Travel is at once exhilarating and exhausting. Even though it was late when I got in my cousin Erin and I had to have a glass or two of Champagne to celebrate my late but happy arrival into Rome. Finally after being up for close to two days I made my way under the covers of my firm and simple bed some time around 1:30am.
Any alarm would have been too early today, but this morning's alarm was unforgiving going off at 5:45am to accommodate a 7:20am train to Florence. I'm still running purely on adrenaline, but I wouldn't have it any other way. We took A bullet train from the Termini train station in Rome to Florence in about an hour and a half. Once set free into the city we stumbled upon the hard to miss Cathedral Duomo. I've never seen anything like it in my life.
After Meandering around a bit we headed to the Uffizi museum to check out a few famous paintings that I never in my wildest imagination thought I'd get to see in person.
Lots of walking and standing in museums works up quite the appetite and I got to enjoy my first pizza in Italy. It was as good as I imagined.
After Lunch expresso is always a good idea...
After our leisurely lunch we did a little damage in the Florence Leather markets that are the best in the world and then hopped the bullet train back to Rome. Full and perfect day!
Have you ever been so excited about something the back of your eyes tingle when you think about it as if you're fighting back tears? That feeling that what you're doing might be forbidden?
I felt like I'd been punched in the gut robbing me of the air in my chest as it dawned on me...
I traveled to Portland from Seattle via the train for "The World Domination Summit" this week and I feel gratefulness from the tips of my toes to the top of my head for the opportunity to be here.
This trip isn't officially part of the year of the travel but it's the year of the travel and I'm traveling. I thought I'd include a few pictures of my Seattle adventures for you.
Here are a few last shots from last week's italy Trip. I hope they make you feel like I've brought you along for the adventure.
Sometimes I think part of the fun of travel is getting to see how much you miss home or not.
Most people just visit Capri for a day, I recommend spend at least a few days here.
The windows to my hotel room are open wide and I'm looking out into a plaza with flowers cascading off of back porches and birds chirping hello.
Any alarm would have been too early today, but this morning's alarm was unforgiving going off at 5:45am to accommodate a 7:20am train to Florence.
I stink, that’s not a value judgment it’s a fact, I'm ripe.