Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Home (Rome) Tour

Here is a quick glance at the convent I am staying at. I am definitely in love with the views. And in case it wasn't clear, the weather here is constantly overcast and chilly. Definitely not what this Cali girl is used to.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Yesterday we spent two hours running around Rome with a list of photo ops and a map. Needless to say, it was crazy. Add in the fact that it was freezing (by Cali standards), windy and I was sick. We got lost in an incredible city and came back with great memories. Here is just a few that I can share. Can you guess each location?

Oh and last night I booked a flight to Paris for this weekend. I'm still in a dream.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

First Day Madness

Holy Moly I'm in Rome! After 20 Hours of traveling, lunch and 3 hours of orientation, I am able to sit at my desk and take a breather. I am also able to say that I have already started falling in love with the city. Despite their insane driving and a 30 degree drop in temperature, this city is beautiful. On our drive from the airport, we caught a glance of the Colosseum and some of the original city walls. I love that I am surrounded by so much history. Can't wait for more! Also, ignore any bad quality in these photos; we were driving to the convent.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tetris: Suitcase edition

Hard to believe that a year ago I received the news that I would be studying abroad for 3 months in Rome. And now it's only 2 weeks away! Today I began the long process of packing. Who knew it would be so difficult to pack 3 months of my life into a 50 lb suitcase, a carry on suitcase, and a backpack?!? Here's a few pictures of my slow progress.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Christmas/New Year's Shenanigans

A perfect winter break. Now only 18 days until Rome!