Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Travel. Sponsored by Galassi & co.

Being the most indecisive person I know, it's always nice when I meet people who are good at making decisions, which then simplifies the questions posed to me.
For example; Would you like a drink? Becomes 'Red or White?' What are you doing next week? Turns into 'Want to go to London?' Where should we meet? 'Ever been to Notting Hill?'
My couch host from Florence, Lorenzo, is one of those people and a few weeks ago I received a message from him offering to show me around Siena as he had a 'free day'. I should have know that a) he's Italian, so he was an hour late to pick me up and b) as a master of 'Creative Truths' a day trip to Siena turned into a night in Chiantishire (fantastic wine region) followed by a shot-gun tour of Pisa and another night in Florence, where I was treated to the most amazing seafood dinner.

So the following week when I received another message from Lorenzo asking if I wanted to go to London because he would be working there for a couple days, my decision was easy. But in true Lorenzo style, he was 3 hours late and a 2 day work trip turned into 3 nights of eating out, theatre and dancing into the wee hours of the morning with his friends (consequently missing flights back to Pisa and therefore being late to his own going away party) It was fantastic!


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