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 [...]

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 [...]

Paris through the eyes of my 20-year-old self

As promised!  This one comes from the bound book of emails that my mom collected, originally written 2/18/03. Trip Date: February 13 - 16, 2003 Age: 20 Bonjour! I have just returned from a wonderful French weekend!  Four of us single girls decided at the beginning of the semester that we would escape to Paris [...]