Well, we’re getting down to the end of it. I’ve got 19 days until I return to the states to be welcomed by the “perks” of winter in Chicago.
My second travel week was a blast. Brussels was beautiful, such a cool city. You could get anything you wanted to eat there, we ended up eating at this Irish pub. But the thing that I enjoyed most about Brussels was the chocolate. Having a severe chocolate addition myself, I walked into a chocolate shop and it took 1 free sample to get me to buy 32 pieces for 20 euro. It lasted me only a couple of days.. whoops. Amsterdam was amazing as well, we walked around for hours the second day we were there, lots of canals and little dutch looking 3 flats. Like Brussels you could pretty much get any type of food you wanted, which was great because in Italy you’re pretty limited. The people in Amsterdam were all so friendly, especially the people that were running our hostel. We really lucked out with the whole hostel ordeal during our travels, they were all extremely clean, breakfast included, and some of the beds were actually comfier than my bed in Paderno. The bed and breakfast we stayed at in Verona was a great deal. Cheap price, but the room was sooo nice, the whole place was decorated and all fancy looking, they even kept the room open where they keep all the food so you could help yourself at any time. If you ever find yourself in Verona some day, go there. Verona is actually one of my favorite places I’ve visited in Italy so far. Its a little bit like a mini Rome, lots of shopping, markets, and so much history to see around the town. It was small so we were able to do it in a day. We saw both Romeo and Juliet’s house, lots of churches, and Juilet’s grave.
This past weekend I went back to Rome with some friends. We took a night train at 3:00am to get into the city around 9:00am. The train we took reminded me of the Hogwarts Express from Harry Potter. Except not as luxurious of course, we literally had to search to find a cabin. To say the least, I prefer to fly.
I’m glad I got to go back to Rome a second time, we saw the Trevi Fountain and that whole area, which when I was there the first time I did not get to see. I didn’t realize how big Rome was, but we got on a bus and toured more of the city that I wasn’t able to see the first time. This city has so much to see, I could probably go back and find more new places to adventure to. Rome nightlife was also great, we went to this club, Bable, one of the best nightclubs we’ve been to so far.
School is starting to wrap up here, what a short semester, if only each semester was only 13 weeks with 2 weeks off… wouldn’t that be the life. Not too excited to return home, if only my funding allowed for Italy round 2 next semester. Long story short, I need a job.