Italy

April 6, 2015

When in Rome

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The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus once famously stated: “No man ever steps in the same river twice.”  This was a comment on the ever-changing nature of the universe and how after even a moment has passed, things will have changed.  When you return to the river, it won’t be exactly the same.  The […]

March 28, 2015

Italy – The Land of Mediocre Pizza

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A lot has happened this week.  My parents came to Madrid after our weekend in Barcelona.  I got to show them my school and they got to enjoy the city while I was in class.  On Monday night, my parents and I went out to dinner with my host mother, Marli. Marli is wonderful and […]

June 29, 2011

A Trek to the Italian Riviera

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One more week of classes and I am not expecting too much excitement until I leave for Rhodes, Greece on Sunday. The highlights of the past week included a tour of the Basilica of St. Agnes and corresponding underground catacombs. The tomb of the daughter of the Roman Emperor Constantine was also located near the […]

June 23, 2011

Exploring Rome

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Another week in Rome and I still can’t believe that I am actually living this life. Rome has everything from ancient (you can pretty much fill in the blank with anything), to modern shopping, to a crazy nightlife. This past week the highlights included my first test in Italian, visiting the ancient site of Ostia Anticah, conquering Campo dei […]

June 13, 2011

Verona

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Another week in Italy has been unbelievable. This class has been great, so far we have had one week of class and one week of vacation in Verona, Italy. I have an amazing apartment in Rome, but our apartment in Verona was even more incredible. In Verona I had my own room with a king […]

June 5, 2011

A Week In Rome

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Rome is unlike anything I have ever experienced before in my life. I loved Madrid and I think if I was to live there for any length of time I would still choose Madrid over Rome, only because I can only take so much awesomeness. While in Madrid I would start my day by being […]