In any case, when you want a Guinness in Florence, there's one place to go above all others in a city with a surprising number of similar establishments.
The Friends' Pub is on Borgo San Jacopo, a mere 160 meters -- that's about 525 feet -- from our apartment.
An Irish pub in the heart of Florence, owned by a couple of Korean guys who speak fluent Italian. Only in
America, er, Florence.
|And we're off...|
With Heather off teaching, I caught up on some reading and, in quick succession, was serenaded by Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and John Lee Hooker. When Cab Calloway was next, I realized I was listening to the Blues Brothers soundtrack. In a town where a Kardashian just got married -- in preparation for her divorce -- one whose entire family is famous for, as far as I can tell, being famous, it was nice to bask in the fabulous, non-horribly embarrassing kind of American culture. Now, where can I listen to some Trane ... ?