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Arrivederci to Piazza Ariostea, the nightmare at customs in Bologna, missing baggage in Chicago, and finally going home

Maria arrived home (finally) on Monday afternoon after spending a month in Greece. The first comment she made was that I had gotten skinnier, and I explained it was because she wasn’t around for a month to cook for me. 1,289 more words

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A rainy (and semi disastrous) Notte Rosa + sleeping in train stations + Mirabilandia day trip = my last weekend in Ferrara

I know this is a late entry, but now I can give you my perspective about what it’s been like to live back in the United States for almost a month.  1,020 more words

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English lessons, Monday morning market, farewell to some CIEE students, and learning how to take public transportation

Today, despite the extreme heat, I had one of the best days I’ve ever had during my stay in Italy (and it’s not over yet, still has the potential to get better!) I woke up early (like before 8am–the sun was already filling my room anyways), because I had plans to skype with a friend from school (but she forgot, and apologized), but I was able to stay awake and have breakfast before 8:30, when I started english lessons with Maria. 584 more words

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Earthquake update and first experience with Verona

I’m fine, guys. Just so you all don’t have to worry. The earthquake hit in L’Aquila, which is probably over 200 miles from me. I didn’t feel or hear a thing (although some of my classmates swore they did), so everything’s good in the city of Ferrara. 93 more words

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Cute old Italian men, the infamous Archibugio story and overcoming communication barriers

It’s only 10 days until my family arrives, and I’m so excited (I’m making them let me meet them in Venice… something my father doesn’t particularly like but I feel is a necessity because Venice is a labyrinth and they do not speak any Italian… and of course I miss them that much!) 1,308 more words

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Caffeine overdoses, fascist buildings tour, cute Italian children and Nutella crepes (yum!)

Today wasn’t too horrible. I discovered that in the instance that I leave extremely late from my house, I can get to the CIEE office in about 13 minutes. 688 more words

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Spaghetti aglio olio, Antonio’s birthday party, St. Valentino and another trip to le montagne

Wednesday is now officially the day from hell. It didn’t help that this particular Wednesday I overslept a little, had a horrible headache and was almost late to class, but I have 6 hours of class on Wednesdays (more than half of which is the required history class that no one understands because of the teacher). 1,290 more words

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