so it finally happened, that trip out of the country i've been wanting to take forever! and in honor of catching up with the blog, i'm going to post some (mostly toursity) pics. I took a single camera, a Fuji x100s and i gotta say, it took some getting used to, so don't judge me too harshly. so we flew into Milan and explored:

we went from there by train (yay trains!)  Livorno, outside Tuscany.

no but seriously. the apartment we had in Livorno was amazing, best place, best view, so relaxing. we cooked a lot, i made my first Italian coffee with great success, and we hung out with the apartment owner's turtles, Strombolina and Vesuvia:

we went from there to Turin a few days later by train again (no, i seriously love trains), where I made a friend.

last aperitivo in Italy in Turin. I loved it, best part of the culture there, I'd say!!! we made our own before leaving for France.

more good things coming from the second half of the trip to France, including the Verdon Gorge and a little Paris love.