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Archive for February, 2006

Venezia!! Day Two

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

After a wonderful night of beauty sleep, we put our masks back on and headed out to Venice for another fantastic day. This time, we took a boat taxi around Venice to San Marco’s Square. The boat ride was about half an hour. It was so amazing!!   After we got to the San Marco’s […]

Venice!! Day One

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

We took a molto interesante night train to Venice late late late on Friday and arrived in Venice on Saturday morning. We checked into our hotel. We stayed in a suburb of Venice that I am going to refer to as China Town. We walked around and checked out the plethora of Asain shops. We […]

Wednesday Outing!!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Today, Giuliangela took Alexandra and I on one of our traditional Wednesday outings. We intended to go to the Church Santa Maria della Vittoria to so see the infamous St. Teresa in Ecstasy. Unfortunately, the Church was closed for the time being. I’m sure I’ll make it back there some day though. I really want […]

The Holy See, Benedict XVI

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

On Sunday we headed to the Vatican to meet up with our Swiss Guards and gather around with hundreds of other people from all over the world in St. Peter’s Square for the Pope’s Blessing. I can finally say that I’ve seen the Pope now. It was such a wonderful experience. He spoke in so […]

Torino! Oh Hey Olympics!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Saturday!! The Olympics!! I had my first experience on a night train. (Hopefully, those kind of experiences are limited.) We arrived in Torino bright and early in the morning. We had our first encounter with a super-fan as we got off the train. We decided to head towards the main square in Torino to see […]

Non est in toto sanctior Orbe locus ~ No place in the world is holier than this

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Friday!! Friday the 17th! According to local Romans, Friday the 17th to Italians is like Friday the 13th to Americans. Unfortunately, I feel like we learned that the hard way. Giuliangela, Alexandra, Christine, and I got up early and headed off towards the Vatican in hopes of going to the Vatican Museum and seeing the […]

Visit to Vatican City & Opera

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Due to the aftermath of Valentine’s Day, friendships/love with Swiss guards have commenced. On our way to the opera last night (wednesday) we stopped by the Vatican to visit our new friends. Giuliangela, Alexandra, Christine, and I were able to visit Phillip while he stood guard at the Bronze Doors. Giuliangela e innamorto cotto!! She’s […]

Buon San Valetino!!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Happy Valentine’s Day!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day. It’s nice being in Rome for Valentine’s Day, but I really miss my valentine Bryan. Giuliangela said she would be my valentine tonight, but it’s just not the same. What can you do? Go to class all day, eat dinner at the hotel with a […]

Barcelona Day Three

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

This is our last day in Barcelona. Boo. Parting is such sweet sorrow. In the morning, we left our hostel to go walk to the cathedral and on our way, we randomly ran into a parade. It was the Parade of Giants. The really weird thing is that we had already seen some of the […]

Barcelona Day Two

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

On Saturday morning, we walked down through the La Ramblas area towards the port to go to the aquarium. I’m so glad that our hostel was in this area because it was such a neat place to be. There are lots of pet stands, flower stands galore, and other little purse and jewelry shops too. […]