Welcome to our family blog. We hope that you will enjoy sharing our adventures with us! Each of us is having unique experiences and we hope you enjoy following these experiences with us. We began in New Zealand, took some time off while living back in the states, moved to Colombia for 2 years, then to Moscow for 2 years, and now are living in Taiwan. We hope you learn some things about other cultures as well.
The only reason to travel to Pisa is to see the leaning tower. There is nothing appealing to the town. No reason to wander, no museums to explore, not even any charming neighborhoods to enjoy.
I think this was the main thing Elena wanted to go to Italy to see. She talked about it and anticipated seeing the tower.
The architecture of the tower is unique. I didn't see anything else like it during our travels. The fact that it is leaning only makes for a great excuse to act silly. We took plenty of time to create funny photos, laugh and just have fun.
I climbed to the top of the tower with Damon and Elena. Round and round and round. At the top I clung to the fence afraid I would slip to my death. I think it may have been the leaning feeling, but I was sure we were all going to fall off.
Sometimes it's good to get off the well beaten path and relax in the country a bit. Lucca was that town for our family. Located between Florence and Pisa, Lucca was the perfect stop-off. A wall designed by Leonardo De Vinci surrounds the old city. Streets and alleys twist and turn leading to small plazas. Restaurants serving pizza or pasta are tucked into little niches along the way. We relaxed and wandered around. We even rented tandem bikes and rode on top of the wall.