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
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
Following my what I’m going to miss about Melbourne post, there are of course things I am looking forward to when I come home! 1. Seeing my family and friends. Of course this one is a given. I’m very excited to see them all for the first time in 5 months; in person and not … More Looking Forward to Coming Home
Things are busy around my house as my housemates are beginning to clean up their rooms in preparation for their move out day. Although we’ve only known each other for 5 months, we have definitely gotten close while living with each other. I’m glad I found housing on my own (not university housing); I was … More Here come the “Goodbyes”!
Tickets are booked! The calendar is marked! December 13th is my official return date to the United States. Word of Advice: book as soon as you can, especially if you think you will be returning close to Christmas time to save $money$. Now I just have to pack my bags and get ready for that 18-hour … More Home for the Holidays!
In California, 63 degrees with wind isn’t necessarily beach weather… but it is in Australia! It seems as though Melbournians jump at any opportunity to hang out by the beach and even layout and sunbathe! While I am in jeans and a sweater, some locals can be found sunglasses and bathing suits on. Just 6 … More Beaches