Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Only days away now...
The journey officially starts tomorrow morning with the drive to Indy to see Nana and Pops and Auntie Vicki before heading up to Chicago on Saturday. The bags are packed, the iPod is charged, and logistically, I'm ready to go!
I'll be spending the semester at the American University of Rome, which is mostly made up of study abroad students, which is nice because we'll all be in the same boat. A little background for you: the school is located in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome. If you imagine Rome as a square with the Tiber river winding through the center, the Vatican is in the northwestern corner and AUR is in the southwestern corner, across the river from the city center, which includes the Colosseum and the Ancient Roman Forum. Trastevere is filled with pizzerias, trattorias (cafes) and restaurants, and is famous for the Piazza Santa Maria, with one of the oldest churches in the city (and in Rome, that's saying something!)
Can't believe it's almost here! The next time I post, I'll include some pictures of AUR and Rome!!