One month in Florence

I have officially spent a month in Florence and have about two and a half months left to go! Though I am still getting over a cold I caught two weeks ago, I am still enjoying myself. The highlight of this past weekend was being able to spend a day in Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest. I have always enjoyed the county fairs back home, so experiencing this was similar to a very, very large fair with tons of people. There were rides and more food stands than I could count! It did get cold, but it was a great opportunity to attend an iconic event and explore Munich a little bit. I also got to go on a ferris wheel for the first time, it is pretty neat that it was in Germany. I also joined something at my school called Italian family club, and was matched with a family! It is a really neat way to spend time with locals in Florence and learn more about the culture firsthand. I have already had dinner with them and plan to spend more time with them throughout the term! I am hoping this will also be a good opportunity to practice my Italian language skills. Hopefully I will have more to say about this next week as well. It is hard to believe that I first arrived here a month ago. While it feels like I have been here forever, somehow it also feels like I just got here. I have experienced so much and yet have so much more exploring left to do!

Ciao for now!


2 thoughts on “One month in Florence

  1. Although I was unable to go to Oktoberfest, there is a German kid living in my hall and last week he made us a bunch of German food! It was awesome, and of course we drank some German beers.

    That is so cool that you were able to connect with a family! I wish my school did something like that as I have not met many locals in the three or so weeks I have been here. So, are you living with the family? Or do you just meet up with them occasionally for things like the dinner you mentioned? Again, I am so incredibly jealous regardless.

    • I live in an apartment and share it with other students from the school, though the apartment building is not all student housing. I just meet up with the family when I can and hang out with them! It’s really neat, I help them practice their English and they help me with my Italian homework. It has the benefits of a homestay experience with the independence of living on your own, a great experience so far! Thanks for your interest 🙂

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