After a great night in Florence speaking at the Girl Geek Dinners I had no idea what I would do the next day.
So when Jaime told me he was going to Pisa I didn’t wait for an invitation, I just told him I was going with him.
Five years ago I was in Italy and didn’t consider going to Pisa. It is such an over hyped tourist destination, I thought I was better than that.
After all who needs to see an engineering disaster?
It turns out I do. And it was a lot of fun.
Jaime and I met up with Guilia from Travel Reportage who is Italian but in Egypt during the revolution and has a great site about what it was like to be there.
We had a lot of fun just taking silly photos like everyone else. Not surprisingly Jaime decided to take scandalous photos while Guilia and I opted for the more traditional pose.
But the city of Pisa is actually quite pretty. While many just stop in for the afternoon, I stayed a couple days and it really is a nice city to wander with a camera.
And it turns out I’m not the only one who thinks that, Keith Haring was here in 1989 and painted this mural on the back of a church.
I’m really starting to think I have this travel thing all wrong. Tourist traps can be a lot of fun.