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Monday, April 28, 2008 | Florence, Italy

Posted by Jackie Batanglo on Monday, 28 April 2008 in Spring 2008: Jackie Batanglo

Hey Everyone,

This past week has finaly been very relaxing and the weather has been amazing! It's starting to get really warm and sunny outside all the time and it makes you not want to do any work and just walk around.

I spent all day friday hiking at Cinque Terra which was awesome and a really good work out. Take my advice and hike the five towns starting with the last one because often times most people only hike the first three and they weren't much to see. The last two are the harder ones but they are also the most beautiful and well worth it.

It took me and my roomie about 5 hours total including about a half-hour stopping to get lunch. We just got up really early and took a train (it took 3 hours to get there) and then came back by about 9:30 or so. Saturday was stay-inside-and-write-a-paper-day and then Sunday we went to a soccer game!! It was soooo much fun! The crowd goes nuts the entire time and chant really cool songs that I tried singing along to but couldn't understand what they were saying so I just mumbled it. hahaha.

They played the Sicily team and tied but it was fun. If you decide to go, you have to buy your tickets ahead of time at a kiosk stand near the duomo (the school can tell you exactly where) and make sure that you bring your passport with you because they ask for your official ID.

Word of advice, don't sit on the ends because that's where all the crazy intense Italian fans sit. We sat along the longer sides and it was really nice.

Now I'm just playing catch up in my homework and dreading all the work I have to get done before I ship out of here.

Talk to ya later,
Ciao!

Jackie

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Jackie Batanglo is an Interior Design major from Endicott College. She is blogging about her adventures abroad in Florence, Italy.

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