Glass blowing and islands
11.05.2014 21 °C
The next day in florence I wanted to walk around locally and just take pictures. This morning I was particularly from for yesterday's steak and didn't really want breakfast. So I pack my day pack and headed out. I immediately knew were to go and walked straight to the biggest plaza in florence. The people here are very quite and calm Compared to the robust and very lively Romans. People go about doing their daily routine not really wanting to notice the lost tourist or just people being in the way. I walked by a really big open air market and wandered into a mercato which was full of fresh fish, vegetables, and pastries. After walking a while u worked up an appetite and started for the free samples. Bread with truffle oil, local sauces for pastas, apple pies, cheese, hams, and some fruit. I settled for a small piece of artichoke pizza. It really good but hot at the same time. I walked out of the market and into the largest leather market in flornce. It may look shady but the quality is very high here. I almost wanted to buy a pair of leather shoes, but 8 don't have any room. Maybe next time I'll come to florence to to buy some clothes. I ended up buying a pretty interest bracelet that you have to wrap 6 times till you can latch it. I walked to the main plaza and it was full of tourists the exhibitions were all lines out the door and it was beginning to get hot. So I walked past the canal and found a very cool bridge. It was a very old and wide bridge that wend really high. Not because of the suspension system but because it had houses and stores built on its sides. I walked closer to it and saw is had 3 big arches in the middle peering into the canals middle. I walked on it and all the stores sere selling gold jewelry and very expensive accessories. 2 minutes into walking on it I noticed this bridge was used in one of the assassin's creed games. Only because I played that level so many times. In the middle was a statue of I'm guessing the builder and all over the bars had been covered with locks. Another love bridge I'm guessing. People or locals usually put locks on these bridges to show that this bridge will be here for a long time just like their love. I went to the other side were it was less packed by tourists and not too much to see. I did happen to see a man made Veach on this side of the canal but you could swim because the current was too strong. There was also a rowing school and students had to row a great length of the canal and back. I walked by it and it was already beginning to be late and I had to go back to the hostel and pack for my travel to Venice. I crossed another bridge and walked back through the plaza. I came a across a store called Geox and they sell shoes with vents in the bottoms. I usually don't by thing out of the blue like that but the chuck Taylors that I had did not breath at all and actually started to.
Smell really bad even though I spray them with shoe spray religiously. So I bought a pair and threw them away. I didn't want to but now they were dead weight. RIP chuck taylors. I walked very lively now with a spring in my step because for once my feet felt nice and cool. I walked back to the hostel and began to pack for venice. After I packed I took a shower and slept immediately until something buzzed loudly by my ear. I woke up and tuned my lmao on only to find that one of my room mates was asleep and the other 2 were gone. I the. Moved my lamp to look for what made the noise and saw it. The bane of my now sleepless night. A mosquito! I killed it swiftly and saw another one so I ended it's life aswell. I thought that was the end of it but then when I moved my light towards the ceiling and saw them..... The alien eyes just looking down on me and I don't know what they see and or sense maybe it's my skin they smell or maybe they can sense the pulsating of blood in my veins. I tried to lay as still as possible hoping not to agitate them any further and slowly they came again small buzzing here and there. The would not stop I slept under my cover for what seemed like hours but had only been minutes. I heard my roommates arrive and it may be evil but I hoped the carnivore would find new prey to feast upon. After they had fallen asleep I heard them no more for a long time and I finally slept. I woke up with the horror fix sound yet again hours later and decided to go to the bathroom send barricade myself Inside with my phone and charger. It was almost 7am so I decide fo take a quick shower and just leave quickly. When I checked out I told the hostel they had a mosquito problem and left. I took the morning train to venice using my eurail pass and sat in a bullet train for 2 hours until I arrived in venice. My hostel had a pretty large paragraph of directions to get to the hostel. So bit by bit I followed them I went towards the back of a neighborhood. Behind sports park and under an overpass. The hostel was Plus Camp Jolly and had a 3 bed tent for 7 euro a night. I went to check in and left my pack inside the tent and locked it. I took the bus towards the heart of old venice and wandered around. The glass sculptures and masks were everywhere. Venice has a very old feel to it and I want to buy everything here. From the mutant glass art down to the fountain pens and paper notebooks. I also developed a serious sweet tooth here. Instead of eating food I ate gelato of all kinds, macaroons, caneloni, pastries, and slushies. I need to stop eating so many sweets or all have a lot of cavities..... meh your only young once hahahaha. I walked trough the streets in a wander and found saint marcos plaza. I had been here when I was very little while on vacation with my family and it felt good reliving a memory. It was beginning to be very late and i had to do laundry bad. So i started walking in the direction back to the bus station. I somehow walked for and hour and ended up on the other side of the canal looking at the plaza i was just in. I backtracked i it took me alot longer that i thought to find the station. Venice was probably the most miles i have walked wandering around, but everything that I saw had a but of art to it. From the canal with the line of parked Gondolas to the street with balconies and ladies reading books from them. I made it back to the hostel and finally got to wash my clothes. my roomate was a guy from Serbia who had a hundred questions about amercia and how much everything costs and what it's like to live there. I was happy to a answer all of his question and talk about life. He was here on business/vacation he buys old cars. Fixes them and resells them in Serbia cheap. He doesn't make too much money but he is happy with his job. Soon i finished and went to bed.
"A good holiday is one that is spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours."-J.B. Priestley