QUOTE OF THE DAY :
"Where is your ticket?" -Conductor on Bus in Verona
SONG OF THE DAY :
Radiohead - Sit Down, Stand up
LINK OF THE DAY : Firenze/Florence
Hercules himself must yield to odds;
And many strokes, though with a little axe,
Hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak.
The hostel I was staying at in Verona was an amazing place. It's in a building that used to be the residence of a prominent Italian Viscount. It was built in the 16th Century, and now it is a youth hostel.
Today I travelled to Firenze, aka Florence. Only took a few hours, and I got to stop in Bologna for lunch.
So now I am in Firenze. Beautiful city. After I got to the hostel the first thing I did was go for a walk. I went to the Duomo, the 4th largest cathedral in the world. After that I went to see Michaelangelo's David. It's a hell of a lot bigger than I thought it was. Seeing it in person really makes you appreciate the time, effort and skill that went into making it.
After that I just walked around a little more. I was pleased to discover that I had stepped in a giant load of dog crap. Something in the European's blood must compell him to not clean up after his dog. Everywhere I've gone in Europe there have been giant, wet mounds of dog shit lining the streets like clockwork. Why can't they just pick it up? I always see numerous footprints in the crap, someone else is stepping in it... does anyone care?
That's the only bad thing that has happened to me in Florence so far.
This morning however I got a 22 euro fine in Verona. On the bus to the train station I dropped my ticket. It was very crowded and I wasn't able to find it anywhere. I brushed it off thinking everything would be fine, but it wasn't fine... it was a fine hehe. I got off the bus and this conductor guy asked me where my ticket was, I explained the situation to him, but he didn't speak more than a few phrases of English. He spoke the one that counted though,
"Ticket. 22 euros."
Doh. Shit happens I guess.
Staying in Firenze 2 nights. Meeting up with this girl I met in Amsterdam tomorrow. Should be good to have a local show me around town.
And that is all.