** Editor’s Note: This trip was taken in 2007, photographed with an 8 megapixel point and shoot camera, and written from the perspective of a 22 year old who had never blogged before. Enjoy :) **
After perusing the pages I wrote about my visit to Florence in ’07, it all came rushing back to me today! The only thing I regret was that we only had two days. Two weeks wouldn’t have been enough for this beautiful city.
We stayed at the Emerald Fields Hostel. Don’t stay there. The sheets were “wet-ish” (some might say damp) when we arrived, the rooms were freezing, and there was no way to . There is no shower- just a tub with a hand-held shower head. And when I say hand held– I mean it! There was no where to prop it up. Better learn to wash your hair with one hand while the other holds the shower… because that’s the way they do it at Emerald Fields.
One of my favorite things in Florence were the street markets. I did very little shopping during my trip- since everything I bought I had to carry on my back- but thanks to the fact that I alternated between only 2 pairs of pants and several shirts for 2 months, I was able to fit a few things into my pack. (We did do laundry when we could, thank you!)
Unfortunately, when breezing through a city in only 2 days, you don’t get to take in everything you would like to, so for a more comprehensive list of things to do check out: Visit Florence.
Of course, I am always happy to give what little advice I can, but I know I have several fellow travel bloggers reading, and though I have never met you- I love your comments! So any thoughts or advice you have is always welcomed as well!
In 2013, I quit my job and bought a one-way ticket to Thailand. After four months of backpacking I returned to the States and fell in love with a guy whose job sent us straight back to Asia. Nothing has gone according to plan... and it's been absolutely magical.