Thursday, April 21, 2011

ROMA

Basically my study trip to Rome with my class was one of the best weeks of my life. So much bonding, so many amazing buildings, and the most delicious food ever. I’m not going to do a day by day schedule on what we did, but I will tell you that we got up around 6:45 every morning, walked at least 7 km around Rome each day to get from place to place, ate out every night, and I took approximately 5 billion pictures. Places we visited in the order we saw them: Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Forum Romanum, the Capital, Vatican City (Sistine Chapel, St. Peters Cathedral, and St. Peter’s Square), Pompeii, San Clemente Church, St. Ignzio Church, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. All of these places were so beautiful and so impressive. The Colosseum and St. Peter’s Cathedral were probably my favorites, and also the places where I took the most pictures. It was 70 degrees and gorgeous while we were there, except for the day we were in Pompeii, then it rained. Otherwise we were quite lucky! Rome is an amazing city. Absolutely gorgeous! And I can’t even begin to explain how amazing it was to spend an entire week with my class. They are simply incredible and I love them all so very much. They have definitely made a huge impact on my exchange here (in an extremely good way) and I can’t thank them enough for that.
The day we got back from Rome was the beginning of P√•skeferien, or Easter Break, so we’ve got 8 days off now. Luckily, it’s been sunny and in the 70s all week since we’ve returned, so I’ve been laying out in the sun, playing guitar, and getting my tan on! The buses in my town don’t run in the break, so if I want to go anywhere or hang out with anyone I have to bike. So I’ve also been biking quite a bit recently. We go back to school on Tuesday, though, and then there’s only 17 days left of school for me before Euro Tour. TIME NEEDS TO SLOW DOWN. So I probably won’t be posting very often anymore (as you may have already noticed.. sorry) because I have oh-so-much that I need to do here and writing blogs did not make the top of my priority list. I’ll keep the photos updated on the photo account I have, so you can check that out every now and then and see what I’ve been up to.
Happy Easter everyone!
All for now,
Heidi