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wow!
so i had a big scare today. my heart is still racing from it. so today i get up early and set out and am having a blast, its market day here and the market is the best i have seen yet of all the cities. i went to pointe vecci, i think thats how its spelled, its a very old bridge that has shops on it and one of 3 in the world, one of the only things spared by the germans here from ww2. this place is def becoming my favorite, i am eating the best gelato everyday and food here is crazy good. so its hot here but i dont care, i literally walked all over the whole town. so i needed to get to the train station. well im on one side of town figure it out, so i get some water and then am chillin and this guy on a bike strolls yb and looks at me and says something in italian.
a market i stumbled across
i just ignore it and keep going on, well low and behold, he comes back. so i just ignore him, well this is not working, so i say go away, which i know in italian from my lonely planet book, which i now see there is a reason that phrase is in there. this does not work, either he ignores it or im not saying it right. so i keep going and he gets off his bike, but i keep walking. well i see him out of the corner of myeye on the corner so i thought im free. nope. he was locking his bike up and runs over to me. again i say no no no and go away. he starts trying to touch me and hold my hand and saying amore a lot and pointing to his heart. he also is trying to kiss me and at this point i so wish i knew how to say f*** off in italian. i just keep going cause i needed to get to the train station to make my reservation for the rome train tomrw night.
there is something about this pic to me that just captures florence!
he keeps following me. well i was on the other side of town and there is not a lot of people there. i do end up at the train station and am looking for some type of police but he then is gone, good. so i wait in line FOREVER, and finally get my train reservation. im walking out and i feel someone put their hand around my waist and kiss my neck, its that guy!!!! now i am on the verge of crying right now , he was scaring me, he waited the whole hour i was in the train station. of course i cant find anyone who works there or any police so i tell him no. and run off, he is following me saying amore i luv u and stuff. so i did not know what to do, so i ran toward a taxi and got in and told her to just go, i had no idea off the top of my head what the address for my hostel was and my heart was racing cause he was right there trying to get into the taxi but i locked the door.
me on the ponte vecchio bridge!
the taxi lady was nice but did not speak much english but quickly figured out this guy was following me as he was trying to get in. she sped off and was like, i go in another direction so he has no idea where your hostel is. at this point, i just break down and start crying. it was so scary, i felt so alone and helpless. i dont even feel like going out tonight, but dont want to waste my last night im here. im just so afraid i will see him again, florence is not small but not huge. i will tho go out tonight, cause i am not going to let him ruin this for me, but right now i just feel like being in the hostel and chillin on the internet. maybe ill get some gelato, hell i think that can make anyone feel better lol oh and on top of it, i for some reason cannot call the access toll free number to my calling card here, which makes it worse cause all i want is to call someone right now :(
clairerich81 says:
Such a shame...I totally know where you're coming from! een to Florence and you're right its not THAT big, but I had a guy hassling me on my train saying beautiful eyes and wanting to sit across from me. Lcukily I had my other 2 friends with me. Scary how the guys are soooo forward!! :))
Posted on: Jan 16, 2009
Real_PeaceWarrior says:
good for you, not letting some dirtbag spoil your limited time in a beautiful city!
Posted on: Sep 10, 2008
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wow!
wow!
a market i stumbled across
a market i stumbled across
there is something about this pic …
there is something about this pic…
me on the ponte vecchio bridge!
me on the ponte vecchio bridge!
just pretty!
just pretty!
piazza!
piazza!
The ponte vecchio bridge! a mediev…
The ponte vecchio bridge! a medie…
the shops on the ponte vecchio bri…
the shops on the ponte vecchio br…
more shops on the bridge
more shops on the bridge
Florence
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