Travel Stories

back and settled!

25 December 2008 | United States | Last Update 25 December 2008 | 0 Comments

Hello All! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! It has been too long since my last post, my appologies! My last week in Italy was fatastic! Karl came to see me, and we were "asian tourists" as Rosalba put it.  We saw everything in Florence in one week! The Pitti Palace, the Uffizi, San Lo...

last week

25 November 2008 | Italy | Last Update 25 November 2008 | 0 Comments

My last week has and will continue to be bitter sweet for me. I am so excited to come home and snuggle with my puppy! I can't wait to hug my mom and cry in the airport! Its going to be really great to go on a hike with the papa bach on the hermitage. But its going to be just as sad not walking acros...


09 November 2008 | Italy | Last Update 25 November 2008 | 0 Comments

I am so glad I picked Florence!   I know it sounds bad, but just keep reading! I went to Rome this weekend and saturated myself with Baroque art.  For those of you who are not to falimiar with my taste in art.. I LOVE BAROQUE ART! SO it was amazing for me to be in the presence of Boromini,...


03 November 2008 | Germany | Last Update 10 November 2008 | 0 Comments

so last week a wrote a story and forgot to post it.... sorry!   Germania! If I thought i was in love with Venice, then Munich is my soul mate! They say it is the most Italian city in germany, and i think its just the right blend! No matter how  familiar i become with florence or how much m...

Sienna, San Gimingano, Venice!

27 October 2008 | Italy | Last Update 03 November 2008 | 0 Comments

Ciao Tutti! As usual my update is over due! So instead of one city you get three!  Last weekend I want to sienna and San Gimingano, down in the heart of chianti!  The two cities are very different but equally lovely! Sienna is a bit like a smaller Florence.  its chill and the streets ...

I live here... its no big deal

16 October 2008 | Italy | Last Update 20 October 2008 | 0 Comments

Every day I wake up and have to pinch myself! This update is long overdue!     A few weeks ago I went out to the Tuscan countryside with Rosalba as promised. We went to her husband's family's vinyard.  Its a smallish vinyard by Tuscan standards, but they still make their own wine...

everyday life

29 September 2008 | Italy | Last Update 29 September 2008 | 0 Comments

Hello all! It has been a while since I have posted anything, my apologies.  I have tried, but the internet always cuts out when I am getting ready to save something! I am settling in very nicely in italy! so much so, that it is a good thing my mom is holding my dog hostage! otherwise I might ne...

Museum hopping!

15 September 2008 | Italy | Last Update 29 September 2008 | 0 Comments

I am very proud of myself, during my first full week in florence i did not skip class once to go to a museum,... instead, i spent my first weekend in two of florences best art museums.  I have to say two of their best, because florence has so many fantastic museums!   I started off on Satu...


10 September 2008 | Italy | Last Update 10 September 2008 | 0 Comments

Hello all! Yes I finally made it to Florence! This city is going to be soo hard to leave! I have been walking around for three days and I have yet to find a building or even a street light that is not absolutely beautiful! My apartment is fantastic! Its newly referbished but still inside a 17th cent...

Pietrasanta & Cinque Terra!

31 August 2008 | Italy | Last Update 31 August 2008 | 0 Comments

Hello all! I have had quite an exciting past few days! Friday, after class, I went with a small group of students in my program to a small artist twon about 15 minutes away from where we are staying.  We were classic tourists riding along in " the little train" (a bus that looks like ...

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