I apologize for such a gap between posts, everything got crazy moving to Rome and leaving immediately for break...during which my computer decided to crash on me. I retrieved it from the apple store (which was some what of a treck) yesterday. And sadly enough...my hardrive had to be replaced so all my pictures of Italy are gone :( On the bright side I do have the pictures from my first break and what I have taken in Rome so far still on my memory card!
Off to Rome
We left Tuscania, and it was very sad saying goodbye to all of the semester students and advisers whom we had developed close relationships with. The sadness was soon replaced with the excitement of arriving in Rome. After Orientation we were dropped off at our apartment where we met our landlord, his wife, and his son. His son translated for us while the wife made coffee for us as we toured the apartment. We do not have a living room but we have a nice kitchen and a fabulous bathroom! Off of 2 of the 2 bedrooms and the kitchen we have small balconies.
Our first night in Rome was an adventure! After we settled in and unpacked three of us went out exploring with no idea where we were. After talking to one of our friends in our program that lived in Rome last semester we had a destination but no idea how to get there. We stopped an italian woman on the street who was incredibly nice and she walked us all the way to the metro station! There we stared at the complex map and figured out where we needed to go, how to get tickets, and which metro to get on! We got off and found our way to Piazza del Popolo....