Monday, May 28, 2007

fun fun fun

the castello eurialo was really interesting. it was built pre-bc and is still stanging. it's a point high on a hill that looks out over most of the land which was a good spot for defending.

sunday we had class also. we went to see the statue of the Venus, the goddess of love. it was amazing! we sat and talked about it for about 2 hours. you can get so much out of one piece of art by just asking certain questions and contemplating their answers.

sunday was a huge fùtbol game for siracusa. our professor told us about the game and some of us decided to go. that was one of the best experiences i've had thus far. it was so cool to see the pride for the team. the thing about this game was that if they won they would move from D league to C league...which doesnt mean they are bad, they are actually really fricken good. we all bought siracusa scarves (only £5) and tied them around our waist because everyone else was doing the same thing and we wanted to be like real fans. lmao. they ended up winning and all the players took off all their clothes and were walking around in their undies! ahahahaha interesting tradition. later that evening we went to dinner at this GREAT restaurant. omg it was so good! the waiters were funny too!

today (moday) we went around ortigia (the island) and had a scavenger hunt...pretty cool. i'll probably go to the rocks this afternoon. later we have italian lessons! im pretty excited about it!

everything is going well,
<3 erin

Friday, May 25, 2007

in siracusa

we moved into our apartment yesterday afternoon. it is really nice! i love the tile. it's huge white marble squares. our room is nice, not small, and we have our own bathroom (ashley and i). we have a mini balcony, you can take one step out and that's it. lol. the shower isnt bad at all.

last night we went to dinner and a bar. it was really fun! we met some italian's who want us to go to the disco-teca with them. lol. fredrico, fabio, john carlo, bennedecto, and some others. lol. they are so nice. they try to speak english to us....they are lovin the american girls. it was fun

we start class tomorrow. we are going to see the Castello Eurialo. cant say anything about it right now but i will talk about it later.

this city is so nice! they have so many beautiful buildings. and the people are great!

more later,
ERIN (which by the way i'm thinking of changing for this month. they cant say my name)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

first and second day :)


so at this moment i just had a mojito....really really strong. and im kinda feeling it in my eyes and hands.

yesterday was the long flight....or maybe three days...depending on...well anyways. the flight over to lodon wasnt bad. it was 9 hours but didnt feel like it. they had screens for each person and we got to choose what movie we watched. i watched pursuit of happiness. and we got a 3 course meal!! chicken and rice. good desert. ok getting to the good part. we got to london and were like, on to catania. we went through another security check and went up to look at the screen to find out what gate to go to. what did the screen say????? flight cancelled...??? what are we supposed to do? we went to the information desk and they told us that the air traffic control in italy was on strike. we went back to the ticket counter and first the guy told us there were no flights available for the rest of the week. BUT!!! as soon as miss ashley said we had a class starting on the 24th they found us a seat in the morning. the guy was super helpful. they put us in a hotel and fed us breakfast, lunch, and dinner! yay! we met some ladies who had been to london before and hung with them. they had had the same problem with their flight. we went to harrod's, a five level department store. it was really fun. then we left our friends and walked around london. it was so fun! i liked it!

food at hotel was good

ok...on to the next day....we got to the airport on time and checked in. they put us in first class whaaaaaat. we got to go to an executive lounge for free breakfast. flight was short. catania...we couldnt find the bus. then found it. didnt know where to get off. showed the bus driver that we wanted to go to agora hostel. he told us to get off right then. we got off and had no idea where to go. we went into a book store and a hooootttt italian buff man told us where to go. we walked through so fish smelling sh*t and eventually found the hostel. it's like i expected. and they have happy hour!!!! yeah! we walked all over this city. the buildings are amazing!!! beautiful architecture! and in the park there were old men playing cards!!! i loved it.ù

tomorrow free breakfast and back to the airport to be picked up to go to siracusa.

ash needs the comp...

im excited. we've done so much already!

ok. the end

p.s. the guys here know english words like sexy and number one! lol. they also do the ch ch thing like mexicans but it sounds more like sss sss lmao (laughing my ass off...this is for those who think it meant lame-o)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Almost Ready

So on Sunday I leave to Dallas and Monday we leave to Italy. I am pretty excited and nervous.