Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Final Post

Alright, this is going to be my last post.  School is beginning to pile up so I do not have a lot of time to post a long entry.  I guess for the ones that still check this, you are saying that you never have time to keep us posted.  But I will be coming home soon in about 2 1/2 weeks so let me have something to tell you in person.  The last ten day trip has come to an end.  It was really a busy ten days as we started in Venice and ended up in Bologna.  Along the way we visited Parma, Vecenzia, Pavoda, Verona, and probably a few more that I am leaving out.  Venice was by far my favorite.  I knew of the "city on the sea" but had no earthly idea that it really lives and breaths it.  Everything in Venice is designed around the ocean.  I did not see a car for two day as we travel by boat mostly.  We were lucky because "Judy" one of our professors, lived in Venice, for eight years so she knew her ins and outs of the city.  We were very fortunate not to be anywhere near the earthquake when that struck.  It was much further south than us. The trip flew by really fast stopping along the way as I mentioned before. Each city was known for something different. 

Parma: Parmesan cheese
Vecenzia and Pavoda: art and typical Italian villas
Verona: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Lastly we stopped in Bologna.  This is where we spent Easter Sunday.  We did have time to go to church, which was a great experience.  First of all the church was Catholic and in Italian, so needless to say I was lost most of the time.  But I did catch the Lord's Prayer and an Alleluia here and there.  The best part of the service was the music.  The music of the choir just echoed through the huge Bologna Cathedral.


I am headed to Prague, Czech Republic this weekend for my last little travel before I return home.  I will be home May 3rd just in case anyone wants to greet me at the airport.  See you soon and I will fill in all the gaps that I have left out.  


If you are really interested our class has a blog that will be updated until we leave.  http://clemsoningenova.blogspot.com/ it has a recap of the whole semester.  Sorry, I kind of let the blog fall behind for most of the trip. But I hope you all enjoyed it for the most part even with all the horrible grammatical errors.