Whew. It’s been a hot minute haha. For the 2nd part of my exchange, I haven’t had Wi-Fi, which has been a bit of a challenge, so this post is me trying to make up for the last few weeks. I know I’m a bad blogger but… enjoy.
Italy has been pretty busy as of late. I’m now back at school after the Christmas Holidays. All of this has gone so so so fast, and I’m looking at a mere 4 days left until I’m back in Australia. This post will be divided into sections to order what’s been going on in these past few weeks.
I went to Venice for a weekend a couple of weeks ago, which was a breath of fresh air as I was with all the Australian exchange students, so I could finally speak quickly and without the broken English-American accent that I’ve acquired when trying to speak as simply as I can. It was badly organised, but we got around to a lot of cool places. Here are a few photos:
This is what I wore in Venice:
COAT || I.Am.Gia
JEANS || Zara
T-SHIRT || Hanes
SHOES || Puma
BEANIE || Lowes
That’s Juliette 😉
Apologies for my cuffs, I’m not sure what I was thinking.
Thoughts on Italian School.
Ok so it’s quite weird being the ‘new kid’, especially when you don’t speak a word of the language, so naturally you’d feel a bit isolated. I have to admit, I spent most of my school time counting to 1000 and drawing circles on paper (and occasionally sneaking in the odd diary entry and praying no one peering across at my page would understand). Learning Spanish, French, Latin and English in Italian was an interesting experience, and all the people were super nice, but I feel like I didn’t really get a chance to properly ‘connect’ with anyone. I guess it’s because of the language barrier but it was kind of a shame
Christmas in Italy was completely different to Christmas in Australia. Aside from the slight homesickness that was, of course, expected, I had a good time! Here, they open presents on Christmas Eve, eat totally different food (but, omg, it’s amazing), and just celebrate it a totally different way. We just spent the whole couple of days with the family, and it was pretty chill.
Salerno and New Years’.
For the New Years’ weekend, my host family and I headed down to the coast southeast of Naples, to a town called Salerno. It was actually amazing. We stayed in this really nice house that belonged to some friends of my host sister. So on the first night, I tried gelato in brioche, and my life has changed from that point onwards. Honestly, if you ever stumble across it, please please please try it because you will not regret it (well I hope so..!).
I don’t have much to say about this except for everything and anything you try here will guaranteed be amazing. My favourite dishes so far (just to make you jealous) would hands down be the pesto (omg), the buffalo mozzarella (omg omg omg) and the mandarins (I am sure that you haven’t tasted better mandarins than the ones here).
Amongst many other things, I hope I’ve given you a little bit of an insight into what’s been happening in my absence over here in Roma, Italy. I am really looking forward to going back to outfits, so only a couple more days!
That’s all for now,