I packed what I could of my art supplies and clothes into my two large suitcases and left New York on a beautiful Friday evening. It was sad to leave the rosy setting sun but exciting to imagine
all of the adventures that are yet to come. I arrived in Milan on to a cloudy and rainy
morning in Milan. My flight was eight and a half hour, but thankfully
without any layovers.
I arrived at the dormitory dead tired since I could not sleep on the plane. Instead of napping, I dropped my suitcases off in my room and set out to explore the city. I wandered for a
while without finding any landmarks, but one hour later, I found the Duomo!
(Later, when I obtained a map, I discovered that the Duomo is actually very close to the dormitory, I just happened to take an extremely indirect route to the cathedral.)
Though I tried to stay up the entire full first day in order to adjust to the new time zone, I could not make it. After exploring the area, and meeting some of my classmates, exhaustion took over.
I decided to nap for a half an hour.....which turned into three hours........
|Desk, Wardrobe, Refridgerator|
During my time in Florence last year, my classmates and I had terrible problems with mosquitoes. I did bring with me my cintronealla plug in, called Vape, but to my surprise, I have not had a
need for it. The person previously living in my dorm must have also engaged in the war
between man and mosquito because, to my great joy and relief, they taped
a mosquito net to my window!
|Protection From Predators|
My classmates and I discovered the hidden treasures of the dorm:
|View from the Top Floor|
|The Duomo from the Dorm|
It has been an great first few days packed with city tours and orientation information. I have learned so much already by taking walks around the beautiful city but there is definitely more to come.