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Positano

Italian Style After noticing I awoke in the wrong hostel, I cleaned up and carried on. Around 11am, we walked a hefty trek to town. Before laying out, I bought a much needed cover up. In the store, the sweet Italian woman insisted on taking in my dress. “I sew with my ...

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Capri

Bus Rides 2:45am: Our tour bus arrived to Hostel 7 in Sorrento. Luckily the Snuggie I acquired near Rome aided my sleep on the bus throughout the night. By 8am, 170 students from Florence, Rome, and Barcelona boarded a ferry to the island of Capri.    World Wonders From one ...

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More Food In Eataly

The Wrath of Oktoberfest I woke up with a headache, nausea, and dry mouth. At least I wasn’t in my dirndl. After a liter of water and some multi-vitamins, I started feeling better and made my way to cooking class.   Chef Boyardee Ain’t got Nothin On Me   Today’s ...

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Oktoberfest: Day 2

Wake Up Call At midnight, my hostel roommate entered the room and I popped up in bed, still dressed in my dirndl.”O my gosh! I’m so sorry! I’m Jenny! I arrived way later than planned!” Raz, my hostel roommate, just laughed and told me how to use the wifi downstairs to help ...

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Oktoberfest: Day 1

Lace Up Your Lederhosen After five anxious hours on the bus, we were ready to take over Oktoberfest. I ran off the bus with my pigtails in place and euros in hand, ready to buy a dirndl. About ten minutes from the train station, I walked into a costume store ...

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Prague Castle

Castle Tour Arriving an hour later than our scheduled day tour, we were all eager to see the Prague Castle Saturday morning. Our tour guide, Ivan, was extroverted, funny, and rude. He hi-fived elderly tourists during our walk up to the castle and complimented an Asian woman on her Hello Kitty. ...

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Prague

Czeching In Arriving two hours off schedule, our tour group picked up our room keys right before noon at the Czech Inn. Kenzie was the only person I knew going into the trip, but we were soon acquainted with our hostel roommates, Dena and Chelsea. They were from New England ...

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Cinque Terre

Five Islands 8am sharp, the ISA students boarded two buses en route to Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre, meaning “five islands”, rests on the Eastern coast of Italy. We stayed in Levanto at Hotel Dora, only a short block from the beach. A group of us girls ate near the main square ...

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Venice

White Girl on the Run Dazed and confused, Kenzie wakes me up to ask when my bus leaves for Venice.  Me: “9, what time is it?” Kenzie: “8:45”   ….   Me: “S***!”   Panicking, shouting, and throwing on clothes, I asked Kenzie to message the trip leader, Tiernan, for ...

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