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My “Last” Day in Firenze

Two years ago I stood beside the Santa Maria Novella train station, distressed against my luggage, crying into my cup of stracciatella gelato. It was my last hour in Florence after four months of living in utopia. While my short-lived roommates looked forward to this day, I refused to believe ...

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That One Time In Italy

Firenze, the host of the Renaissance, the Medici dynasty and Michelangelo’s David. For centuries artists have flocked to Florence to collaborate, inspire, and gain recognition. Today, the streets of the Tuscan town continue to ravish in its traditional beauty. Despite the scaffolding, gypsies, and crowded tour groups; Florence never disappoints. ...

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Oops… I Did It Again

Most would agree that travel takes time and money. I say it is all about what and who you know. I know how to navigate Europe, and have a reservation on a friend’s couch. Today will be the third time in three consecutive years I hop the pond into Italy. ...

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Bolzano

Biking Bolzano With included spas and breakfast buffets, Mom did alright booking the Stadt Hotel in Bolzano. Wednesday morning started with mimosas, strudel, and fresh fruit before our bike ride. What a ride it was. We passed hundreds of Italians biking and jogging on this calm, cloudy morning up to ...

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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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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stressed Have you ever woken up with a sense of sadness? When my alarm rang, I felt a pain of remorse and treated myself to a donut before class.    It could have been the Concerta, it could have been the espresso, but during philosophy I became overwhelmed with concern ...

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SATC Goes To Florence

#moregelatoforjenny During Public Relations Strategies, I daydreamed about my possible careers. I am driven and ambitious, but completely lost as of where to start my adult life. After class, Gabbi, Sam and I checked out Swan Gym for a free day pass promoted by Bus2alps. With an ample amount of ...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I Learned To Make a Crepe, So my life is Complete In Food, Culture, and Society, we whipped up “Crespelle Alla Fiorentina”, crepes Florentine style. Our crepes tasted like bland omelets, but so much better. I cannot wait to whip up a batch to fill with Nutella and share among ...

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Mostly Food Thoughts, Part 2

Finally, Sleep I started my day off with my Michelangelo run, adding a bridge to my route. I spent the rest of the day walking around Florence searching for travel advice for my trip to Munich. My cousin Mallori studied abroad in Prague and emphasized visiting a concentration camp while ...

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Western Philosophy Xavier University’s Jesuit core curriculum requires 12 credit hours of Philosophy to graduate. Luckily, the Western Philosophy course offered at FUA is accredited for my core. I have a love hate relationship with philosophy classes, but hearing my Tuscan professor explain the theories of Ancient Greek philosophy, I ...

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