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Dublin & Heading Home

ITALY | Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | Views [445] | Comments [1]

What a bittersweet farewell…   On Wednesday when we arrived in Dublin, we took our map and made our way to our hostel. It wasn’t too hard to find, even though our map was not very helpful. Once we checked in, we tossed our bags ... Read more >

Tags: dublin, flights, home, irish cuisine, new friends, pints, pubs, snow, walking tour

Back on the Bus!

IRELAND | Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | Views [397]

Well, back on the bus we are.   Yesterday when we arrived in Cork, we walked to our hostel, which was just down the road. It was super quick! Yay!   We checked in with the sweetest lady, she was so helpful! Then we got settled in ... Read more >

Tags: buses, cork, fish & chips, hostels, movies

London Calling!

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | Views [446] | Comments [1]

Well hi strangers! The last few days have been crazy! But fantastic!   On Saturday we landed in London, made our way through customs and baggage claim, and headed to the underground. We took the Piccadilly line to King's Cross, which was ... Read more >

Tags: big ben, cork, early mornings, flights, london, tours, yha

Ciao Bella!

ITALY | Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | Views [338]

Well folks, we are at the airport. It is time to leave Rome! NOOO!!!!   Yesterday we got up, went to Alex’s for our last breakfast, and then it was time to take our test! It was 2 essay questions (with 5 parts each) and 5 short answer ... Read more >

Tags: birthday celebrations, leaving rome, london, sad goodbyes

The Final Days!

ITALY | Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | Views [399] | Comments [1]

Wow! How fast the week has flown by!   On Tuesday we had class at 10:00, a little later than usual. We went at the regular time and got some muffins and coffee. Then we turned in our papers (finally!) and had our final day of lecture.  ... Read more >

Tags: exams, packing, pasta, piazza popolo, villa borghese

The last Monday in Rome!

ITALY | Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | Views [308] | Comments [2]

The last Monday in Rome! How crazy is that!   We got up this morning, headed to school, and met our friends at our café. It was so good to see Olivia! We had to fill each other in on our weekend adventures. She really enjoyed Venice, ... Read more >

Tags: cobblestone, coliseum, papers, roman forum, sweatshirts

A Weekend in Florence!

ITALY | Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | Views [394] | Comments [1]

  Well, what a fun filled, exhausting, and beautiful weekend!   On Friday, upon arrival, we walked to our hotel. It was quite the walk with my duffel bag. The curse of this trip. Once we got to our hotel, we unpacked and rested for ... Read more >

Tags: david, duomo, florence, rain, tired, trains

Florence bound!

ITALY | Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | Views [424] | Comments [1]

Hello from another train! This time we are on our way to Florence!   Yesterday was a crazy day! We woke up, got breakfast, and had to say goodbye to Prins. It was time for him to return to Sri Lanka and his cousin has returned to Rome to take ... Read more >

Tags: florence, friends, jewish ghetto, trains

Unforgettable Moments!

ITALY | Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | Views [461] | Comments [1]

Well, what a day! I am so tired!   We had to go to class early today, in order for our class to take the bus to the “Oriental Art” Museum. The old man who led our tour last week, Tom, led our tour again today. It was a very strange ... Read more >

Tags: crepes, friends, hilarity, memories, tours, walking

Oh, how the sights still amaze me!

ITALY | Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | Views [429] | Comments [1]

So last night we worked on our papers until the point of banging our heads on the desk. We were starving as well! Our host siblings were out for part of the evening so we didn’t eat until 9:45! It was good we had stopped at the grocery store for ... Read more >

Tags: leftovers, notes, papers, time flies, tours

Happy Monday!

ITALY | Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | Views [364] | Comments [1]

Well, another week has begun here in Rome.   On Sunday we slept in, it was glorious! After taking our time getting ready, we headed to the bus stop. And waited, and waited, and waited some more. The #62 just did not want to come. So we took ... Read more >

Tags: family meals, pope francis, research paper, vatican city

Assisi & Perugia

ITALY | Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | Views [441] | Comments [1]

Today was long day! Ooofda! We woke up very early to get ready for our day. We grabbed some breakfast and headed for the bus stop. We missed the #62 by like 5 seconds, the #60 didn't come, and so we just took the next #62. At least we had left ... Read more >

Tags: assisi, buses, chocolate, perugia


ITALY | Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | Views [401] | Comments [1]

Well, Happy Friday!   Last night we ate dinner with our family. It started off with a very simple broccoli pasta. Then we had a delicious piece of chicken, with cranberry jam on it, a salad, and finished with fruit and cookies. It is really ... Read more >

Tags: class, homework, pizza, tgif

Walking for miles!

ITALY | Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | Views [409] | Comments [1]

Well, after not sleeping well last night, you could say that I was less than enthused to have to walk around ALLLL day long. Especially since we had to be to school earlier than normal. But, we did it!   After making it to school in the nick ... Read more >

Tags: laundry, pharmacies, tours, walking

Too Much Pizza & Gelato!

ITALY | Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | Views [504] | Comments [1]

  Ooofda. I am so pooped!   Last night, we met our class for our cooking class and it was AMAZING! We had to walk about 30 minutes to class, but walking with the whole group makes it go faster. When we arrived, we washed up, and ... Read more >

Tags: art history tour, food, friends, rain, tired, wine tasting

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