Cruising through Spring Break

  I have never been on a typical "spring break" during my college career. Granted, I am only a sophomore so this was really only my second Spring Break. Last year, I decided to stay at home with my family in the cold New England weather. It was definitely a nice break from my academic … Continue reading Cruising through Spring Break

Snapshot of Summer – Italy 2017

As a college student, I love Spring Break! It is a nice respite from all the midterms that pop up and the usual stresses of academic life. Plus it's always fun to get away and leave the cold winter weather behind. I am currently away on a cruise, floating away in the sun and heat. … Continue reading Snapshot of Summer – Italy 2017

Venice Week 4: Torcello Tower, Murano Glass, & Padua Chapel

June 26, 2017 Monday Today was a fun day because it was excursion day! I had class as usual from nine to twelve, and then had lunch on the island. But around 1:30, the whole class met up to go to Torcello. It was a bit hectic because we had to walk pretty fast in … Continue reading Venice Week 4: Torcello Tower, Murano Glass, & Padua Chapel

Venice Diary- Meeting Milan for the Weekend

June 17, 2017 Saturday A group of us decided to go to Milan for the weekend. So we had booked our bus tickets the week before and found an inexpensive airbnb that was a two minute walk to the famous Cathedral and could fit the seven of us. At 7am, we all took the vaporetto … Continue reading Venice Diary- Meeting Milan for the Weekend

Venice Week 2: Jewish Ghetto, Palaces, & Lido Beach Day

I've decided to write about my experiences week by week instead of day by day because I wanted to really enjoy my time in Venice without the pressure to sit down and describe every aspect of it. I'm still going to describe what I did each day, just in a more limited fashion with a … Continue reading Venice Week 2: Jewish Ghetto, Palaces, & Lido Beach Day

Venice Day 8- Verona, Castel Vecchio, & Visiting Juliet

June 11, 2017 Sunday Sunday was the day that we all decided to take a trip to Verona. In order to make the most out of our time there, since we decided on only a day trip, we booked one of the earliest trains there. So, I woke up at 6:30 am, got dressed and … Continue reading Venice Day 8- Verona, Castel Vecchio, & Visiting Juliet

Venice Day 5: Movies, Munching, and Meandering

June 8, 2017 Thursday I began the day with my usual scrambled eggs, bread and meat, and espresso, then I scrambled to class for 9 am. Because it was Thursday, we were watching a movie. Before the movie began, my friend Iulia gave a short presentation on some key features of the film that we … Continue reading Venice Day 5: Movies, Munching, and Meandering

Venice Day 4: La Salute, Splitting Up, and Sunny Skies

June 7, 2017 Wednesday I started the day with class, per usual, and we discussed Henry James's "The Grand Canal." After the academic part of the day ended at 12 pm, my whole class, including the professor, took the 12:50 vaporetto to the San Zaccaria stop to begin a sort of field trip. Now, the … Continue reading Venice Day 4: La Salute, Splitting Up, and Sunny Skies

Venice Day 1: Stepping off & Sightseeing in San Servolo

For the next month, I will be in Italy learning about the culture and taking a class on literature about Venice at the International University in Venice. As a way to preserve my memories and experiences, I decided to write them down in a travel diary along with the many pictures I will invariably take. … Continue reading Venice Day 1: Stepping off & Sightseeing in San Servolo