Just A Regular Monday

Hey all! I haven’t updated in a while, so I figured it was about time. Dad told me that at some point I should do a blog about what a “normal” day for me is, because one day I’ll look back and won’t be able to believe I was here. So, I’ll touch on a couple of highlights from things I haven’t missed, and then talk about my not-so-average day in Florence!

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I’m on a bus!

[Note: I wrote this Thursday night, and didn’t have a chance to post it until just now. And yes, I was on a bus at the time.]

So, yesterday was pretty awesome. Dan and Josh were in Florence for a few hours, so I met them at the train station and spent most of the day with them. Josh had been to Florence before, and Dan’s not really into museums and such, so we spent most of the day outside and actually did a bunch of things I hadn’t even done yet. Continue reading

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SPQR – Senatus Populusque Romanus

Okay, so I realized today I never wrote a blog about Rome, which is weird because it was probably the best weekend yet this summer. I saw so much – the place where Caesar died, the forum, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Dan and Josh, the Vatican Museum, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and the Pope! I even got a video of the Pope recessing from church. It was pretty awesome. Check Facebook for pictures! And I’ll warn you now – if you already know a lot about Rome, this post is probably going to bore you to death, because I’m just going to be relaying all the cool historical facts I learned. I apologize in advance to those of you who already know all I’m going to tell you – feel free to skim.

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Assisi

Yesterday, I finally got the chance to go to Assisi! I had meant to go before when we had a day off from class, but the night before I went to see the Beatles cover band… long story short, I slept in instead. So finally, yesterday, a couple of friends and I took a three-or-so-hour train trip over there and had a great time!

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Believe me, I am still alive!

I just haven’t updated in a week. Only a couple exciting things happened over the week, and then I didn’t have my computer all weekend, and then the internet wasn’t working, and… the point is, I’m updating now! With exciting news of the Beatles, the Bargello, and… Bvenice… I mean… Boats! Beatles, Bargello, and boats in Bvenice.

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2 museums, 5 towns, 6 days

Well, technically I didn’t visit five towns… but there’s a little area known as Cinque Terre… I’m not sure exactly how it translates but it’s something like Five Lands. It’s basically five (or so) little towns by the sea, but I only visited three of them. More on that later… Continue reading

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I Gotta Feeling

…That today’s gonna be a good day! Which it already is. Except this morning, which was crappy, because I had to wake up at 7:30 to hike across town and show a guy my passport and come home, just so the Italian government knows I’m here. (This wasn’t an individual thing – we had a meeting at 8:15 to go to a police station to complete our Declaration of Presence meeting. It was just not a fun time.) Then I had some coffee, and went to Dante, which is shaping up to be a great class. I’ve already kind of established myself as a teacher’s pet there, but whatever. The class itself kept me focused, which was good, because the caffeine didn’t kick in until right after class. And now I’m having a wonderful day and bouncing off the walls! I had a good talk and walk with Stephanie, which is good, because I was able to confide some things in her that I didn’t think I could tell anyone here. And now I think she’s my Florence BFF! I really hope we keep in touch back at school. And now I’m chilling at my homestay and listening to music. And I have a travel plan! Continue reading

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