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January 3rd, 2009 – by: sophiabowie
I went to the ticket counter in bolzano to buy a ticket from there to Florence. it was 11am and I was going to take the 11 30 am train. or so I thought! I went and my debit card wassn't working! I went to an ATM and it wouldnt work there either. At this point, I started to freak out. i called my "dutch mom" and she assured me money was in the account because she transferred it and it was supposed to be immediate. NOT. I had to wait a while. I ended up taking a later train at 4. I bought the cheap slow train ticket for 17 euro, but a really nice(and cute) guy told me to just get on the fast one with him and he would show me how to ride it.
Woke up at 8! That's only 3.5 hours of sleep folks! I am super! Or just really weird. I took a cold shower (sharing hot water with 32948928589 other people =no fun) and went on my way to explore Florence. I saw most of the city. Florence is very small and thankfully easy to get around. I bought a guide book and went exploring. I saw all the main plazas. My favorite being Michelangelo's square. I loved the view. You can see all of Florence from up there! It was simply beautiful! I wanted to see the famous David of course. Unfortunately, the queue for Academia(the museum that holds the David) was too long for my liking! I also missed out on the Uffizi because of the queue as well. Should've had an earlier start. I don't regret it though. I had a marvelous time just wandering around and exploring all day.
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