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14 Jul 2010

To Pisa

My host, Antonio are working in weekday, I went out with him, and visited his office.

Just let me used Internet a few hours, I decided to go Pisa.

I rode a bus to Firenze S.M.N station.

And I bought the train ticket to Pisa by vending machine though, it was my fault...
The ticket was 5.8Euro, but I paid 20Euro, but I couldn't get a change from the machine...!!! (>_<)

I was panicked and I tried to find a stuff of station though, there was no person like that...just I saw my hand, I fond 2 tickets.

Why? What's this??

I checked it, one of the ticket, it was showed a price of change.
Maybe I can get the change somewhere.

I headed to tourist information, they are always no smile, they said to me just one direction.
I run to there, I fond a looooooong line.
I guess, around 60 people...
I never imagined it...

It was a ticket counter though, I thought Italian railway office is worse than India...
(In India, also a lot of people were in line, everywhere.)

I can't get the change soon, so just I looked for automatic machine that I can get a change though, there was no like that.
What a poor Italian railway system....!!!!

I asked about changing at Tavacci but they didn't accept, then I fond another ticket counter not so much line, and I was in line 10 min. though, they declined my offer and just said "Go to main ticket office counter."....So sad...
I think, there are a lot of NOT friendly people who are working in like this kind of job, espesially women...
I really was depressed a lot of time in Italy...

There was no way, so just I was in end of the super long line.
If I didn't buy the ticket by vendingmachine, I could ride on a train already....(I wanna cry...)

The line was move to move slowly, in 30 min. I could get the change.
I wonder what the role of the vending machine?
What's this system in Italy? That is super UNconvenient...

Then I run strait to a train that I thought I can ride on!!

Yeah, I can ride on...!!!

I junped to ride on a train, just the door closed quickly in front of my face.

OPEN!! Please open the door for me~~~!!!!!!

The train run away to Pisa...(Cry)

If I bought the ticket at Tabacci...

I waited 20 min, then I rode the next train.

Yes, just I need is sitting on the seat.

...a ticket checker came to check the ticket, I showed it.


(When we ride on a train, we have to print the date on a ticket before riding in Italy.)

Iguessed I have to pay 60 Euro for fine from guidebook...(>_<)

"I'm sorry, I didn't know that..."

Ticket checker woman, with no smile on her face, said "Ok, you pay 5 Euro".

It was better than I expected though, so I paid extra 5 Euro for fine...(Cry)

This is the fine receipt and the ticket for Pisa...

It's a 5.8 Euro from Firenze to Pisa, and extra 5 Euro for fine,,, it was damage for me...(CryCryCry...)

But it seemd some tourist from other country like me, they also didn't know about validation, they paid the fine too...

I arrieved at Pisa in 1 hour with depressing.
I got a map of Pisa at tourist information, then I walked to main piazza 20min. under strong sun.

Torre pendente
It didn't lean so much than I expected.

Duomo in Pisa

I took this picture for comparing about leaning.

Italian ice cream 2Euro, I bought it a bit far place from main tourist sight though, the sales woman, middle age, her face had no smile, not friendly, so I was depressed from her atitude again.

I wonder why there are a lot of people who are not friendly in Italy...?(especially woman who are working in a public place.)
I'm always smiling.

Terme romane - Bagni di Nerone
This is a bath in Roman era.

Palazzo dei Cavalieri

I walked through on the bridge.
There was no shade, very hot...my head with black hair was like a burning...

Chiesa de S. Maria della Spina

Murale Keith Haring

That's all I did in Pisa for sightseeing.

I bought the return ticket at Tabacci at this time, I got validation at this time.

I returned to Firenze, in bargain season now in Italy, I bought something at a shop, then I headed to bus station.

Can you guess?
I could see the bus but it was very narrow road, the other tourist bus couldn't move to right way, so we had to wait to ride, moreover the bus didn't move soon, just stopped at bus stop in 20 min., we were standing up inside bus, in hot temperature...

Today is not my day...(I wanna cry.)

I arrived at the design production office where Antonio is working, I called and send a SMS him to open a door for me though, he was very busy for meeting, so just I hunged around his office with no idea.

Well, I'm a lucky person almost days, so sometimes I get unfortunate day for make a balance,,, hahahahaha~.(smile!)

Then I could go inside to his office, I said Ciao to his colleagues, I was sitting down on a desk like a normal staff for using Internet by my laptop.

Actually, Antonio are very busy at this term for tomorrow's important project.
At the same time he accepted me as couch surfer and took care of me very much after working everyday, I really appreciate him!!!!!!

Antonio took me to trattria near his office for dinner*

Super yummy, yummy, yummmmmmmmmmmmmy~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!
I love cheese and hum very much!!!!!!!!!!!

Pizza margherita

A little bit big though, for each us.
Dinner was 33 Euro for 2 person.

This is!! This is it what I wanted to eat~~~~~!!!!!!!
Very simple pizza but incredible tomato sauce and cheese~~~********
Antonio said this pizza is best in a Italy, I agree with it strongly!!

I'm very happy~*
That's the best moment when I am eating delicious dishes*

After dinner we went back to his office, and he worked very much until 11:30, I was just writing a blog near his desk though, we headed to his friend's birthday party for 1 hour.
It looked like a TV drama, Bevely hills 90210, with a big pool.

And we went back to home.

Today was a last day I stay in his home, so I did Thai massage for 1 hour, we slept at 4am.

Ah, we didn't have much time to stay with though, I really enjoyed a conversation, dinner with him...! :D:D:D

Grazie mile, Antonio!!!
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