Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring Break Part 1

Well, we made it back from spring break, which was awesome! The first week was part of the program, so we started out on a tourbus and stopped at the church of the autostrada, which is right outside of Florence on the autostrada (highway).
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After that stop, we made our way to Venice. We had been told not to expect it to be nice the entire time that we were there, but we experienced beautiful weather and not too many tourists (still plenty though). I really liked Venice! The colors of the buildings against the water of the lagoon are amazing, and it is like no other place in Italy.
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Well, that is all the pictures that I can get to work for this part.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

On the Way...

In less than 8 hours I will be on a train to Vienna! Venice, Vicenza, and Verona have been fun, but it is super exciting to be leaving Italy for a short while! We are taking a night train to Vienna, so I will wake up there! (yea for getting a good deal on couchettes!) Later in the week we head to Budapest, and then Prague, both by train. Then we fly back to Rome.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring Break

Even with a short studio project thrown in the mix, these past two weeks have been extremely fun! Dinner is always one of the highlights of the day and we enjoy coming up with things on the fly without exact recipes. Elise, a friend from K-State that is studying abroad in France, came to stay with us this past week and we came up with some of my favorite meals as of yet! One being cheese fondue followed by chocolate dessert fondue, and later in the week stuffed mushrooms with risotto. (hopefully I can get some photos up after spring break)

The beginning of the week was pretty rainy, but the last 3 days have been absolutely beautiful and we have taken advantage of the sun!

The next two weeks include a program trip to Venice, Verona and Vicenza and then we have a week for spring break. Our plans for spring break include taking a night train to Vienna, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, and finally Prague, Czech Republic where we will take a flight back to Rome. I am looking forward to it! As I am not bringing my laptop with me though, I won't have as easy access to the internet, so I won't probably be able to update until I get back.