I’ve somehow managed to spend over two weeks in Florence, Italy without blogging once…imagine that. Now that the initial culture shock has worn off (took ya long enough) I feel it’s time I start actually reflecting on this experience. Unfortunately, all the pictures and videos I’ve been taken refuse to move from my phone to my computer so there’s that too. Therefore, let’s get into a quick summary now and a more complete one when I return to the states or at least figure this picture issue out.
- Excessive amounts of gelato
- Everyday when I walk to class, I cross the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi. It’s weird how normal that feels already.
- Michelangelo’s David has Donkey Kong hands.
- These guys on the street sell these things…they’re like pigs that splat when you throw them but…ehh I’ll just have to buy one and show you
- Learning that Dante is officially that dude in Florence
- Siena, San Jim-An-Yan-Oh, and Cinque Terre are three of the most incredible places I’ve ever been
- Things here that remind me of home: pigeons, McDonalds, puppies, staying up until 2 AM to watch the Blackhawks.
- Things I badly miss from home (non people): ice, bacon, better wifi, dryers, knowing where I’m going.
- My cross cultural psychology class sessions usually involve going somewhere in Florence and just observing people. The other day we sat in on an elementary school’s English class. The kids were learning “stand up” and “sit down”
- The Duomo is like Jesse Hall on steroids.
- Italians love them some smart cars/vespas/segways.
- Pesto >>>
My fiancee and I have a good thing going here. She is really into the art and history aspect of this trip, and I’m more interested in the food and, well, cool looking buildings. This really would be a lot easier if I could use pictures…I’m working on a video journal that will make a lot more sense out of this jumbled summary. But I got class soon so that’ll have to wait…