Ciao da Milano!

on Saturday, January 23, 2010

Well, after 2 long days of traveling, 1 missed flight, and a piece of lost luggage I am finally here!!! For those who are randomly coming across this, I will be writing periodic entries about the things I see and do during my semester studying abroad in Milan, Italy. For those who know me well, I miss you and hope you can come visit me!

It has not sunk in yet that I am finally in Italy. I have wanted to visit Europe since I was little and would hear my mom tell stories about her trips with my father through the various countries. I am very excited to create my own memories to be able to share with my family down the road and am very thankful to have the opportunity to live in such a beautiful city for nearly 6 months.

Although I am very excited about the experiences that lie ahead, I am going to miss my family and friends a ton! I was able to spend a lot of time with my brothers and mom over break and am really glad because I feel like I come home less and less every year. Between working in NYC during the summer and as their schedules get busier too, it just seems like we have less time to see each other!

The picture above is of me and my brother Francisco when he dropped me off at the airport on Friday morning! It was hard to believe that the next morning I would be waking up in Italy! Unforutunately, my flight from Minneapolis was delayed an hour and since I missed my connecting flight, I ended up waking up in Munich, Germany and then flying to Italy. To make things worse, the airline didn't put my suitcase on the right plane so I've had to live out of my carry-on!

I am currently staying in a hotel room for a couple of days while I find an apartment to live in. The room is small but I'm not here often and its in a great location (the heart of Ticinese). Hopefully by the time I write my next entry I won't be homeless and will have my suitcase back with me! Dare to Dream!

The Alps from the plane!


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