Firenze Files: An Introduction

I have arrived in Italy!  Actually, I arrived two days ago, but in the frenzy of traveling and unpacking and seeing some of the city I haven’t had a chance to post anything concrete until now.  I’m studying abroad in Florence, which is called “Firenze” in Italy, which is called “Italia” in Italian, which is … Continue reading

Firenze Files: Arrival

We got off the flight at the equivalent of 3 am.  We had just spent eight hours waffling between nearly-unlimited movie choices, uncomfortable sleep, and the sound of constantly-crying babies.  The Munich airport was modern and bright, and I immediately adjusted to living in the daylight.  Despite not being hungry, the morning light signaled for … Continue reading