spent my first day going solo waiting for my friend to join me. although i had no idea where i was going that day, it didn’t bother me. as most people would say, European countries are pretty pedestrian friendly and everything is within waling distance. i eventually found my way around town and all the touristic attractions were very close together.
my way of exploring might not be the most efficient ones, but i found my self walking in small circles and expanding as i start recognizing places – haha! for the first day i pretty much stayed on the northern side of the river until i got more familiar with it. aimless wondering in a new city is the best way to go !
there were three things that stood out to me on my first day :
- If you’re looking for a breakfast place- there is none ! Italians have pastries, ham and cheese for their breakfast. If you’re looking for a eggs and toast, you’ll have to look for places that serve “American” breakfast.
- Guys there are not shy to say hello ! – on my first day i met three guys that came over to say hello randomly – something that’s rare in Vancouver.
- Florence is SUPER hot. I had to remember to stay hydrated and my excuse to eat gelato whenever i get a chance