1 Month Down, Not-Enough-Time-in-the-World to Go

Yesterday marked my first month living in Italy! Since being here, I honestly feel like every day is better than the last. Everyone says study abroad is the best experience of your life, but it’s hard to actually understand how thats possible until you’re smiling on your walk home from class because of how charming your new life really is.

I will say that it has definitely been frustrating for me to be time zones away from family and friends, but thank god for smart phones/Facebook/WhatsApp/Facetime and anything else that has kept me in touch with my people back home. That being said, it’s so hard to choose what to share because I want everyone to be able to experience these moments with me. Because you all could not fit in my suitcase or quaint Florentine apartment, I decided to include pictures of my favorite adventures so far:

The Arno River with a view of the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence.


Making homemade fettuccine in a cooking class



February 4, 2017 – Day trip to Pisa on a rainy day


View from my balcony


Some of the best pizza I’ve ever had from Gusta Pizza

February 17, 2017 – Trip to Rome for the weekend. (The Trevi Fountain was so much bigger that I thought it would be!)


February 18, 2017 – The site where Caesar was assassinated, which was right across from the hotel I was staying at.

February 18, 2017 – St. Peter’s Basilica with Salve’s finest! We also visited Vatican city, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Museum.

This is a print that I made at a paper store called Il Papiro right around the corner from my apartment. My friends and I walked in off the street to admire the cards and prints, and the owner let us see what really goes into making a print!

February 24, 2017 – Thermal Bath at the Gellert Hotel in Budapest, Hungary


February 25, 2017 – Trying a käsekrainer (Austrian sausage filled with cheese) at Naschmarkt in Vienna. Yum!

February 26, 2017 – Salzburg, Austria where I went on a Sound of Music Tour


One of the many amazing gelato places in Florence. This gelateria has a rice flavor that is surprisingly delicious!

Thanks for reading & until next time,


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