Happy Friday! Here are a few photos that gave me a laugh during my Europe trip.
Nestled in the vibrant Tuscan hills surrounding Florence is the snug, beautiful town of Fiesole. A summer vacation destination of literary legends like Gertrude Stein and a prominent, romantic setting in the classic novel A Room with a View by E.M. Forster, Fiesole is a charming daytrip option that is walkable from Florence and that has incredible views of the Italian countryside.
Because someone wanted me to write about “alleys.”
One year on, I’m reflecting on the areas where study abroad had the biggest impact on my life.
I’m excited for this #FoodieFriday post because I lived in England and (surprisingly!) I really enjoyed the food there! While the UK definitely isn’t known for its food the way places like France and Italy are (in fact, England’s cuisine is sometimes known for being infamously bad), there are still a lot of tasty and uniquely British dishes you can try on a visit there.
You haven’t seen castles until you’ve been to Wales. – a probably misremembered quote by a friend of a friend
Home was constantly on my mind when I was abroad. As much as I was enjoying my studies and travels in England, I missed my family and friends. I missed Minnesota. I couldn’t wait to see them again.
Sometimes, especially during the gray winter months, I missed them so much that I wanted more than anything to just be at home again. But I already had a flight home booked for the end of May; I had to stick it out until then.
Having survived the homesickness, here’s my advice if you’re dealing with the same thing. Hopefully it will help improve your time abroad so you have the best program possible.
I find differences in language and slang interesting and sometimes amusing.
While I was studying in England, I compiled a list of words I heard that were different from the ones I used and tried to incorporate them into my everyday vocabulary.