Midterms in Italy

I had two choices this past weekend: 1.Take the refund from my cancelled trip to Budapest2. TravelI took the latter. To make up for my lost study time, I devoted all of Monday to my notes. This idea lasted until I ran up to Piazza Michelangelo, shopped for a leather ...

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Antibes

No Suit, No Problem Ending our French exploration in Antibes, we tumbled out the bus exhausted Sunday morning. The views along the port was not as impressive as Nice and Monaco, though our perspective changed once we entered the village. The Antibes market holds several textile stands in front of the ...

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Eze and Monaco

Scents, Sites, and Staples    Before departing for Eze, I withdrew money to purchase a cappuccino and the king of all pastries. Not quite a doughnut, not quite a croissant, this sweet loaf of bread filled with chocolate and cream was worth every calorie. I will never understand how the ...

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Nice, France

Very Nice Waking up early to shower from the overnight bus ride, I finally felt refreshed for our 10AM Old Town walking tour through Nice. Starting along Place Massena, we looked up at Jaume Plensa’s “Seven Statues”, representing the world’s joining communities. These sitting figures line the square and lead ...

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A Hot Moment in Galway

CommuteWe had two choices: a guided tour or the country side of Ireland, or Galway on our own. Here’s my final advice on traveling Europe: stick to a guide when you have limited transportation access.  At 11am we bused from Dublin to Galway, using public transportation. What could be a two ...

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Dublin Nightlife

Real Pub Food With a three hour flight and a one hour time change, we landed in Dublin at 8pm. Outside the airport a breath of Irish mist welcomed four Florentines. After a short wait in line for a cab, we anticipated riding on the left side for a change. Or as ...

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Dublin

Ladies and Gentlemen At 10:10 we departed the hostel with our tour guide David. Before starting, we stopped at a hotel to pick up more tourists. Waiting at the bar, a few men were drinking a Guinness. It wasn’t even 11AM… I love the Irish. My roommate and I hunted for an iced coffee ...

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Pompeii

Ruins Sunday morning we departed from the hostel to visit the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. For £20, we could purchase a wristband for a guided tour throughout the preserved town. I unknowingly bought the wristband on Friday, thinking it was my pass to cliff jump. However, I would have ...

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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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