So this afternoon, I head for Pisa. Rome was amazing, but Im sort of at a loss, as the only thing I wanted to see today had a line that would take approximately 5 hours to traverse (the combination of a Saturday at the Vatican and the fact that the Vatican Museums were closed yesterday and will be closed tomorrow, too, I think). I tried to rationalize staying–you know, the old “Who knows when Ill be back” trick, but I was dirty, alone (I probably would have done it with company) and its sort of threatening rain. I decided to cut my losses and head back here (to the hostel) and shower and update the Clapboard (since internet is free here).
Ill probably spend two days or so in Pisa, then head on to Paris. Ive learned that you cant just hop on and off of trains anymore (could you ever do that? I feel like you could…), so I doubt Ill be visiting my host family in Soyons. Added to that decision is the idea that I don t have anything to bring them, and thats no good.
Im off to call Gianni and maybe get some food because I always seem to be hungry here. Maybe its the walking, but, yeesh, I eat all the time. I eat my entire daily allowance of money, leaving nothing for souveniers or entrance to the lesser museums. In some ways, its a shame, but in others its fine, cause I love to eat.
Quick updates on my various conditions:
Thats it for now. I think Ive been boring enough.