I am back in Spain for another year. I will continue to do updates like I did all last year.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Italy Adventure

Sara and I at St. Peter's

I had such a great time in Italy.  Seeing Sara again for the first time since we graduated GWU was great.  We went to see all the sights, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navarro, the Coliseum, the Palatine Hill, the Forum, the Vatican museums and St. Peter's Basilica.

We had such great meals in picturesque locations as well.

The one problem was all the tourists trying to do the same things we were doing.  It was a bit crowded in all the famous spots which is to be expected.  On Saturday night all the museums in Rome were open and free till 2 a.m. so we tried to take advantage of that and had some "fun" with history taking funny pictures with the Roman statues.  We went to the 2 museums that had no line, and therefore it was a much better experience.

The dome of St. Peter's

Gardens of the Vatican

Famous Torso by Michelangelo (He liked his naked men)

The Pieta
An impromptu concert we saw in one of the museums Saturday night in a beautiful really old building.

The Wedding Cake Building

The Coliseum

Arc of Constantine

Four Rivers Fountain by Bernini
Overall the English in Italy was pretty good, my students asked me today if the Italians spoke better English than them.  I said it was hard to tell because I understood the Italians and I understand my students.  This is my last week at the Language School and this week I should be receiving my letter that tells me where I am next year, I hope in Zaragoza.  As always comments are appreciated because I feel like people aren't reading this blog and I am wasting my time.


  1. Glad you had such a great trip. I like the photos, but have to wonder why you're not posting the funny Roman statues? More dirty naked men??? xoxo Tia E

  2. OMG Italy is gorgeous. That's one of my honeymoon dream locations. So what's so great about Zaragoza? Better location, better students?? Sound like your having a great time and I hope I can get some money and time off when I start working to come and visit!

  3. What fabulous pics!!! Sorry I have not been writing...been a little under the weather...LOL I really am feeling much better. The days are roller coaster days, up and down many times during the course of the day!

    It sure sounds like you are making the most out of this experience! I can't say I'm happy that you are planning to spend another year there. I miss you girls very much!!!

    How nice for you that you were able to connect with your college roommate!!

    I hope you will be coming home for a visit. Talk to you soon!