A weekend away

Last weekend, we decided to get out for a change of scenery and explore Florence and Siena. After figuring out how to navigate the trains (which was a lot simpler than we expected), we checked into our Florence hostel which had a beautiful view of the city from its rooftop. After a little bit of an unexpected power outage in our room (we blew the fuse somehow, whoops!), we decided to hang out in the dark and enjoy the calm before finally heading out to explore Florence night life. On our way out for the night, we stopped to admire Michaelangelo’s work on the Duomo.

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It was breathtaking. The detail, the colors, the size – it was all just amazing. The more art, architecture, and intricate buildings I see in Europe, the more baffled I am at the patience of these artists… because I know darn well I don’t have it.

After a night on the town, we walked (in our heels) to the McDonalds we saw by the train station. After about a 20 minute walk, we arrived at the golden arches. Now that’s dedication. Apparently we’re missing America just a little.

The next day we set out to explore the city in the pouring rain. It felt just like home. We hiked up some stairs to find the most beautiful view overlooking Florence in the Michaelangelo Piazza and made sure to stop by the Statue of David on our way home.

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The next day, we were off to the relaxing little town of Siena where we shopped, went to the main plaza, saw Siena’s duomo, and sat down for a nice long Italian dinner.

The main plaza of Siena

The main plaza of Siena

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It was such a great weekend getaway with friends, but we found ourselves missing the Treehouse a little bit and were ready to go “home” by the end.

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