These last couple of weeks here in Europe have been nothing but pure perfection. Many of us continued our travels and went to places like: Greece, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Paris. As we are coming to an end here many of us here abroad have been traveling as much as possible before heading back to the States! It is sad to think that this amazing adventure is close to being over!
As most of you will be celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, many of the students from SHU will be traveling. John Cabot gave us the day off on Thursday to do as we please to celebrate the Holiday in our own ways. Now my roomates and I were planning this huge Thanksgiving dinner, but there is one big issue. Where in the world do we find a turkey! Things like going to the super market and getting a perfect turkey for the family, just is not a thing here. How crazy is that! So it looks like a lot of homemade mashed potatoes and chicken will be served on Thanksgiving here in Italy!
PASTA PASTA PASTA! how could I forget the pasta! While traveling around the world, all me and my roommates could time about was being back in Rome with a huge dish of fresh pasta. Now many ask, is the food as good as everyone says? YES. what do you get when you come to italy? PASTA! Within all of these posts I havent really mentioned anything about food! In the area Trastevere, in which John Cabot is located, they are known for there pizza and prime italian dishes. Now in the states we think of pizza as this 8 piece circle, cut and cooked to perfection. In Italy it is very different. The best type of pizza is the square flatt bread. They cut the slices to order, which makes it fresh for every customer. They do not have pizza where you can order it ahead of time and pick it up. It simple is first come, first serve basis. I have to say, if you visit this area or come abraod here, there seasonal Pumpkin pizza is simple AMAZING!
I have no idea where the time here in Rome has went! Many say that it seems like a life time being away from home, but honestly this cobbled stone providence is truly starting to feel like home and it is so sad that it is almost done! For those students thinking about going abroad and are struggling with the concept of time away from family and friends, forget that. This is an opportunity of a life time, and time is your best friend. You tend to start wishing for more as time continues.
Within in the next coouple of weeks I will be posting my final posts! If anyone has any questions do not hesitiate to contact me !