Contiki Day 10 - Florence, Italy
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Today I decided to sleep in. This morning was supposed to be a guided walking tour of the city, but I didn't feel up to it. I had a bad knee and thought it was best to rest it. Bree went with Liz and Julia and I decided to meet them in the square at 11am. Sarah and Kylie were also sleeping in so I planned to walk in with them.
We made it to the main sqaure after getting a little bit lost, and waited for the rest of the group to meet us there. It was really hot today, way above 30 degrees celcius! Gypsies were hassling us a bit but they seemed to disappear when Police came sccoting past. I met up with Bree, Liz and Julia not long after arriving, and the first thing we had to do was go to a leather makihng demonstration with JB.
Bree, Liz, Julia and myself then wanted to go shopping! We walked past a nice clothing shop the night before and set out to find it. We we could not find it anywhere and found ourselves walking in circles! Every lane looks the same in Florence! We did however find a small shoe store and Bree and Liz both bought a pair of leather high heels to wear out tonight.
We then found some markets and had a look but nothing really interested us. I then had my first experience with gelato.
By this stage it was really really hot so we decided to walk back to the hotel. We ran into Joanne, Rosanne and Pat on the way back and they were going to the pool. Bree decided to go with them but I wanted to have a nap, as did Liz and Julia. Today was a really good day to do whatever you wanted, and we weren't restricted by the bus, we could come and go as we pleased.
I fell asleep for a good couple of hours and took my time getting ready.
Magoo then drove the bus back to the city. On our way I saw a sign which showed the temperature. It was 38 degrees at 9pm! Crazy! We were dropped off at the space electronic disco! This place was so much fun, apart from the fact that in Italy there is no age restrictions on who can go into clubs, so we were dancing around young teenagers!! Still the music was excellent and the company was great too.
We were lucky enough to get a cab fairly quickly, and we made it back to the hotel at around 3am. I decided to go to bed while Bree watched TV downstairs. For the life of me I could not open the hotel room door!! Luckily Bree came up not long after, we watched MTV in italian before finally falling asleep. It was our latest night yet!