I arrived Monday morning at 8 a.m. and have been going full speed ahead for the past two days. Right now is the longest time I’ve been able to sit down in my apartment and just breathe.
But wow, it’s worth it. So far Milano is a wonderful city. Through the orientation events at the university we’ve covered a lot of ground and hit a lot of the tourist bases. We saw the beautiful Duomo cathedral and the big-label shops like Prada and Dolce & Gabbana, went clubbing on Corso Como, and consumed a lot of espresso. I’ve discovered a new favorite drink, though if I drank it everyday I would probably develop diabetes… I’s melted dark chocolate with a shot of espresso in it, served with a tiny spoon to scoop out the deliciousness. It was the house specialty of a gelato shop right by the Duomo and I don’t think it had a specific name, just espresso con cioccolato.
I think I should end this post because all I can think about is food right now..I will update tomorrow after my first Italian language class!
Ciao! (that’s one of about 11 words I can say so far…lI’ve got a long way to go, but a long time to learn.)