From Trajan’s Market museum in Rome. I think this is the emperor Constantine…
Exactly 6 months ago, on an unusually hot and humid day, I saw the twisting, stunning Ligurian Coast from the airplane and landed in Genoa, Italy with several new colleagues. It was the culmination of a whirlwind of planning that commenced around this time last year, as I started paperwork and the long process of packing up my wonderful, comfortable life in NYC for the adventure I always dreamed about.
I had been plotting and scheming a way to do this for so many years, even as a high school junior, contemplating attending college at the American University in Paris. Studying abroad in England, with weekends all over the country and the continent, ignited the travel bug; the summer after that study abroad experience, I had the fever big time.
….Grazie Mille to my former self for giving me this great gift! Grateful for everyone in my life for all their support during this process. I have never smiled so much.
Today, I am in Dublin for my annual visit with my mother (who just got her IRISH passport!) and my Great Aunt Minnie. Instead of flying from JFK with them, I just met them here. I will certainly have a Guinness in celebration. CHEERS!
I’ll leave you with this video which is like my theme song while living this good life here: One Republic “Good Life”
So nice to see someone follow their dreams, well done!
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This pic was a self-made shot. I was on the beach in Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy, August 2012. The sign on the red boat in Italian means “Happy.”
Very beautiful shot!
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Interesting shot, love the “look” on the little guy!
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dali in florence
Passed this large statue on my way to class today. There’s a Dali exhibit going on just a few blocks away from me, which I hope to go see soon. I really like Surrealism in general, but Dali is definitely my favorite artist from this period. I’m going to Barcelona (and then Amsterdam) for spring break in two weeks and would also like to see the Dali Museum while I’m in Spain.
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I picked up a lot of about 20 of these Art Nouveau magazines a while back and fell in love…
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Starting the day on the right foot…
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Understanding Rome is officially endorsed by the world’s best rugby team ;)
It was a great pleasure showing the most gladiatorial (and tallest) group I’ve ever had around the mother of all stadia and the Roman Forum!
Must have had the ghosts whispering!
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Being raised on a pedestal