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Italy day 4-5

Publicerad 2010-02-27 14:43:19 i

Finally at home! We were supposed to be home around 6pm last night, but because of delays and the weather we had to land at Arlanda airport instead of Skavsta. That made us VERY late and we didn't get home until 9.30 am. Would you believe me if I told you that we were really tired?

Anyway, I will now continue to tell about the week. On our third day, when we went to Claudio's to see a movie, everyone fell asleep and we ended up going home without finish watching, haha.

So...

Day 4 (25/2 2010)
Hm.. now I have to think... School as usual. We went straight to the gym hall to play some volleyball. We sucked bad times, haha. Me and Lovisa went out for a bit to get some sun. The weather was really great! Henrik borrowed my camera today as well, and had fun with it, but unfortunately the battery died during the morning. It was really bad luck because in the afternoon we went to Rome and there were a lot I would've liked to take pictures of.

On the bus to Rome there was no seat left for me with Lovisa, Henrik and Sara so I got to sit by myself. But it wasn't so bad. A guy, who wasn't part of the project, sat down beside me. He, and a few girls were going guide us a little in Rome. Well, I started talking to him, and we talked all the way to Rome and since he didn't know anyone there, beside me now, we walked around together and he gave me a little bit of a personal guided tour. I must say that Italians are very friendly! In Sweden I would probably never have started talking to him, and even if I would I don't think we would have talked so much.

We walked around in Rome for like 4-6 hours before we reached our goal. A restaurant where we were going to have pizza. 70 persons in one restaurant. I can promise you, that the staff was really busy, and stressed out. But it was a great night! Even though we were dead tired with aching feet. Since we had dinner around 8pm we didn't get home until 10.30pm or something like that, and then I had to pack my bags so it was a late night. I'm not even sure if I really slept much that night. Just think I was between waking and sleeping. The last hour though I did sleep, but then at 4.07am the alarm rang. Time to wake up.

Day 5 (26/2 2010)
As I said, at 4.07am I woke up. It was time to leave. I got some quick breakfast in my room and then we left for the train station. We went to Rome and then to the airport. We had some breakfast and did some shopping (we had had barely no time at all for that during our visit). Again, we had to wait because the flight was very late. Also, as I said we had to land at Arlanda airport instead of Skavsta so we had to wait even more. I was so tired that I wanted to cry. I didn't want to wait anymore. I just wanted to go home and sleep. I slept a little on the bus though, and then I went to the back where the others sat and talked with them and played some cards.

Now I've told you a "little" about my trip to Rome. There's of course much more to tell, but at the moment I can't remember everything, haha.

Oh! Jamie Oliver on TV, me want to see!
Bye!



By the way! I must tell you about our way back to the bus after dinner on our fourth day! We walked to the bus, talking, having fun with different English accents and followed a group of people we thought was our group. After a while we realized that perhaps it wasn't our group so Henrik walked over to see and NO... it wasn't our group. We were lost! We called around and finally an Italian teacher was going to meet us at the square we walked from, and THEN we came to the bus. It was acutally a bit of fun, haha. Well, Jamie Oliver's waiting. See you!

Italy, day 1-3

Publicerad 2010-02-24 18:14:29 i

Sa, da sitter jag har i Italien, Fuimicino, tror jag det heter. Vi har precis kommit hem fran en liten utflykt. Jag tankte att jag lite "kort" skulle beratta vad som hant an sa lange, men eftersom de inte har vara 3 sista bokstaver i alfabetet kor jag resten pa engelska, det blir lattast och bilder kommer nar jag kommer hem, so here it goes.....

Day 1 (22/2 2010):
We had to get up at around 4am to catch the flight in time. The flight took about 3 hours where I slept most of the time. We arrived in Rome just before 10am and then took the bus to town where we decided to go eating. Most of us ate pasta and a few pizza. Both were great. We left the bags at the station so I only brought my camera. We walked around for a while before we had to catch the train to Maccarese. Jacqueline asked almost every person she saw about the stop, and after a while we arrived at the station where we met our host families. My family is really great! They are so kind all the time and Francesco speaks very good English, though his parents doesn't speak at all. Anyway, we got home and immediately left for the mall. It's like the second biggest mall in Europe, and it's really huge! We met other students from other countries and their hosts and just walked around, had dinner, went bowling and then home. I took a shower and then went straight to bed. I was REALLY tired after the very long, but very awesome day!

Day 2 (23/2 2010):
Today was Sara's birthday so at the mall last night we bought her a present, which she loved!

So the day started at 6.30 am (too early, haha) where I got up, got dressed and had breakfast. The breakfast was very different from ours. They had croissant looking things, chocolate, biscuits and so on. More like our coffee breaks, haha. But I had a little for breakfast before we went to the bus to get to school. It took about 40 minutes and when we finally arrived we got to go with them to class. If you think that we behave "badly", it's nothing like in Italy, haha. They are very noisy and everyone talks at once. I don't know if it's only now that we are here or if they're always like this. Well, we went to school, had classes, a few presentations from the countries and a small concert by some Italian students, and then we went to Rome and the Vatican city. The weather was really great, and on the train station in Maccarese we sunbathed! Just sat there in our tanktops enjoying life. Rome was great too! We went to see the St Peter's Church where the Pope lives next door. It was amazing! I have never seen such splendor in my life.

We also went shopping in Rome. I found myself a bag and Sara and Lovisa were running in and out of stores like maniacs, haha. I think the like to shop. The shopping had to be pretty quick so we could catch the train back. Since it was Sara's birthday we wanted to celebrate her properly by going to a restaurant. I actually had pizza, and it was really tasty! Since we'd never had pizza with nutella, they ordered that for us but it didn't taste very well. Though I believe Henrik has another opinion about that.

So that's our second day. After dinner we just walked around before we got home. I got to bed at 12.30 am so guess if it was difficult to get out of bed on our third day!

Day 3 (24/2 2010):
Day three is not over yet but there's still much to tell. We were supposed to be at school at 8.15 for our presentation about our rooms. When we arrive we aren't allowed to go inside because the bell hadn't rung yet, so we had to wait outside. Then the teachers were late, then everything's just crazy, and the presentation that was going to start at 8.15 started at 8.50, haha.

After the presentation was finally over we went to the gym and we got to try archery. I did really bad..... so let's change the subject! The food around here is very special. The have coffe breaks where they serve biscuits, cookies, cake and so on, and then some class and after that lunch. They usually bring their own food but when weìre here we get lunch. Yesterday it was sandwhich with fried something and tomatoes, and we were shocked because to us that is no proper lunch. Today though, we had ravioli, flat, large meatballs and fries. They also served wine to the lunch and since it's an age limit of 16 to drink alcohol in Italy no one care if the students had a glass.

Lunch was really good today, but afterwards we had to wait. Again. There's a lot of waiting in Italy. LOTS. But at the same time as it's boring it's also a good time to socialize and meet new people! So, we waited... but when the waiting was done we took the bus to a nature reserve in Fuimicino where we got to by horse (not horseback riding though) around and see many beautiful trees and the lake. It was really great. Everything is so green around here. It's almost like summer, or late spring. I love it!

As you notice, I'm sitting here writing at the moment, but soon we will have dinner and then we will go to Claudio, one of the Italian boys, to watch a movie. We do everything in a big group and it's very fun! When I get home, everyone will get sick of me at once! I've got so much to tell that I will talk your ears off, haha.

But now I have to go. Hope cold Sweden is well!
See you soon, bye!

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Publicerad 2010-02-21 15:23:13 i

Less than two hours til the bus leaves... Why can't the time move faster! I've been awake since 8.45 this morning (Disney woke me up) so I've waited and waited and waited... haha. But at least I got something done, took a walk, baked scones for my mum, shovelled... and computer, lol.

Anyway, on Jakob's request I will try and update my blog while in Italy. If there's a computer I can use of course.

Til next time, enjoy this awesome song!


Hardcore Superstar - Someone Special

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