“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Day 92 – 4th August, Tuesday – Firenze

We decided to visit the Galleria Michelangelo to view an exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci’s machines, mocked up from his codices drawings. Very impressive and kept us from the heat outside.
We spent most of the day perusing the markets, the sights and the bars of central Florence. Still a beautiful place although many more tourists than I remember from my last visit over a decade ago, and sadly no chance of getting into the Uffizi… the queue of people who already had tickets stretched around the building and looked about five wide.
After an entire days walking, we took advantage of the buffet-style dinner offer at the hotel which was surprisingly nice.

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