As we came into the Sydney summer season, I had prepared myself for beach sessions and had been long anticipating glorious days under a sweltering sun stretched out on a sarong, lazing on beautiful white-sanded Australian beaches. So this then led me to ponder the last summer which I spent in Italy. Specifically, it led me to ponder the Italian beach experience.
It’s more than a fad or a craze. More than a phenomenon. It’s a way of life, an essential experience.
It combines two great loves of many tourists and locals alike: shopping, and the beach!
Bell’Italia, a wondrous, beautiful, romantic and sometimes baffling country. Here are some of the more interesting/strange things which I encountered during my semester abroad!
Each country has their own unique education system, and this can be incredibly confronting/fascinating/exciting for exchange students. While it can often be quite difficult to switch between systems and culturally-specific educational customs, it does make for very interesting experiences and great stories!
If you are thinking of going on exchange in Italy, here are some handy tips to prepare you for your exams!
Okay, here we go. This is a blog post that I never thought that I would be writing. To be honest, it concerns an issue which I never imagined that I would have. Moving overseas for six months, I was prepared to run into trouble in admin offices, at university, perhaps at train stations/bus stops.
Never, ever, did I think I would be absolutely rooted-to-the-spot stuck in the female sanitary aisle of the supermarket.
Everybody knows the Lake Como of George Clooney fame, the legendary body of water which draws the masses year after year and entices the wealthy to claim the historic villas which line the shore. But what about the town itself, the historic centre behind the lake?
Here is a quick down-low on five really simple ways which I decorated my room with things which I brought back from my semester abroad. They are really easy and quick ways to brighten the room and to capture a bit of that traveller spirit!
So here we go!