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.
Today, on “Maddie’s Adventures in Switzerland”: a tram accident, lots of French food, and a day trip to a Swiss town whose mountains are straight from a wanderlust Pinterest board.
After 9 days of living in Geneva, I’ve begun to recognize some of the norms of Swiss culture and society. Storefront windows displaying artisan cheeses and watches; a linguistic fusion of French, German, and Italian on food labels in grocery stores; and the ubiquitousness of the letters “CH”...