Thursday, April 21, 2011
I'll be in Italy next week! O.M.G.
Though I've been planning the trip for a long time (and have been learning Italian since September) I can't believe the time is finally here.
I haven't traveled this far on my own before, so it should be an interesting adventure. And, I haven't been to Europe since I was in college and never to Italy for real, so I'm very excited. So far, my plans are pretty simple: See some art. See some ruins. Write. Eat gelato in massive quantities.
I've always wanted to go to Italy, so I'm really happy that I'm making the dream come true. Going on my own feels a little intimidating, but the prospect of putting it off until a friend or significant other could come with me feels like wasting time. And so, I go into the unknown -- to enjoy myself, to use my questionable language skills, to learn more about the world, to meet people and soak in some life.
I'll try to put up a post from the road, but if I somehow don't, I'll give you a full Buzz blog recap when I return.
Is there somewhere special in the world you want to visit someday? Where would you like to travel and why? And, any last travel tips for me?
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