Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Day 20 - Walkies and Florence
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This morning I woke up a bit early bit I didn't tell anyone so ssshhhhhh! It was all dark so I stayed quiet! Once everyone else had woken up, I got up and had a shower. We had a nice breakfast. I had a chocolate filled pastry with another hot chocolate.
After breakfast we went to the Ghetto. This place is a place where the Jews hid from Napoleon and Hitler. It is very strategic and easily defended. There are only two entrances and they are both bridges. There are also many high buildings with windows for firing upon intruders.
After that we went back to the Monastery to check out and leave our bags in the disposal. We then went to Accademia! This was a reeeeeaaaally boring art gallery. It had heaps of catholic paintings and statues that all looked the same and frankly, they weren't very good. After that we went to the Museum of Leonardo Da Vinci! This was really cool because people had made the machines from his drawings. They were also hands-on so we could make them work! There were flying machines, weapons, wheels and more!
Finally, we went on a travel. We went in the general direction of the train station but we made many side trips. On the way we had Pizza and meringues. They were soooooooooo good! Once at the station we took a boat back to the monastery to get our bags. We then went back to the train station and waited for out train.
Once the train got there we boarded and went to our seats. We had seat numbers 32, 33, 36 and 38. However, number thirty eight did not exist. It simply was not there. We thought it was something like Harry Potter - Platform Nine and three quarters! We sat down in vaguely the right place so it was all good. The trip took about 2 hours to get to Florence.
Once there we walked to our hotel. On the way there were so many Gelato shops! I am officially in love with Gelato. It is soooooooooo yummy! We walked into our hotel, dumped our bags and left again. We decided to walk towards the fancy bridge with shops on it. On the way we bought gelato and then got to the bridge. It was pretty much the same as the Rialto Bridge in Venice. We went back home, had dinner and went to bed.
P.S I have no idea about what is going on in the cricket at the moment. If you could post the fixtures in comments that would be great!
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