My last trip

Hello all,

It’s very sad to say that this past weekend was my last trip. I will be in Florence for my last weekend to see all of the monuments and museums. I went to Corfu Island Greece this past weekend and it was absolutely incredible. The view from our hotel was the ocean!! I spent the weekend on the beach and at the bar. The way to the beach was 120 steps, I had to do this 3-4 times a day for food, and to the bar. It was a crazy weekend with the booze cruise and at the bar.

I will very busy these next few weeks with 4 presentations and 5 finals in 2 days. So I will not be able to post until I get home May 11. I will try to keep everyone updated.

Sincerely,

Melissa

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Last weekend of relaxation

Hello all,

I stayed back in Florence for the weekend and it was really fun!! I got to hang out with one of my friends from my soccer class and I also went to a Florentina game!!! The game was against Inter Milan, we had great seats and the game was very good!! Florentina won 5-4. This is my last weekend of relaxation because I will be going on my last trip this next weekend and then the next week is presentations and also my last weekend in Florence    😦 I am very bittersweet to say I will be home in a little over 2 weeks!! It has been an amazing experience and Im ready to start preparing for season and a fun summer!! For the SVC people I will be at graduation if you want to see me before summer!!

 

See y’all then!! Buona Giornata

Melissa

Nice France

Hello all,

This past weekend I traveled to Nice France or most people call it the French Riviera! It was absolutely beautiful!! I was only there really for one full day but it was perfect. I was looking for a place to relax for a weekend because I will be very very busy the next few weeks with finals in all. So I layed on the beach from 9:30-2 and I am officially burnt, not even kidding I look like a lobster I am so red the people who really know me I burn easy but it only happens once a year and I guess Nice was the place. I won’t be traveling for another 2 weeks then I will be going on my last trip to Greece! I can not believe that my time here is almost over. I will miss this place like crazy!! Anyways I’m going to enjoy the time that I have then the real work happens when I get home soccer and working preparing for my last season!!

 

Sincerely,

Melissa

My experience so far

Hello all,

I have been doing a lot of growing up here in Italy. I have been through some stressful times on my own and had to learn to deal with them on my own. I have learned to budget my money, travel on my own, stay away from places that are bad, grow as a person, and just have respect for the people around me and have respect for myself. Before if I was upset with someone I would just argue now I just talk it out with person and fix the issue compared to just yelling and not resolving it.

At a certain point in the beginning I was afraid to be myself because I was afraid people would judge me but in the end I’m not afraid anymore because at the end of the day you are only yourself and who cares what people think. I have become more responsible. Going abroad has taught me to become an adult. I’m not afraid to be on my own and I’m not afraid of making choices for myself. I only have a few weeks left and I plan to make the most of them. Some might say that you’re in vacation mode over here or not in reality but to be honest this is most realistic my life has ever been and it was an eye opener. I think everyone should travel! Seeing the world is truly amazing. I have been to cities I couldn’t even imagine going to and I have only been to a few. I want to see the whole world, but of course some places are to dangerous so I will be smart about it but I hate having a routine. I love living in the now because that’s all we have, I mean yes we have a future and its always smart to plan but the now is what we only have.

Life gives us choices and it is up to us to make them, good or bad. I plan to live my life the way I want it. Going to Italy was a dream come true and now I get to have new dreams. My next dream is for my senior soccer season and it is for my team to win the Conference championship and go to the NCAA tournament for the first time and we can  do it. The last thing to I’m going to say is be yourself and the real people around you will stick by you, live you life, screw a routine, do things you wouldn’t think of doing, you only have one life, fall in love and if you get hurt build yourself back up, life is about taking chances so take that chance. There is no new me, just me doing things I needed to do in my life.

 

 

Sincerely,

Melissa

Relaxing and Beautiful Weekend

Hello all,

This past weekend was my last school excursion, and it was a beautiful one. We spent the weekend in Desenzano which is right by Lake Garda, and spent the day in Sirmione. We got to take a boat ride around the island of Sirmione. The view was amazing, being on the water reminded me of the summer and how I love being on the water. Then we went to Verona on Sunday. It was a very beautiful city, they call it the city of love. I got to see Romeo and Juliet’s houses which were very pretty. I saw the balcony that was written in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The city is very enjoyable the shopping district was amazing. The next stop is Nice France for the weekend, time to sit back and relax for a few days. I’m trying to relax as much as possible due to a crazy summer and crazy next semester.

 

Sincerely,

Melissa Mascari

 

The Crazy Spring Break Experience

Hello all,

I got back to Florence on sunday evening. It was a crazy trip I have got to say. I started off with my flight being delayed to go to Ireland. That I had changed because I thought I would arrive at 8pm instead of 10pm. Well the first flight got diverted to Bologna and then by the time I got to Paris it was 9:00pm the last flight was out at 9:20pm so I had to stay overnight in Paris and had a flight out at 7:00pm so I got like 3 hours of sleep. But I arrived in Ireland finally that next morning and took a cab that cost me 65 euro! Because the place we were staying was 30 minutes outside of Dublin. Spent the day in Dublin and the Guinness Factory wish was awesome!! Then spent the whole night out and went to a few bars and ended up in some crazy 4 storied club. Anyways we didn’t get home until very early in the morning. The next morning we went back into Dublin, saw the Dublin Castle then walked around and ate then went back to get ready for our planes the next morning.

The next stop for me was LONDON ENGLAND, this was a very interesting experience and scary. It took me a train and 2 subways to get to my hostel but I finally arrived and then I woke up the next morning to 3 men in the mixed room I had. So I moved to a different room and went on my journey into London. I started my day in westminster. I was BIG BEN, Parliament, the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace. After I went on a bus tour I went shopping and did a few attractions. I ate then went back early to get some sleep for the next day. The next day was one of the scariest days of my life. It was the day of the London attack, earlier that day I went to the aquarium then I went on a bus tour again which ended at the Westminster station right across the street from where the and hit those people and killed that cop. I was in that area 15 minutes before it actually happening. I was walking to Piccadilly Circus thankfully. I found out from my mother because she called me 15 times but mine phone wasn’t working but when I found wifi I called her back and found out. I was so scared so I got an uber and went back to my hostel which was 30 minutes away. Then stayed in and left the next morning early for Glasgow Scotland.

The last stop was Glasgow Scotland, this place was incredibly amazing and beautiful. This city was my relaxing city because I knew that the other cities were going to crazy. So I just walked around the city I didn’t get a chance to see any castle’s but the next time I go I will.

My spring break ended with me getting food poisoning which I currently still have but going away. The break was something I will remember for the rest of my life!!

Till next time,

Melissa

Spring Break

Hey all,

Today I have 2 midterms and I have to pack for an adventurous week in the UK area. I will be in Ireland for 3 days and Saint Patty’s Day, I will be in London England for 3 days, then end the journey in Glasgow Scotland. I am super excited to go!!! Just got to get through the next 2 days and fly out then I will be in paradise for the next week and a half!!

 

Ill keep everyone updated!!

Ciao,

Melissa