Pizza, Gelato, and a whole lot of Pasta.
Italy, definitely one place I will be going back to, to live. Maybe not in Pisa but somewhere in that lovely land, it will happen. After visiting Pisa for only a few days I have decided that Italy will be my next destination choice for being an Au Pair. The streets are lined with markets everywhere, with fresh fruit and vegetables. Everything is in walking distance (I have heard this of other cities in Italy too). Tha language sounds like a constant flow of poetry, and the people are oh so friendly!
I can understand why people have always said, Italian men are the most..um.. "friendly" of the bunch. They have no problem whistling at you, or following you, or doing very romantic pelvic thrusts in the air in your direction. Charming really. There is no shame in their game either as some have no problem telling you, their "size" if you catch my drift. Yeah, cute eh? Regardless of that though they dont pose any real threat, if you tell them a firm no, and don't acknowledge them any further they leave you alone. It's all in fun and games.
Unfortunately other then the Leaning Tower and Baptisery, there isn't so much to see if you are only there for the historical monuments. The people I went with weren't so impressed with it as I was. They were looking forward to unstoppable excitement, unfortunately if you dont make fun for yourself (and this goes for any place) your not going to have any, and thats kind of what happened. I however had a blast. I loved the set up of Italy, it is so the type of place I would love to live in. The only downside is it has that sewer-ish smell, which for anyone who has ever been to San Francisco, knows what I am talking about.
As far as the parties go, I mean Pisa is more of a big quick stop city. They have pretty big gatherings in the Piazza Garibaldi, which is just on the other side of one of the bridges over the Fiume Arno. Other then that they have a Disco close to Via del Carmine Rd. Thats all we really heard about and saw. However it is the type of place that is just fun to get drunk and walk around for ages at night.
They also have a bus tour here, DO NOT TAKE IT!, I wasn't too keen on doing it from the beginning but got suckered into it, and regretted spending that 15 euros more then anything (esp. because I was a broke ass already). Seriously walk every where you get a way better feel of everything and there is no reason why you shouldn't.
The first 2 nights we stayed in Walking Street Hostel, if you are a young traveller looking to meet people, stay in a lovely place, and want to be in the middle of EVERYTHING stay here! It was great, they had really nice friendly staff, clean spacious rooms, and if you stay in the 8 bedroom dorm like we did, you get to sleep next to 300 year old glass windows. Sounds like a strange thing to praise but they were pretty cool. The 3rd night we stayed at a place called hostel station pisa, if you want a place that you can walk to the airport from, this is it. Thats about the only praise I would give this place however, the beds were damp when we got there. The guy who owns the place was a bit of a creep-show, and it was in the middle of a somewhat sketchy area. I can't say I felt to comfortable here.
Other then that my trip was awesome! I loved almost every minute of it! It's great having everything in walking distance! Oh and the food, well the food was amazing, that's all I can really say about it. The pizzas and Gelati were the best part! You can ofcourse find that stuff anywhere. IT was delicious!
Those are my two bits! Have a day full of wonder and laughing---- Mariah!