October 3rd, 2001

alone on a swing

Lookee, I'm in Italy!!!

Yes, I'm in the beautiful village of Marcialla, Italy. Population 400 (or maybe 430 with the tourists, of which we are the only ones).

The plane flights were hell. 6 hours waiting at the airport, 11 hour flight, 4 hour layover in Munich, and then another 1 hour flight, and finally an hour bus trip from Florence to Marcialla. Over 35 hours without sleep.... and I still haven't caught up yet.

Well, so far I've seen Certaldo and rode the Funicolare, San Gimignano, Pisa and it's only distinguishing feature :), and Lucca (plus Tavarnelle and Marcialla, of course). They're all absolutely lovely, but I think Lucca and Certaldo are my favorites. San Gimignano and Pisa are tourist traps, although San Gimignano is a perfect example of a city on a hill with a defensive wall.

I haven't really done much shopping yet, but I will when we go to Firenze (Florence).

I'm not looking forward to facing the time change coming home. And I have to go to school (evil Tuesday!) the day after I come back and take a test! Wah!

I think I'll just stay here. It's SOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful here....