27.06.2011 - 02.08.2011 32 °C
We were glad to see that our hostel on Pisa had a kitchen, as we're begginning to dislike McDonalds. It's a bit weird though because it didn't have an oven - just a hob. It doesn't make much sense as the hostel is huuuuuge! Anyhoo, we headed off to the shops and bought pasta, a cheese sauce and some hotdogs to cook. Unfortunately for us we decided to cook just after everyone else so there were no plates left. Leaving us with a couple of dilemmas. We had to cook our hot dogs in a plastic cup and had to eat it out of a giant pot that was far too large for what we had.
Today we headed off to the Leaning Tower of Pisa - first impressions, it's not that big. It was interesting to stare at though. If you look right at the top and stared at it, it gave off the illusion that it was falling. It would have cost us €30 for a tour and to climb it so we decided to soak up some sun on the grass surrounding it instead. Coming to a smaller place like Pisa was a bit of a shock compared to the major city's we've been going to, as there are only a couple of attractions. After a wander around the centre of Pisa we caught a bus to the beach. If you could call it a beach that is - really it was just a pile of rocks with 8 to 10 foot waves crashing into them. We had a walk for about a mile down the coast, bought a couple of drinks and relaxed watching the waves come in. Once back in the centre of Pisa we hunted down a pizzeria to make up for the pasta in a pot. It was certainly interesting as it contained humping tortoises, killers wasps and really lovely pizza - not a normal mix.
Going to Venice tomorrow and will hopefully be able to catch the last day of free gondola rides with our interrail tickets!