My first day in Italy and I have already covered a lot of ground. Even now that I have been in Italy for hours, it really still hasn’t hit me. Although, when I first saw the Roman Coliseum my heart stopped for a moment…
While I was waiting at Fiumicino, I got a “Vacanze Romane” which is a doppia espresso con Sambuca. I also got a nocciola gelato. It was the best airport food that I have ever had….
Well, doesn’t seem like there will be a shortage of heat…
In about twelve and a half hours I should be on my way to JFK to board my 7:30 PM flight to Rome, Italy for my 5-week program in a tiny little town called Pisciotta. I still have not finished packing, I cannot remember the last time I was this jittery, and I do not think that I could sleep even if I wanted to.
Right now, everything seems so surreal because I have had so many major bumps along the way.
Because of everything that has happened, I did not thing that I would be able to go on my summer program. So, now that it is actually happening, I am in complete disbelief. I think when I arrive at the airport in Rome, it will actually sink in. I know for sure that I will be overwhelmed, I will still be stressing about finances since I’m financially independent (a.k.a. broke), but going to Italy has been a life-long dream of mine, and I know that I will make the most out of it.
I’m not sure how often I will have a decent connection to the internet because I will be in such a little town in the south, but when I am connected I will try to update this blog as often as possible with my adventures in Italy and possibly elsewhere.