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I like this… maybe it will help me wake up on time. haha
November 11, 2009 § Leave a comment
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November 9, 2009 § Leave a comment
I can’t believe how fast this time is going… I need to catch you all up to what I have been doing within the past month..
during fall break I visited Perugia and Assisi with Kate (my roommate). In Perugia, we visited the Chocolate festival! it was really fun and eat lots of chocolate…
within that same day, we went to Assisi and saw the St. Francesco Basilica. it was really beautiful. we weren’t allowed to take pictures, but I snuck some good ones.
during fall break we also got to see the film festival and visited Napels.. did some shopping and eat some GREAT pizza. the best I think I will ever have.
The next weekend was Halloween… I wasn’t really sure what I was doing for that weekend, and for some reason I didn’t want to stay in Rome… so I texted this guy that I met at the film festival to see what he was up to. long story short, he said he was going to Barcelona and that I should come along. I booked my ticket, by myself mind you. and planned on hanging with this guy and his friends, since that is what he implyed in the text. I flew to Barcelona and he never called. he ditched me that whole weekend even tho he knew that I was alone. so I’m assuming that his friends had an influence and he thought that he would never see me again because I did see him again. that Monday that I was flying back to Rome, he was on my bus and flight. when I got onto the Bus, he hid from me like an asshole would do. I’m really happy with the way that weekend panned out. I’m glad he didn’t call. The friday that I headed out of my apartment to go to the metro, the first thing that I did was pray to God that my trip would go smoothly and I would have someone to travel with most of the time that I was there. and he did just that. On my flight I met this girl Lynnet, and she invited me to hang with her… which I did for the first to days. she ended up being a great traveling buddy because we basically wanted to see the same sites and she was really fun to be around. We went out to eat, saw a flaminco dancer, a parade, churchs and a museum. The second night, I met an Austrailian girl, british guy and two guys from Boston that invited me to go out with them for Halloween. It was really fun! I tried new foods… mussels, clams, shrimp! I have never liked seafood until the past couple weeks.. it has opened up a new level of foods that I can eat. it’s great. That night, while we were out at some bars, we met some people from the philly area and they invited me to have dinner with them the next day. They were really awesome! that sunday was really relaxing. I saw the Picasso museum, and than took a walk to Parc Guell. it was my favorite spot in Barcelona. there was a band playing classic spanish music on the top oof the mountain. i loved it. that evening I went to dinner with the people that I had met the night before. They were so hospitable… we had Topas and wine. and I tried some more food that I have never had before… goat liver and now I like guacomole!!! it’s awesome. i had an amazing weekend in Barcelona.
This past weekend I traveled to Venice!!! the one place that I promised myself I would go to. And I got to ride a Gondola!!! it was so much fun…. Venice is beautiful… it was pretty rainy, but still amazing. I also saw the Venice Beannale. some really great artists….
this week will be very eventful. Today was my work day, but tonight all of my roommates are being treated to dinner by Bretts parents! sooo nice. I love parents. we are going to this yummy Pizza place… I can’t wait!
this upcoming weekend I am going on a class trip to Florence. it should be very informative. I can’t wait to see the David!
Ciao for now
November 9, 2009 § Leave a comment
So I’ve been really busy within the past couple weeks… On October 4th I went to the Marino Wine Festival… which was crazy. They say that Italians do not drink to get drunk… but that was not the case at this festival. The trains were packed on the way there and back. On the way back they had to stop the train because there was a drunken fight. One actually almost broke out right next to me…
that week I had the Jam session! I played Skinny Love by: Bon Iver… and I did a song with my friend Evan, I sang When I paint my masterpiece by bob Dylan and he played the guitar. it went really well! I was really happy with everyone’s performance ☺
I also went to the practice for the Italian Church Chorus that I am doing.. it’s actually a lot like my old Chorus in High school that I used to do, so I’m excited about it.
On Thursday my roommates and I went to the OPERA!!! we got all dressed up and went to Debussy’s ___. it was beautiful. the singers were amazing and actually put me to sleep… lol kind of embarrassing. but I actually didn’t mind it at all.. I couldn’t understand the plot because it was in French with Italian subtitles.
This past weekend was one of my favorites. Lacey, Kate and I went to the Cinque Terre. It means 5 earths. they are five towns that you hike between… the hike all together takes about 5 hours… but we stopped in some towns, explored, had lots of Gelato…. and dipped our feet in the Ocean ☺
the trail is along the Ocean, so the whole time we hiked, it was amazingly beautiful. and sooo rewarding. the trail got to be a little difficult at times (with all the inclines and carrying a backpack…) but it was a great workout and lots of fun.
on Friday we hiked to the forth town, had some dinner… I actually ordered seafood for myself! that is an accomplishment for me… and than we took the train to the campsite that we were going to sleep at. When we got there they said that there were no more campsites, and we had to go to the hostel. The hostel was full…. and the bed and breakfasts didn’t answer or were to expensive… so we camped on the beach! that night it was going to thunderstorm, so we found a place under the dock that had enough of a ledge to cover us. it was perfect. we saw the thunderstorm off in the distance… so I captured it on my camera! I was sooo excited. it looked like it was going off in the distance… but sure enough, at 2:30 in the morning we were awaked by a thunderstorm right on top of us. I was scared out of my mind but it was the coolest thing to be in a thunderstorm.
The next day, we hiked from the 5th town to the 4th… that hike was really fun and about an hour and half long. we were going to swim, but than we had gelato and lunch and we cooled off, so we decided not to… we went to catch our train around 7:30 and it was late… and we had to catch connecting trains… so we missed out first connecting train by 7 minutes, and the second by 40 minutes.. so we got stuck in Pisa for 5 hours… so we went to see an Italian film. haha
it was really fun, but we could hardly understand any of it… and little did we know, it was 2 ½ hours long.. pretty lengthy movie…
we caught our night train at 2:15 in the morning and arrived back home at 5:30. it was a long night…
oh my.. what a story. I think that is my best one yet.
September 27, 2009 § 5 Comments
Flavors I have tried.
-ricotta and pear
– fiore di latte (my fav.)
– Pistachio (another fav)
-Kinder white chocolate
– Mia Magnum
more to commmmeeee