31 May | Perry Lavin | No Comments

Thursday, May 31, 2007: Florence, Italy

There a was a place near my house that served the best lasagna in Florence for 3 euro. This was a little treasure of mine so I went there everyday. After that, I would have a glass of wine with my roommates on our porch that overlooked the city. Then there was usually some kind …


8 May | Perry Lavin | No Comments

Tuesday, May 8, 2007: Florence, Italy

 Tuesday, May 8, 2007

It is the last week before exams and things are coming to a close. I have a couple of papers to write and presentations to give, but nothing unmanageable. Other than that, I am planning what to do after school gets out. I am going on a rock climbing tour of Europe. My friends and I are going to Sardinia, Switzerland, and France. I am figuring out what to do with my things; i.e. how to ship things back and where I can store luggage. None of that has been hard, though, because there is a store that does both.

Most of the people that I have talked to are pretty ready to go home. I can’t decide if I’m excited or not. There are people that I want to see, and the comfort of going back to the United States sounds appealing, but I think that I could stay and learn more out here by traveling longer. I learned most of what I learned in Europe from traveling and people-watching. The people in different places have different attitudes and it’s fun to try and copy those attitudes for a short period of time. It also teaches that the U.S. mind set is not the only one, but just one in a thousand.



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