Bellissimo: Beautiful Ciao! As my last month abroad approaches, I decided to take one last big trip to another country: HUNGARY! My friends and I hopped on a plane and made our way to the beautiful city of Budapest. I really did not have any expectations for this trip, because it was made kind of … More Buda-ful Budapest!
Parco: Park Ciao! It’s finally springtime in Rome! This means the weather is warmer, the sun is out and there are more outdoor places to venture to in the city. One of my favorite new finds is Villa Borghese! This park is super similar to Central Park in New York City, except a little smaller. … More Villa Borghese
Mercato: Market Ciao! There are so many exciting things to discover while exploring Europe. One of my favorite things to find in any city is the local market! I love the chaotic atmosphere, bustling environment and fresh ambience! You can always depend on a market to sell delicious, local and CHEAP food (which is very … More I Love Markets
Londra: London Ciao! I only had three days left of my spring break, and I managed to check the main spots in London (in my opinion) off my list!: Chinatown Platform 9 3/4 from Harry Potter Traditional fish and chips The famous Nando’s Chicken The London Eye Big Ben!
Primavera: Spring Ciao! Finally, one week of relaxation and more travel! (As if going to school in Italy wasn’t exciting enough.) My friends and I booked our spring break in Barcelona and London! Barcelona has been one of my dream cities since middle school. I have always wanted to visit Spain and experience its culture. … More Spring Break!
Frigidarium: A cold pool in ancient Roman baths Ciao! The topic of this post is long overdue: GELATO. Gelato is basically the Italian word for ice cream. There is a gelato shop on every corner of every street in Italy. Gelato in Italy is not the same as gelato in America. There are so many different types … More Gelato, Gelato, Gelato!
Arrivederci, miei amici: Goodbye, my friends Ciao! This week was filled with the stress of studying for finals and sadness from saying goodbye to friends. My study abroad program is a unique one that combines University of California quarter-system schools and semester-system schools. The winter quarter officially ends this week, so my quarter-system friends are going back … More Quarter System Goodbyes
Venezia: Venice Ciao! During my time in the study abroad program, I have heard time and time again from my peers that Venice is overrated. They all went to Venice toward the beginning of program during the Carnevale di Venezia (Carnival of Venice) and came back with bad reviews. They said it was too crowded and unpleasant. However, I decided … More Venezia!
Giorno di San Patrizio: Saint Patrick’s Day Ciao! I initially believed that not many people in Rome or in even Italy would celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I figured that only people in Ireland or America really participate in this holiday. However, people in Rome put up little displays to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. There are a lot … More St. Patrick’s Day
Mancare: To miss Driving In Rome, I walk miles and miles a day around the city! Don’t get me wrong, I love walking and exploring the city. However, I miss being able to get in my car and have a nice, relaxing drive wherever I want. Laundry dryers People in Italy do not own or … More 5 Little Things I Miss While Abroad