This morning I completed the primary half of my exams and walked away feeling fairly fortunate. The necessary lessons are completed, and the checks appear to have gone effectively. (In fact, we’ll see in 3 to six weeks once I get my ultimate grades again.) As of right now, I’ve eight days earlier than I head house. So, to anticipate saying goodbye, I simply wished to make a brief listing of among the issues I’m going to overlook probably the most.
1. Italian Cafés
Oh the enjoyment of sitting in a café consuming a Nutella cornetto and sipping a cappuccino (one sugar). I’ve by no means been a espresso drinker, and wasn’t even certain what a cappuccino was earlier than I got here right here. However I’ll definitely miss this cozy expertise a lot.
2. Gelato, in every single place you go
Do I even have to elucidate myself? I miss Dairy Queen and my native ice cream stops similar to all people else (shoutout to Captain Sundae), however there may be nothing like an odd, signature taste of contemporary gelato. My favourite is stracciatella which you will get most anyplace, however when it’s accomplished effectively… Let’s simply say my scoop doesn’t final lengthy sufficient.
3. Unbelievable Artwork
I took a few completely different artwork historical past lessons whereas I used to be right here and wow… There was so much I actually didn’t learn about artwork. I’m so fortunate to have been given a lot context for all the wonderful church buildings, sculptures, and work adorning this metropolis. FYI, Bernini over Borromini and Caravaggio over Carracci… However that’s simply my opinion.
4. Metropolis Life
I received’t lie, the small city woman in my coronary heart is so, deeply prepared for the gorgeous quietness of the nation. Cities by no means shut up, for lack of a greater phrase. That stated, dwelling in a metropolis may be such an unimaginable expertise, one which I’ve by no means actually gotten earlier than. I’m going to overlook the air of alternative and the accessibility of meals equally (simply kidding).
5. Informal Magnificence
In all places you go in Rome, there’s something that can power your telephone out of your bag so you possibly can snag a fast image. From the small vehicles stuffed with flowers to the traditional buildings and artworks adorning the town, I’ll miss all of it.
That’s my tiny listing. I’m engaged on soaking in each final minute of my time right here. Thanks for studying my articles this semester. I hope you additionally had an excellent semester overseas/I hope this was useful for you decide to go overseas/I hope this was enjoyable to go down overseas reminiscence lane for these of you which have already gone. 🙂 Ciao ciao! See you subsequent semester, Holland.