Thursday, November 4, 2010
Not an Instant Love Affair
Mostly I just didn't choose the right location for me but how could I know when I made my arrangements all those months ago in Boulder. It's a great location during the day and I enjoy being able to walk around in the evening and feel safe. The numbers of people here are overwhelming. In my estimation, it's greater than Rome was a few weeks ago. But the worst is that at night, the partying goes on till 3-4 o'clock in the morning and it sounds like they're right in my bedroom with me. Along with the partying are sirens, whistles and fights. I just like to sleep at night. And, of course, I'm having challenges with the language but that just adds to the adventure.
All that aside, I have been enjoying myself and actually have fallen in love with the River Arno and the district known as Santo Spirito. Today, I walked for hours and hours through the outskirts of Santo Spirito. The sun was shining That alone has been a change since it's been raining or cloudy most everyday since I arrived. In Santo Spirito, I felt a peace in my heart that I've never felt before and if I had millions of euro I could live here for the rest of my life.
and I have been sightseeing in Florence proper too.
Some of it has been from afar.
and some of it has been up close and personal. Where else but Italy could a guy get away this get up?
And then I met Enrique.