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24 Jul | Hilary Reichling | No Comments

Thursday, July 24, 2008 | Sydney, Australia

G’day! Monday night we had formal hall at Campion. It was really fun. I’m definitely glad I got to experience it because we have nothing like it at Edgewood College. We had to get dressed up and then wear black gowns that were provided for us. There was a head table with faculty and staff …

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22 Jul | Stephanie Sutton | No Comments

Tuesday, July 22, 2008: Tuscania

We have officially finished our last weekend excursion, and it took every muscle in my body to step off our last train once it was done. I didn’t want to leave our Cinque Terre weekend behind me. The Cinque Terre is a region of the Italian Riviera on the northwest coast of Italy that consists …

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21 Jul | Hilary Reichling | No Comments

Monday, July 21, 2008 | Sydney, Australia

G’day Mates!

A group of Campion students went on a harbor cruise with the band Scythian playing on Friday night. It was amazing. We cruised around Sydney Harbor until about 1:30 in the morning until we had to catch a bus back to Campion College so we could rest up for the big campout that happened last night. The bus ride took forever because no trains were running at the time and Campion is about a 45 minute ride out of Sydney itself.

World Youth Day has come to an end after a very eventful week! Yesterday, we had the pilgrimage walk where we started at North Sydney, the other side of the Harbour Bridge, and walked all the way to the Randwick Racecourse, which is basically all the way across Sydney. It took us three and a half hours, but we had a lot of fun along the way. Once we got to Randwick, we all set up our sleeping gear because we were doing the big World Youth Day campout. Scythian performed at the campout and soon after they finished we went to sleep so we could wake up and have mass with the pope.

Cheers!
Hilary

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18 Jul | Hilary Reichling | No Comments

Friday, July 18, 2008 | Sydney, Australia

G’day Mates!

Australia is full of excitement due to World Youth Day. All the activities are at full speed and the streets are packed. It is said that the mass gathering of people will go into the World Records book because it is the largest crowd drawn in Sydney at one time. More people have come to Sydney for World Youth Day than the Olympics, when they were held here. We have had no classes this week because of all the events going on in the city, but our essay is due on Monday.

Yesterday, the pope had a welcoming ceremony at Darling Harbor where he began his trip throughout the city. I was about six feet away from him when he drove through our section of the crowd. After that was over, my friend Amy and I set out to find something to eat. With the World Youth Day pass, you are provided lunch and dinner, which is as far from appetizing as anything could be. We found a really good cheap restaurant that served amazing asian dishes.

Cheers!
Hilary

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17 Jul | Stephanie Sutton | No Comments

Thursday, July 17, 2008: Tuscania

Even though we are not traveling to far-reaching destinations in Italy during the middle of the week, it is no less exciting and entertaining. The ideal location of Tuscania lends itself to many short excursions. For example, after dinner on Monday evening we decided that we wanted to try a new gelateria. One of the …

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16 Jul | Sara Mason | No Comments

Wednesday, July 16, 2008: Tuscania

Steph and I are continuing to have the most delightful time here in Italy! After a somewhat eventful train experience, we were able to spend a day in Venice. I know we thought we had mastered the train system here, but we were proved wrong. We began our trip with a 20 minute bus ride …

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