4:45pm (US time)
I am officially back in America. The past couple of days have been a complete whirlwind of events. In the midst of stressing about finals I am glad that I was able to find time to hang out with the amazing friends I have made over the past semester and say some final farewells to the city I have come to love as my own.
During my last few days in Florence I had some quality bonding time with my friends, explored the real Florence, and revisited some of my favorite sites. One the Wednesday night before we all left my friends and I had a farewell/Christmas party where we ate at our regular restaurant, Il Porcospino, and played the game white elephant (or what I like to call Dirty Santa).
I’d say it was a rather successful night considering I got to spend quality time with all of my amazing friends, AND I walked away with a bottle of wine from the present exchange. It was a night full of mixed emotions. On the one hand I was sad that this was one of the last times I would see these people but at the same time I was happy that I had met all of these great people and could hang out with them one more time....