When people say Venice is like nothing you’ve ever seen before they are absolutely correct. Venice is literally all on water. The water was dirtier than I expected but it kind of makes sense. If I could only see how polluted the air is from all the automobiles it would probably look the same as the water. I traveled with one other girl on my program, Morgan. We stayed on the island of Lido. I’m...
The last four days of my family’s trip visiting me we went to the Amalfi Coast. Our hotel was in Sorrento but we stopped in the towns of Amalfi, Positano and took a ferry to the Isle of Capri. I met my parents after class on a Friday. It was just my luck that public transportation went on strike. They’ve done it once every month. It’s so dumb. They announce the day the strike will be ahead of time...
Naples & Pompeii
In California there is a strong rivalry between the north and the south. Many people in California wish that the state could be divided in two (not because of the size but because of the aesthetic look and overall culture). I’ve traveled around northern and southern California many times and have physically seen and experienced the difference between the two. The north is drier and hillier than...
I traveled by train to Florence. It was about an hour and a half ride. I decided to take the high-speed train instead of the four-hour regular train because I wanted to get to Florence early in the morning and start exploring. This was my first time traveling within Italy and I found it to be relatively easy. What I liked most was not having to go through security and wait in lines at the...
ROME: Blessing by the Pope
Every Sunday the Pope is in town he conducts a blessing at noon. Born and raised a Catholic I was eager to check it out. To say the least it was an incredible experience. I went with some of my roommates and we got there two hours early because we wanted to make sure we had good standing views. We got there in plenty of time because no one was there until about ten minutes before he came out. His...