Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Final 3 Weeks

So I finished my classes on Tuesday and I am almost packed. I am leaving my "home town" of Viterbo tomorrow morning and spending my last day in Rome. Then I head off to Berlin Friday afternoon and start my 3 weeks of non-stop travel. I will be going to Berlin, Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Interlaken, Zurich, Paris, Versailles, and Munich. It is going to be such a blast I can not wait, but I am going to be so happy to land back in the USA and be able to stop living out of a suitcase. I am not going to have my computer with me throughout the last 3 weeks so I won't be able to post any pictures but I will post a ton when I get home!!


Thursday, May 7, 2009

A great trip to end my experience in Italy!!

For my last trip of the semester I headed off to SICILY!!! I went with a group of friends and we didn't have any plans except to go and enjoy one of our final weekends in Italy!! I had such a great time just wandering around Palermo for a few days. We also hung out at the beach a lot and went to a festival in the small neighboring town Monreale. I loved that we didn't have plans to see all the "sights" instead we just hung out and relaxed... it was like a REAL vacation!!!
As we were wandering through Palermo we just happened to find every sight there is to see without even referencing a map. I guess traveling in Europe for 4 months was pretty good practice we looked like locals, besides the stopping to take pictures every 5 seconds part!
The Duomo

I LOVE hydrangeas!!!!!!

Teatro Massimo
Me, Nicole and Chris at the beach
Crystal clear water... absolutely BEAUTIFUL

I wanted to go on a sailboat all weekend, instead I just watched them from the shore
windsurfing... almost tried it then we realized it was REALLY hard

Nicole, me and Bethany

Hanging out



candy everywhere


They serve their gelato in bread... sounds strange but its surprisingly good

Of course we ended with the beach!

P.S.~ If you are ever in Sicily which is a place I absolutley recommend if you are in Italy you have to go to the best reasturant I have eaten at since I have been in Italy!! The food was amazing, try the Bruchetta, Grilled Veggtable and couscous con carne you won't be dissapointed!! Anyway the reasturant is called La Maran and it is a little place that is not a tourist reasturant!! To get there you turn down the little road that takes you to the front of the Duomo and then once you pass the Duomo go right and then follow that street until the next street and go left take that all the way down to a little piazza area and turn right there will be a little arch bridge you pass under and the reasturant in on the left!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring Break Part 4: Dublin

Our last stop of Spring Break was Dublin! It was a lot of fun everybody is super friendly in Ireland and wants to know everything about you! Dublin is definitely not a little town in Ireland it is more like a large city! I did a lot of just walking around and saw a few sights here and there! Although I had a great time in Dublin I will definitely be back to Ireland and see all the beautiful landscapes and small towns!!

More Pictures :)

The Pub we went to the first night and got some good food and good entertainment!
Baby Guinness a crazy Irish man bought for us... they were pretty good tasted like butterscotch! 
The Guinness Storehouse where I tried guinness for the first time and it is gross!

View of Dublin from the top of the storehouse in the gravity bar

Trinity College
Dublin Castle 

St. Patricks Cathedral 

Fish and Chips again from what it known as the best in Dublin, but they weren't that good
Doyle Pub