Ciao a tutti!

Ciao a tutti!
ho raggiunto una svolta decisiva nella mia vita, allora ho deciso di fare questo blog ancora... leggi, commenta e divertiti :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

A couple things down.. ALOT more to go!

FINALLY, we have gotten something accomplished with regards to James and my trip! After HOURS of searching online to find the best rates (but also in hostels/hotels that aren't complete holes in the ground) We have booked all of our Hotels! Or should I say "I" booked all of our hotels... anyways, so it is official:
                                    ROMA FOR NEW YEARS!!!!
Very Exciting if I do say so my self. We will be going:
     Frankfurt to Paris
     Paris to Rome
     Rome to Venice
     Venice to Milan
     Milan to Bern (switzerland)
     Bern to Zurich to Frankfurt.

So whats left?...
  • Buy Euro pass (Select pass is great! choose countries, number of days, etc:
  • Book Trains
  • Choose Sites
  • PACK!!!
Not too too much left for the trip! YAY!

BBBUUTT The Actual Exchange part is another story... As you can see I have a huge list of to-do's on the side here, and I still have all the stuff from my previous entry! Luckily, Pre-Departure meeting this Friday and Course selection in December!

New Priority for Exchange: FIND HOME WITH KATIE!
Hopefully we can find a place to live sooner than later!

Anyways, that is all for now! I must finish all of this end of semester work (and there is ALOT of it :S...)!


Keep In Touch,

Friday, November 13, 2009

40 Days... EEEKKK!!!

My First Post! OH MY!
So I realize I haven't left yet, but now is the best time to start!
This past week I realized that I leave in just over a month... WHICH IS INSANE! and slightly scary, causing me to maybe freak out a little... and not be fully able to concentrate on my school work. Which is kind of a problem. That aside, there is soooo much to do still!

Priority 1: Book Hotels and EVERTHING ELSE for Travel With James
While I am stressing, James is extremely chill... which yes bothers me a lot at times. But we really need to book our hotels ASAP because time is running out rates are going up and I am freaking out. One thing I did notice when looking into somethings though that two GREAT websites for hotel rates are and Great rates, comparative views and what not. So, I found options now its trying to get JAMES to look at them! lol (Gotta love him!). OOOHHH one other thing I found extremely Awesome was that street level works in most Large European Cities! Meaning if you are directionally challenged (like most of us from time to time) you can look at your route and "walk" it before you even get there!

Priority 2:  THE HUGE LIST OF TO DO's!!! in the exchange handbook
This list kind of overwhelmed me the other day. I did realize that I need to do half of these things on my own, however seeing them all compiled in a 60 page book kind of freaked me out. NOTE TO SELF: START ASAP. There is so much pre-departure stuff and so little time with all of these assignments and what not.

Priority 3: Find a Home With Katie! :)
YAY! I have a housing buddy! So Katie and I need to start looking for our place to stay. Good thing she knows Italian, because other wise I think I would be in deep poo-pods.

I'll leave it at those three for now. I know I have more, buuuttt I don't think you guys want to read all about that.

I still can't believe I will be in Italy very very soon! DREAM COME TRUE!! And I can't believe my Bestie is already gone!! JULIA I MISS YOU!! For All Of You Missing People, I'll let you in on a secret:
                                       SKYPE DATES ARE KEY!!!

Okay so I believe that is all For now!
Please Come Visit Me (aka this page)! I would love to share my journeys and experiences with you all!!

Much Love,