Yeah I keep on trying and I keep on going to meet my target :) I'm beginning to realise though, how hard, really, it's going to get to reach the magic 12 in 12 months... but let's focus on Pisa for now ;)
I sang my praise to Italy here before. I really think that deep down I'm either Italian or Spanish (or just a real foodie). As always, Italy more than fulfilled my expectations. Fantastic weather, stylish people, lots of amazing shops, beautiful buildings and tiny streets... every single time I fall for it all over again. I was amazed to see that even in town as small as Pisa (at least it felt small, I can't give you any real data but the fact that you could walk to most places makes it small right?) you could find an Armani boutique and a street full of other designer shops. I also couldn't quite stop staring at the shoes - a really simple Chanel look-a-likes, and their leather bags - with price tags so low that it was hard to take them seriously.
I've got unusually large amount of pictures for such a short break which I put down to the fact that my boy's shoulder was sore and he couldn't carry the camera. Since I had to carry it anyway, I kept to taking pictures rather than just have it sitting on my shoulder. Ok so I know that's a bit too many but I already shrank it so much...
I wanted to do the 'ups' and 'downs' of Pisa but it just wouldn't be fair, I liked it too much. The mix of beautiful people, sites, my purchases and all other things I loved should hopefully give you the feeling of why I liked it as much (and if you' re in Dublin, it will make you feel even worse about the weather outside..).