I spent this weekend in the beautiful region of Tuscany. Most of Saturday I was exploring Pisa with a friend- first hitting up The Field of Miracles and The Leaning Tower of Pisa, of course. Then we visited the University of Pisa's Botanical Garden, which was really interesting because of the diversity of the plants that are all growing in the same place. We walked around the city, got coffee, and enjoyed a beautiful sunset over the Arno River as we made our way back to the train station in the evening. We parted ways, and I caught a train to Lucca, where I stayed the night in a cool hostel that is an old monastery. I shared a small dorm room with three women - two Italians and one Spanish, and we had great multi-lingual conversation. Sunday morning I got up early to explore Lucca. Afterwards, I decided last-minute that I would have time to visit another nearby city in the afternoon, and so chose Prato (by comparing a map and the train schedule). Prato isn't necessarily a big tourist spot, but it was a nice city, and I met some locals in a bookstore and in a gelato shop, so I got lots of Italian practice. Click the following links to see more from Pisa, Lucca, and Prato.
I love Jesus and what He has to teach me while I wander around the planet. My other favorite things include: foreign languages, yoga, hiking,
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