So since our last entry we've been to see the leaning tower of Pisa... it sure does lean! Don't get us wrong, great to see it, but 3 hour train trip to see an example of why Italians shouldn't be trusted to build towers wasn't real thrilling. Basically that's all there is in Pisa, so we got the requisite hilarious photo and came back home. Grabbed our bags and jumped on a train to Milan!
The Duomo in Milan is awesome, really Gothic-looking with literally 3500 statues on just the outside of it. It's worth doing a google search and lookin' at some pics, it was really cool. Or just looking at our awesome photography may suffice. Had a bit of a look at the fashion shops, Adam feeling strangely out of place the whole time. Unfortunately, our budget doesn't quite include Milan's latest fashions. Just. We did a day trip out to Lake Como, which is really pretty, but expensive to get around. We ended up sitting on a little ledge over the water, watching ducks chatting each other up. Quite amusing. Ahhh, the excitement of backpacking.
After a couple of nights in Milan, we packed the bags once again and hoofed it to Venice! We stayed at a campground and met a few Aussies there - the first we've seen! So we had beer. A lot. Adam was....unwell. Adam didn't drink beer for a while. Liquor licensing in Italy rules - free shots anyone?
We headed into Venice itself the next day and literally spent the whole day wandering around lost. It was awesome. Went on a gondola ride, spent a fortune doing it, but it was worth it. Very romantic, and Adam racked up some good brownie points for future use. Venice was beautiful, really nice canals and very few gypsies, and great artist shops everywhere, Lacie you would die here.
After fending off the Aussies at the campground trying to drag us in for another beer, we headed off to Bologna the next day. Unfortunately, it was Easter weekend, and everything was shut for three days. Stupid italians. It was all we could do to eat, much less see anything. But we had a pretty decent buffet lunch one day, and the (very fancy) hotel we were staying at had a pool table and table tennis. At last count, it was 12-1 to Sam. Close games, though....not.
So, after a couple of pretty boring days in Bologna (but nice weather, thankfully) we've arrived in Naples just a few hours ago, and we're sitting in a great little hostel. Naples is psychotic. Crossing the road is literally a life-risking adventure sport. It's dirty, smelly and crime laden, but it's gonna be fun - and the pizza is the best so far. Oooohhhhh yeeeaaaahhhhhh.
3 nights here, and we're off to France! We'll update y'all from Paris!
Keep the emails and the comments coming, it makes us feel all loved and stuff. Especially cause Sam is getting sick of Adam. I mean, really. Imagine spending 3 weeks non-stop with him...you see what I mean. heh.
Anyway, love you all (peace out - Adam). Until next time!