestly couldn’t believe something this magnificently beautiful existed in real life. The picture doesn’t even begin to do it justice.
Does anyone else have a thing for the Boston accent? I’ve been watching a lot of Ben Affleck and/or Matt Damon movies and I can’t help but yearn to go to this historic yet vibrant city. Though any trip here might have to wait until post-snow possible times.
Italia. My little sister asked me the other day if there was a place in Europe that it never snowed. I couldn’t think of anywhere, but Italy surfaced in my thoughts as I reminisced about Euroland. Florence is one of my favorite cities in the world for red roofs, the famous Medici family, and having a horrific sweet tooth, the gelato of course. In the two and a half days I was there with my friends, we ate gelato 13 times. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that. The only thing I would change about Florence is that amount of time I’ve spent there. And that will be fixed.
Egypt and I started our love affair very early in life. Let me rephrase, ancient Egypt and I started a love affair very early in life. I’m not sure what it is about the pharaohs, mummies, and the pyramids, but I’m still smitten with it all. I’ve seen plenty of pictures from my library book days, but I’ve promised myself a trip there before I kick the bucket. I’ve been thinking about the next language I want to learn about and would like to learn some Arabic. Despite the current troubles with the government, I think it would be a really interesting place to spend some time.