Roma: Through the eyes of my 20-year-old self

Chapter 10 Trip Dates: January - May, 2003 My exploration of Europe as a sophomore in college had a home base: Rome.  My desire to study abroad and, specifically, to study in Rome was extremely last minute.  I had been planning to go to Miami University's campus in Luxembourg during my Junior year, like most [...]

Puglia: Through the eyes of my 20-year-old self

Chapter 9 Trip dates: January 30 - February 2, 2003 Age: 20 It seems that I didn't write a long email or entry about my trip to Puglia, just a list of the locations we visited in this rather whirlwind weekend: Lecce, Otranto, Altamura, Barri, Matera and Alberobello.  Though, despite not having a written narration [...]

Italian and French Rivieras: Through the eyes of my 20-year-old self

Chapter 8 Trip Date: April 16 - 21 Age: 20 This past weekend was possibly the most memorable of my weekend trips this semester.  My good friend and sorority sister, Lindsay, is studying in Luxembourg this semester with the program offered by Miami University and, after many months of IMing and emailing over seemingly archaic [...]

Pompeii, Sorrento & Capri: Through the eyes of my 20-year-old self

Chapter 5 Trip date: March 28 - 29, 2003 Age: 20 My exciting and fast paced weekend in Southern Italy began bright and early Friday morning when I boarded the bus to Pompeii.  To those of you who are scratching your heads and trying to remember where you've heard of this little town with a [...]

Carnevale in Venice: Through the eyes of my 20-year-old self

Here's chapter 2, another one from the bound book of study abroad emails! Trip date: February 28 - March 2 Age: 20 My goodness, Venice!  I've had such a crazy time, I don't know where to start.  Carnevale (or Carnival as it's known in most of the world) is international but the place to experience [...]