Sunday, July 7, 2019
It’s been over 10 years since the last time I celebrated Eid al-Fitr with my loved ones in Indonesia, but I couldn’t be more happier to be back in Spain, enjoying the warm weather, plates of tapas and sangria. Wondering what Granada has in store for me.
Meanwhile, last week I was in Florence, Italy. I had no intention at all to visit Italy this year, but somehow life always has better plans for us. It turned out my one week in Italy exploring Lake Como - Bellagio - Milan - Florence - Siena - Rome was beyond perfect. I even got to reunite with good friends of mine in Milan after haven’t seen them for 5 years. Italy, of course, is always a good idea. Honestly nothing makes me happier than starting a day with a cup of espresso and good brioche crema. Even though you don’t really have any plans that day, not sure where to go, what to visit ( I’m a kind of traveler who do things very last minute, spontaneously), but I feel like nothing can go wrong as long as I have my espresso and brioche.
Funny enough, this time four years ago I visited Europe for the first time. We were in Florence for less than a day, and because at that time we moved around from one place to another non-stop, I just had no energy to explore Florence. Well, I am glad life gave me a second chance to revisit the beautiful Firenze. When the sky’s blue, the weather’s amazing. I can walk around town with my summer dress and camera in my hand. Florence stole my heart again, left me completely in awe with its beauty. But again, it’s not so hard to fall in love with Italy. Wherever you go, even just exploring little streets, you’ll find beauty, details, colors, ah of course good food.
One afternoon after lunch at Tratoria Za Za, I decided to walk towards Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station. I love taking random trains to cities I’ve never heard before. You know when you arrive at the train station and you’d look at the departure board then you’d take the next train and hop off at random cities. Obviously I never heard of Siena before, but the name sounds beautiful so when my train stopped at Siena, I decided to hop off and spend my entire afternoon exploring one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany.
Siena, not only beautiful and romantic, this little town filled my heart with so much joy, colors, love and history.