This morning, we went to get our clothes from the laundromat. But for some bizarre reason, a few pieces were missing?! Jess couldn't find her towel adn singlet and I couldn't find my shorts. I mean if someone is going to steal, why not the whole lot?
We went on our walking tour which started in Santa Croce (very beautiful) then walked to Piazza della Signora where the perfect replica of Michelangelos David stands and also few other sculptures. We then walked past Uffizi Gallery where outside there are sculptures of famous artists etc. Ponte Vecchio was the next stop and its such a cool bridge lined with shops that runs across the Arno River.
After that we went to a leather factory where they did a little leather making demonstation. You know you can't tell by smelling and burning leather if it is real or not You'll have to feel the inside and see if there is much friction in the untreated side or not. They showed us a florentine jewellery box made iwth only leather, no glue, metal, hinges etc. After that we got to buy some jewellery and leather goods from the shop.
Me Cheryll and Jess had lunch next and a nearby restaurant called Oibo (good food) before heading to Santa Croce to see tombs of Dante Alighieri (Poet and considered the father/founder of Italian language), Niccolo Machieveli (Renaissance Philosopher), Micheangelo Buonarroti (we all know who he is), Galileo Galilei (Astronomer) among heaps others.
After that, I attempted to see Michangelos David at the Acadamia. Along the way bumping into Alex, Jules, Luke and Nicky. THe line ended up being too long so I went to join the girls at Piazza San Lorenzo. Huge market and only ended up buying friendship bracelets haha.
We then went hom to get ready for dinner at The Sizzler (how italian, turned out to be an american restaurant). Ended up catching a cab as Jess's feet were tired. Dinner wasnt too bad but some of our chicken had blood clots and the beef goulash wasn't really soupy at all. After that we went to the bar area where Katie and Sara sang karaoke and Luke, Sara, Dean and Keri competed in the boat race (drinking game) with Contiki and Busabout. We lost BAD!
After that we danced a bit and there were really dodge guys surrounding us group of girls. Left around 12:30 with the girls and everyone else went elsewhere with Dario. Ended up coming back to hotel and sitting at the bar that really didn't have any alcohol and talking to the bartender Nick and his friend Basmir who were from Albania but studying in Florence (To be honest I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between Albanians and Italians, no offence to anyone).