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Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 17th 2012

Today was the first day of classes. After changing my schedule 2 times today, it's finally figured out. Another successful thing about today was that I learned how to order a big cappuccino! "Cappuccino maxi" it's called. It's served in an actual mug as opposed to a tiny teacup. Tonight for dinner we went out for pizza to celebrate our friend Marie's 21 birthday. I got a calzone with 4 cheeses, but had to be annoying and actually ask for 3 cheeses instead becuase Im not a fan of gorgonzola. After we went to 2 bars and wore those party hats that 2 year olds wear and sang kareoke! It was pretty funny. Other than that, today was just figuring out classes, sitting in classes, a meeting and a nap. But still a good day :) ... read more

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 15th 2012

Today was the best day I've had since being here I think. It totally made up for the disappointment and horrible-ness of yesterday. I was/am so happy. Like I previously said in my earlier blog, today we went to Assisi with our professor and his wife, the student crew of 6 from St. Bonaventure, and I think 7 random other students who wanted to join our posse. We started the day by meeting at 9AM at the MiniMetro station, took that to the train station, then took the train to the bus station in Porta Nova. That took about 2ish hours. The views from the bus ride going up never ending hills made me know that this trip was going to be so worth it. Next we walked to San Diamo which was about a mile ... read more
tomb of St. Clare/Santa Chiara
Basilica di San Francesco
I Monaci!

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 14th 2012

Today was prettttyyyy boring. We slept til 2pm because me and Carrie were out til after 4 at an "all night dance party" we were brought to by a friend who has been studying abroad here since last semester. It was literally the craziest thing I have expereinced yet while being here. Talk about strobe lights, extremely loud and intense Italian music. My ears are still ringing. Before going to that club we walked around to different bars and saw some fellow Umbra students. Wins the award for must fun night out here so far. Today nothing seemed to be working for us in general. My cell phone I got for this trip charged over night and now simply just won't turn on at all. While trying to charge my computer, I noticed my converter/adapter would ... read more
Me with Perugia
VIew from the Ferris Wheel

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 13th 2012

Second post! This is a pretty good way to pass the time when you don't want to think about when we're going out to dinner. Italians don't eat dinner until after 8. My roomates and I are constant snackers between meals. It's hard to wait so long in between! We had lunch at 12:30 today, which were delicious personal pizzas, that I really want to estimate were a foot wide! This morning we had a meeting at 11am for the trip to Asissi that the group from our university is taking on Sunday. Our plan was to wake up at 10:30, but that went down the tubes realllll fast when we woke up to our door bell buzzing at 8:50am! My roommate Abby asked if I heard it, and we convinced ourselves it wasn't anything important ... read more
Restaurant Where We Were

Europe » Italy » Umbria » Perugia January 12th 2012

This is my first post on my first ever blog. I don't know if anyone will read this, or if it will never be seen. I would appreciate comments just to know someone is seeing this! I am a Jounalism/Mass Communication major and have always been into writing. I tend to ramble alot and I promise I can't promise to avoid doing it in this blog :) So, how did I end up here in Perugia, Italy? I wish the story had more substance than it actually does. Instead, it was more suggested to me by my dad. It started as a "Claire, I saw that there is a meeting about studying abroad in Perugia for Spring 2012..it's at this room at this time. And you really, really should go." I didn't say no. I had ... read more




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