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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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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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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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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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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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