So I’ve been in Florence for about three days now and every single day has been spectacular. I beat out jetlag like a champ and have been gobbling carbs and wine like a crazy person. The street style is unbearably delicious and vintage boutiques stocked with Yves St Laurent and Chanel (among others!!!!) makes me absolutely breathless and my knees go a bit weak. it is a truly magical place. each tiny back road is lined with Christmas lights above, there are street/sidewalk artists (?) everywhere and the occasional harp/accordion player along the pavement isn’t as hackneyed as you might think, it’s absolutely perfect. Yeah we’ve run into indignant italians and crazy ass drivers…we are truly blessed to be able to see a world so unlike and yet so similar to our own. The rich italian culture is so strong and completely amazing to be around. The people are passionate about what they do, whether that’s making scrumptious paninis or being a shopkeeper at a terribly addictive, wonderful vintage shop. I am adjusting well, drinking cappuccinos by the hour, munching on bread with pate and braving the cobblestones with boots while my feet want to just about fall off. Though, I love Florence and I love being able to see the world through a different perspective. Not just that….I love being surrounded with passionate, productive, INSPIRED people. Maybe thats just my inner hipster/artsy fart calling out but I don’t think I realized just how big it was and how many possibilities are out there. It’s easy to get caught up in our little problems in our little bubbles. when there are bigger things! Like gypsies shaking canisters in your face for $$$$$$$! :)
anyway i just wanted to write a bit….pictures later. one downside is not getting free wifi here and yeah i am NOT paying 5 euros (7 dollars?) just for a couple of hours. thanks but i could be spending that elsewhere. like the gypsies.
this was probably badly written but…mer it’s 7 and I’m running on four hours of sleep.