As part of our trip to Pisa, we to a day trip to Florence. Florence was once the capital of Italy (before Rome), and is a beautiful historic town with plenty of interesting things to see. The train ride from from Pisa was slightly more than an hour, and most of the time was spend just walking around from sight to sight. Once the feet was tired, we took a hop-on, hop-off bus, which brought us to the Piazza Micheangelo – where you’ll find probably the most beautiful sight of the town.
Budget airlines is a wonderful way to have short holidays or extended weekends somewhere interesting. The carrier Norwegian has flights from Copenhagen to Pisa and we went to explore Pisa a few days saying at the Grand Hotel Bonanno.
- Getting to town…
- If you fly into Pisa Airport taking the train to Pisa Centrale is cheap and easy. It takes less than 15 minutes.
- The Pisa Centrale train station is in the middle of town, and walking distance to most hotels.
- Exploring the city
- Walking around in town is easy and the distances are fairly short between interesting sights.
- Many hotels offers bikes, and while the pavement is bumpy it shouldn’t be a problem.
- Skip driving in town – the streest are narrow, there are many one-way streets and finding your way can be a challenge.
What to see
- The leaning tower is the most famous sight in Pisa, but far from the only interesting sight.
- The historic center of the city contains many churches and other sights.
- The city is filled with small (local) restaurants hidden away in the many narrow streets.
- There’s a big University in town – and a large hospital.
- The Arno river runs across the town.
- There’s a large train station with connections to Roma, Florence and other major Italian cities.
After a week of traveling in Jordan, we crossed the border to Eilat, Israel. The main purpose was to relax, but we did a bit of exploring a got to visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem during the stay.
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Flying in from Brunei, the final stop on the GAP trip was Kuala Lumpur. No time to explore the city, but that didn’t really matter, as we had booked an extra week in KLCC – Kuala Lumpur City Centre – and had time to explore the city on our own.
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Arriving from Sepilok & Sandakan we had time to explore Kota Kinabalu. The most interesting was the night market by the sea. Leaving Kota Kinabalu we flew to Brunei and had time to explore the capital – Bandar Seri Begawan.
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