Posted by: annmucc | June 2, 2009

Pisa: I’ve got Guest Bloggers ;)

Between the 22nd and the 26th of May, Marilyn and Cecilia visited me in Pisa. I asked them for a guest blog…Marilyn has delivered on the first day…nothing from Cecilia yet 😛

Here’s Marilyn first blog…I didn’t have much time to blog so this is the way I can still get to you what happened! Hope you enjoy her writing (I definitely did :))


I had been waiting for this trip for quite some time. I’ve always loved Italy, its culture, its history (ok I know very little of it but anyway), its food, its language and it being Italy in general. At the age of 13 I had already mastered the Italian language, just like a large percentage of my compatriots. As a kid, I used to watch Italian television all the time (I still do in fact) and so I managed to learn the language. Therefore I had been looking forward to visit some part of this vast peninsula once an opportunity arises. So last Friday saw me and Cecilia off to Pisa, where Ann is staying. Toscana, arriviamo! J

Ann is fortunately living very close to the airport so by 10pm, we had already cooked, eaten and settled down. Saturday morning we caught an early train to Firenze. The city is simply gorgeous, I mean, words can’t describe the beautiful architecture, the numerous museums, the enormous Duomo. Just being there, walking around in the middle of such a wonderful city was already enough.  Not to mention the wonderful ice cream. We visited Palazzo Vecchio, Museo degli Uffizi, Museo di San Marco and the huge Doumo. I could start describing each and every place we visited but I’m sure Wikipedia will do a much better job if you want to know more about the places. There was also a Sbandieratori contest, right in front of Palazzo Vecchio which I enjoyed a lot as well. Over all, it was a very enjoyable morning, but heck if it was tiring!

And the day was not over yet! In the evening Ann was invited to this house party at a friend’s house, so Cec and I went along. There we met most of Ann’s university colleagues, research assistants, PhD students and what not: overall, a bunch of very nice people. And for those out there who keep insisting that Italians are a proud-look-at-me-I’m-gorgeous crowd, you might want to think it over.  It had been a while since I actually had a good time with people I barely knew (oh flippin’ isle if Malta, you’re so bloody small and claustrophobic!). That’s basically Day 1 for you… More to come J



  1. Aw Ann Post the video we did 😀

  2. @ Cec: will do! AAAA! So much to do!

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