Tuesday, December 27, 2005


I am sitting at the computer center of Hostel Archi Rossi. I think as hostels go this ones pretty great (excuse all grammar as the key boards here are different). I have to say Id rather be at a 5 star hotel any day. David and I got to Bologna around noon yesterday. The car rental place messed up and didn't have a navigation system waiting for us :(...but they upgraded us to a great Volkswagen Golf! So then we were gonna go drop off the bulk of our luggage in Reggio Emalia with a friend of a friend of his but we were unable to get in touch with her so we drove around aimlessly for a few hours and kept trying to make phone calls. We got lost and stopped at the shittyest looking pizza place to ask for help...we ordered a prosciutto pizza for their help...it was our first taste of Italy and it was the best pizza I've had in years! Its hard as hell to figure out these phones!! And I guess the day after chrismass is a holiday here so there was nowhere for us to get phone cards or cell phone chips. Skip ahead a few hours and we finally found our Hostel after a one hour drive from Bologna, 1 hr of getting lost in the maze of streets that is Florence and another hour trying to find parking. But we made it. Settled in to our digs and went to a near by restaurant. Worst service ever...Food was ok, not great. Got a bit tipsy on their house vino blanco and David and I caught up. Got back to the Hostel and made friends with the Mexican students staying with us in the hostel room. They asked us to come out to some club across the river...i was popped and wanted to call my family, friends and Jaimie so I took a rain check. David followed suit. I talked to everyone on Skype (had and am still having some serious problems with skype and my mic). Got to bed around 2am and slept till 1030. Good thing I woke up as they kick us out at 11 until 2pm! Today David and I got cell phones and all is good in the world. I slept through the free breakfast they serve here and David dragged me out of bed to go mingle the outdoor markets and we walked to the top of the Duomo a 15 min walk up the most winding staircase (i have pics that ill post later today if i can)The town is amazing...so much history and culture, so much good food. After the Dumo we had a fantastic lunch at Gusto Leo (Via del Proconsolo www.gustoleo.com) more great pizza... i think i need to stop with the pizza here, i know there is so much variety i need to be more open..Oh David had duck!!! said it tasted "gamey".. i didn't have the balls to try. I had pizza with prosciutto and pineapple....soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good and the bruchetta..TDF! We took in a bit more of the city and now im here. I could write so much more just about the last day but all of it could be summed up in a few pics...so ill just post those. Oh, and i just found the cutest little market with like spiced meat and wines and olive oils and oh..i took a pic of that too so youll see. I bought a 1/4 kl of prosutto, ill let you know how it is! Young....out


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