Finals season is in full swing so shenanigans have significantly decreased. I, fortunately, don’t have my final until 27 June so I was able to afford a few moments to enjoy myself this week....
Classes ended this past week and the reading period began. This coming week we get 17 new housemates. Our era of freedom is drawing to a close.
In this week’s episode: an average (yet warm) few days in Geneva, and a five-day adventure back to sweet home Chicago.
Last week got off to an interesting start.
This was my first free weekend in a long time and it’s been absolutely lovely. Almost every weekend of this study abroad program I have traveled somewhere—even if only a day-trip—and it has been totally exhausting.
It has now been over a month since Dan and I took our two-and-a-half-day trip to Tenerife, one of Spain’s Canary Islands. This post has been dormant, half-finished, for nearly as long; spring break and assignments, sadly, pushed it to the back burner. In light of my recent trip to Barcelona, I realized that I couldn’t write a blog post about one Spanish city without the context of the other. Plus, I’ve been working on this one long enough….
A summary of my Rome trip in numbers: 72 hours, 80,000 steps...and one 6,000+ word blog post.
This weekend marks the halfway point in my study abroad program. Isn’t that crazy? Starting tomorrow, I’ll be closer to leaving Geneva than arriving here. The days are getting longer as we creep closer to summer (soon the Sun will be up until 9pm! I can’t wait!) and the temperature is more consistently in the 60s. I’m itching to break out my sundresses…. With three months gone and three months to go, I feel I’ve done so much, but there’s still so much I have yet to do. The first half of this program progressed lazily, steadily, but now I’m afraid I won’t be able to accomplish everything I’d like to with the time remaining. I suppose it’s a nice problem to have.
At long last, only 12 days later, I have finally finished my overdue weekend blog post! (New resolution: get these posts out faster.) Two Saturdays ago, a group of us in the BU program went wine tasting at a local vineyard and Dan and I attended a football game (known as soccer to you Americans). Read on, if you’ve maintained interest even after two weeks!
Dan and I are about to fly off to enjoy a weekend stargazing on Tenerife in the Canary Islands! With all our planning for that trip, as well as a problem set due for physics yesterday, I still haven't been able to finish my post about the wine-tasting excursion and football game from Saturday. But I promise, it's coming soon! I certainly plan on blogging about our trip to Tenerife, but for now, here is a short post to update you on the goings-on of my week so far.