17 hours and two connections after taking off in Phoenix, SM and I arrived in Bari, Italy. Our hotel happened to be right across the street from the ocean and when we got out of the taxi we were greeted by the warmth of the sunny sky and the smell of the sea. It made me feel so happy.
We spent our first day wandering the city, half in a dream state, waiting for all of the restaurants to open. After a late dinner, we walked back to our hotel and fell into a deep, much-needed sleep.
The next day, after soundcheck, we walked around and took pictures as the sun was setting. The venue was right on the water, separated only by a rocky, crab-filled beach. It was so calming but also a little scary lol.