i treated myself to a pair of birkenstocks today and i am in love. had been cheaping out on shoes for a long time and after rome, pompei, florence, etc. i wanted to cry, my feet hurt so badly. besides, they are cheap here since i am so close to germany. boo-yah.
today was my day off. i found myself napping frequently, sweating a lot (it is soooo hot), and visiting three churches with my chorus pass. (i bought a pass for access to 12 churches without paying for individual tickets, yes you have to pay to go to church here, it's so wrong, give them a couple of tintorettos or titians and it goes to their head, j/k). it will be hard to go home and be without all these churches. it is just amazing here. and it's not just a touristy thing, i light candles and say prayers and it's a nice experience all around. of course there are churches at home but they don't have tintorettos or titians, darn it!!
wish i could write more, will as soon as things ease up. i hope you have all decided to check my blog less frequently but not to go away altogether.