First official day of class!

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And so we begin. We walked forever and climbed so many steps, but it was totally worth it for all of the gorgeous sites we saw. Buildings and streets and beautiful vistas. This city is so breathtaking. The bad part is that you can't seem to take it all in at the rate you need to. I'm still trying to digest all of the info I took in today.

All of the girls in our group here are pretty cool. We're all pretty different, but we all have this insane intereste in art, arhcitecture and interior design, so we always seem to find something to talk about. Tonight we all went out to a wine bar and hsared a few bottles of good red wine. They were really loud, but we all had a good time. Sometimes I wish the girls would try not to be so "American." I mean, how hard is it to say "ciao" or "grazie" or "per favore?" At least try to blend in. It gets on my nerves a bit. I try my best to fit in and then our cover gets blown and we're tagged as the loud, obnoxious American girls, and I don't want that label.

My jet lag is a lot better. I think my body is finally adjusting. Well so far I've had the vino and the caffe. All that's left is to have a cappuccino and some gelato and I'm good to go!

"It's easy to be a tourist; it's harder to be an architectural observer."  - Stewart Abbott

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Ponte Vecchio.
Ponte Vecchio.
Ponte Vecchio.
Ponte Vecchio.
Part of the wall surrounding Flore…
Part of the wall surrounding Flor…
Climbing the steps to San Miniato …
Climbing the steps to San Miniato…
more steps.
more steps.
San Miniato al Monte.
San Miniato al Monte.
view of Florence below.
view of Florence below.
inside San Miniato al Monte.
inside San Miniato al Monte.
painted interior.
painted interior.
singing monks in the back of the b…
singing monks in the back of the …
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