Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tuscan hills: Fiesole

This is a totally late post, but I'd still like to share with you the scenic Tuscan hills of Fiesole. Though Fiesole is still within Florence, the surrounding felt more Tuscan and cozy, so it was definitely a break from walking around the busy touristic city center day after day. And with only half an hour bus ride and 4 euro worth of ticket (to and from the center), we didn't waste the chance of spending an entire Saturday afternoon in the hills.
Playing with light

Church of San Francesco

I remember when we were still looking for an apartment, one of my house mates suggested that we live in a villa in this area. Unfortunately, traveling everyday can be time consuming so we were not quite sold with the idea (although the residence in question is a three-storey, 6 bedroom villa with a large swimming pool overlooking the wineyards of the hills. not to mention, the rent was the same as what we're currently paying right now for our apartment)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

What to do on the Holidays-

Since this Christmas will be a very different one- not being with my family and practically spending it alone or with some friends on most days (insert awwww sound here), I decided to create a checklist on the things that I need to accomplish to lessen the loneliness. And since traveling outside Italy might be a little bit impossible since i'm running low on my measly student allowance LOL So here are some things that I need to do during my month-long school break.

1. Spend a few days away from Florence
2. Accept more online job assignments!!!!
3. Get to eat Filipino dishes on a Filipino Christmas party
4. Learn basic Italian (since I've been missing my Italian classes like crazy)
5. Start creating my portfolio which might be useful after May
6. Catch-up on my series
7. Tour some friends around Florence
8. Take cool pictures which are blog and tumblr worthy
9. Start thinking about my thesis LOL
10. Have a great New Year's Eve celebration

-just trying to psyche myself that this won't be a lonely Holiday season for me.