• Florence, As We Love It

    Florence, according to Italian, is a small city.   A cab driver told us, like 2km radius.  So one could from one point to the other. We did not walk that much, mainly due to the rain.  But we did walk from the train station to the main attraction.  We reached Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in like 20 minutes of walking.  There is not much of a problem to walk in Florence in February, as it was still sort of like winter. After the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore visit, which took about 3-4 hours, we decided to walk about in the area.  Two nice things to do…

  • High Speed Train in Rome, To Many Places, Including Outside of Italy.

    We made arrangement to attend the Pope Audience on Wednesday, so we decided to leave Rome on Tuesday to head out to Florence, or famously known as Fiorenze in Italian. The ride was 80 Euro per pax for return ticket.  We did not plan to stay in Florence, so we went on a day trip, which according to many Romans, more than enough.  We only have 2km of radius to cover.  They were right actually. Florence is small. But I want to talk about the high speed train ride. Retna and I went on bullet train ride when we were in Japan, and then again when I was in Nagoya,…