For those of you who didn’t know, I just got to FLORENCE, Italy and will be here until May studying culinary arts! (Basically, fulfilling my wildest dreams). I got in a few hours ago and met my roommates (who seem really cool) and unpacked my life. For some reason, I felt it would be a good idea to fly into Pisa because it was cheaper. While that was all fine and good, I didn’t think about how I would have to navigate a train with more luggage than I’ve ever had in my life. But, with the help of a very nice man, I was able to get all of my stuff on and off of the train with little stress.
Another challenge I faced was that I don’t speak a word of Italian. So, getting in a taxi and trying to tell her my apartment number turned out to be a bit of a struggle. But, we figured it out and I got here in one piece!
From what I’ve seen of Florence so far (which was basically from the cab window), it seems like the most beautiful city. Not to mention that the train ride from Pisa was breathtaking the entire ride. The houses are so cute and tucked into the most amazing mountains (I will look up what mountains they were later).
Once I have more adventures, I will post again! I hear the best market in Florence is minutes away from our apartment, so I’m really excited.