First Zuzana & I just want to let you know that we are sorry to have been out of touch with you guys for so long! Long story short it has been extreamly difficult for us to find reliable internet service while traveling in Italy – we have learned the hard way that hotels that advertise that they have “high speed” internet often have connections so slow that you can’t even send emails. This happened to us a bunch of times in a row which meant that we could not get into the site, answer emails or approve comments :( We have a working connection now so we are working to get caught up with everything – including plans to start with new workouts again Monday :) Big Cheers!!!
We are entering into the final leg of our Burpees Everywhere tour, but we still have a few stops planned to share with you guys before we head back. We are so happy to be back intouch with you guys – how did anyone survive before the internet anyway? :)
I hope that you guys will enjoy watching this video – it’s kinda special to us because it’s the most fun we have had yet on our trip :)
Don’t forget to check back in for new workouts starting Monday!
Freddy & Zuzana
Here is the Leonardo da Vinci monument in Milan. We stopped here on our way over to see the Last Supper.
We were both so excited by the time we arrived – I think that we both expected something a little bit more grand on the outside for the buildings that house one of the most famous paintings in the world. In a way it was kind of nice to see something so understated – it had none of the typical “tourist trap” characteristics, and there was just one guy selling souveniers outside.
Zuzana standing in the square after we learned that all of the tours for that day were completely sold out :( Zuzana tells a really cool story about the Last Supper in the video above – I had never heard it before and we are both wondering how much truth there is to it… have any of you guys heard this story before?
After not getting a seat at The Last Supper we decided to go and check out some of the shops in the galleria. You can’t quite call it a “shopping mall” but it does have a lot of higher end shops – and of course a McDonalds lol.
I’m Loving it…
We saw litterally 100′s of Vitton purses and bags while in Milan and 100′s of guys selling 100′s of fakes. My take on this is that the vast majority of the bags out there must be fakes – but then taking aside the serious issues of forgery, quality and copyright etc – if no one but you could tell it’s a fake would you still buy the real deal? The two bags in this picture are from the window of the Vuitton shop – would you drop a cool $2000 for this laptop bag or $50 for a knockoff?
Freddy shooting up a storm :)
The Church in the main square just outside of the Galleria. Does anyone know the name of this Church?
The drive time from Milan to Firenze was about 3 hours – but we stopped frequently for expresso’s :)
I don’t know if you guys have toll-roads where you live, but they are very common here in Italy. They are not common in Canada…we know, we made it across Canada last year, remember?
Depending on how far you drive it can really start to add up.
The road sign for Firenze Tuscany. So much of what we have come to expect from Italy has come from Hollywood movies – has anyone seen the movie Under the Tuscan Sun?
Driving through Tuscany…
There seems to be a house perched on every hill…
This was the view over our truck of the countryside where we stopped for the night. The hotel was nearly impossible to find, but it was so quiet and peaceful there that we felt really rested almost as soon as we stepped out of the car.
We were planning on sitting out and watching the sun go down, but we soon found out that the local mosquitos had an appetite for Czech’s and Canadians :)
The next day we drove to Liverno to catch the Ferry boat to Sardinia.
The interior of the island is very rocky with little clusters of towns near the coastal ports.
It was about a 50 minute drive along the winding roadways to our destination. As usual we didn’t have a hotel booked, and we were relying on our Nav system that we have nicknamed “Kate” to lead us to a city center. We chose our destination by doing a google image search and picking the most beautiful spot :)
This was the place that we Burpeed in the video.
The view from the pool deck of our hotel. The beach was less than a 3 minute walk away.
This is the view from the railing right behind the hotel pool above. There were about a dozen little cafes nestled along the beach front where you could have a drink or a nibble. It was so hot outside that we tended to avoid walking down the main walkway and opted instead for keeping under the shade as often as possible.
A liitle cafe / souviner shop.
This is one of the beaches that we visited in Sardinia. Check out those Yachts in the back ground!
People enjoying the sun and the sand.
One thing that I’m really not good at is laying on the beach, because I get bored in about 10 minutes and become increadibly cranky and annoying to those who like to relax. Just look at my face on this picture :) haha. Freddy is different in this way. He loves to lay underneath the umbrella and relax with a book for a few hours. Luckily for me, he is always willing to compromise. We stayed on this beach only about 2 hours (which to me felt like an eternity).
This beach just seemed like more fun to me for some reason :)
We rented a paddle boat with a slide which turned out to be the best time we had on this beautiful island. You can see on the video how much fun we had there – I love paddle boats :) Freddy got his good mood back as soon as we started to have fun on the boat :)
These boats were great because there was enough room for 2 or 3 people to sit or lay out in the sun. We paddled around and went swimming (see the video). It was a great way for us to compromise – I got to be a little bit more active and Freddy got to lay out in the sun and go swimming. I just wished that we could have stayed longer!