Monday, October 20, 2008
Cinque Terre, Classes, and Another Boring Weekend
Once again, sorry again for not posting anything for awhile, I don't seem to be the greatest at keeping up with this thing. Last Tuesday I took a solo trip to Cinque Terre, which was just about the coolest place that I've been on this Earth so far. It's basically 5 small towns in the mountains on the coast, and you hike between all of them. All of the houses in the towns are brightly colored, and when you look at it from a distance it almost looks like a box of crayos. The hikes provide for absolutely gorgeous sights along the way, most of which were up and down through vineyards. They were pretty physically exhilerating, especially between towns 3-4 and 4-5; both of these were pretty much 50 minutes up stairs and then like 40 down. It was well worth it in the end though, except for smelling like a locker room on the way home. I definitely recommend this to anybody who will be Italy when it's still warm enough to do this type of thing!
Classes seem to be getting better, my Economics of Globalization class is finally starting to get better. We're actually getting into stuff that I've somewhat heard of before, thanks to my partial reading of "Guns, Germs, and Steal" by Jared Diamond. The class makes me wish I had the book here in Italy so that I could finish it. All of my other classes seem to be going good as well, I got my presentation done in International Business Management so I can pretty much relax in that class until finals.
This weekend I stuck around here again, and that was boring, again.
As for now, I'm going to hang out with the Brazilians next door for a cookout that we have every Monday. It's a really good time, just sit around and cookout, listen to Bruno play the guitar, and drink Caipiroska. Two weeks ago, my friend Vini and I mixed up a batch of Caipiroska and everyone said that it was the best batch that they've had all year. I was officially deemed Brazilian after this haha. That's about all I got now, I leave for Madrid, Barcelona, Dublin, London, and possibly Rome on Thursday and I won't be back until November 9 or 10. I'm not sure if I'll be able to update until after that, but hopefully I'll have some good stories for my next post!