Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Benvenuti in Italia!

Just changed my current fb location to Florence, Italy!  It has finally hit me that I am now living in another country and will be here for the next 4 months!

We departed out of Dulles Airport at 4:20pm on Sunday, January 22nd.  I am living with my lovely friend Mina Choi, who is also at VT student.

I said good bye to my family and it was off to Florence!

We flew in Air France's Air Bus which was a huge plane!  

We were originally sitting in a row of 4 seats with an older French couple, but they were moved to another row so Mina and I got the entire row to ourselves!! Nice and spacious!

We had these really cool TV screens in front of our seats which showed a live camera view of our airplane taking off and landing!  It was really cool to watch.

This was our cute little breakfast we had on the plane in the morning.  Yogurt, muffin, OJ and hot tea!  The yogurt was pretty gross, but we ate it anyway. 

For Dinner (don't have a picture) we had a delicious pasta dish with this weird side of beans or potatoes?  I have no idea what it was, but we ate it anyway!  We also had yummy chocolate pudding and our own little bottle of red wine. Our little flight attendant gave me this odd look when he went to collect my trash and noticed my wine bottle was completely empty...he was probably thinking "you stupid American lush! 

Our connecting flight from Paris to Florence we had the most obnoxious group of girls on our flight!  It's no wonder the French hate us...they were so annoying ordering champagne and croissants at the airport in Paris before we left for Florence.  Luckily I passed out during the flight so I didn't have to listen to them ramble on, but I did hear one say, and I quote "I can't wait to go Jersey style in Florence".......what does that even mean? 

There are approx 250 API Study Abroad students in our group so we've been busy meeting lots of new girls!  Out of us all there are about 6 guys in the program, lucky them. 

Until my next post, have a wonderful day friends and family, love and miss you all! Ciao!


  1. Awesome! This sounds so exciting! PLEASE have some good wine and cheese for me while you are there!!!

  2. Jenny would LOVE this post...80% about food...and you've only had airplane food so far! haha Can't wait to see the pics of the lucious Italia food that you will be partaking in! Until the next post...amore

  3. I LOVE THIS!!!! It sounds like you're off to quite a start! Enjoy your time there! It will fly by...but it better because we miss you too much!

  4. What a lucky girl! Sounds like you are going to have a blast! So happy I found your blog!!!