Dear Readers, It took nearly the entire first week (and frankly part of the second) of my stay in Rome to realize that my musings and fantasies can’t even compare to the immaculate and awe-inducing beauty that is Rome. I’m not just talking about the physical ruins and remains of the antique city, but the … Continue reading The Strange and the Spectacular
I still can't stop thinking about my time in Italy. Not only was I able to see so many amazing sights, but I was able to eat a great amount of incredible food. Florence, specifically, is filled with so many amazing restaurants, cafes and gelato shops and I want to share some of the places … Continue reading Recommendations!
Dear Readers, Have you ever dared to dream? To dream that your ‘one day’ would happen? That one day you would finally fly across the world and find yourself in an exotic and entrancing land? Well, my dream has come true. In the next few days I’ll be strolling across the cobblestone streets of Rome, … Continue reading ‘Rome’-ing my Dream
Caitlin Hymans is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Summer 2018 in Rome, Italy. To learn more about Caitlin's program, click here: UF in Rome - Language and Culture. What is your year and academic concentration? I will be a rising senior and am double-majoring in both Classical Studies and English. Have you traveled … Continue reading Caitlin: Summer in Rome
Alina Alvarez is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Summer 2018 in Rome, Italy. To learn more about Alina's program, click here: UF in Rome - Language and Culture. What is your year and academic concentration? I’m a junior majoring in nursing and a minoring in English. Have you traveled abroad before? If so, … Continue reading Alina: Summer in Rome
I've been home in Florida for almost two weeks but, I'm still sad about leaving Europe. Post Europe depression is real. So many people warned me before studying abroad that I would be devastated to come home, but I didn't really believe them. I love my home and my hometown so I thought everything would … Continue reading Post Europe Depression is Real
It's been almost one week since I've been home from Europe, and I'm sad to say the least. Florence was definitely a peak in my life and now I'm just following a downward slope. None of my friends from home are in town because they're all either studying abroad still or are at summer school. I'm … Continue reading First Week Back in America
Bittersweet. That was an accurate description of my feelings as I boarded my plane home. https://www.instagram.com/p/BjlQ6p6n6Ou/?taken-by=viv.nguyennn I was looking forward to so many things about coming back to America. Not having to pay to use the bathroom. Getting water at lunch or dinner for free. Restaurants splitting the bill when you go out to eat … Continue reading Ciao, Italia!
One month, one country, eleven cities, 15+ train rides, five plane rides and an infinite number of memories and experiences. It's hard to believe I spent 4 weeks traveling around Italy, visited some unbelievable places and adapting to a whole new culture all on my own. I learned so much, met so many new people … Continue reading Grazie, Italia
Even though I left Italy, my time in Europe wasn't over just yet. Instead of going home to America, I flew from Rome to Madrid to visit my boyfriend (who's studying abroad)! Not only was I meeting my boyfriend, but my mom, my grandma and his mom all flew to Spain to visit us for … Continue reading Next Stop…Madrid…Again