Photo of the Day.

3/31

Spent easter with my second family at the Vatican.

Spent Easter with my second family (and the Pope).

3/30

Regretting not letting the flesh eating fish have a nibble at my feet.

Regretting not letting the flesh eating fish have a nibble at my feet.

3/29

My first bloody mary in Europe. Prague-version.

My first bloody mary in Europe. Prague-version.

3/28

Prague Easter Market!

Hello Prague–Easter Market!

3/27

Won't exactly be missing tube life in London.

Won’t exactly be missing tube life in London.

3/26

"Performing" on the same stage U2 and the Police played on.

“Performing” on the same stage U2 and the Police played on.

3/25

Blending in in Londontown.

Blending in in Londontown.

3/24

Outside the British Museum.

Outside the British Museum.

3/23

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Trafalgar Square on a classic rainy day.

3/22

An unexpected trip to the hospital to visit Christopher.

An unexpected trip to the hospital in London to visit Christopher.

3/21

A friendly face visitor all the way from the US; marked the start to a great Spring Break.

A friendly face visitor all the way from the US; marked the start to a great Spring Break.

3/20

Writing a paper for Travel Writing about my favorite park in Rome.

Writing a paper for Travel Writing about my favorite park in Rome.

3/19

Someone has to be the messy roommate... Sorry lursauce.

Someone has to be the messy roommate… So happy she puts up with me.

3/18

Their last Italian dinner! Missing you already Mom and Dad.

Their last Italian dinner! Missing you already Mom and Dad.

3/17

Now the question is, do you prefer the real Duomo or the Pseudo-Duomo?

Now the question is, do you prefer the real Duomo or the Pseudo-Duomo?

3/16

Cooking class in Chianti, Tuscany.

Cooking class in Chianti, Tuscany.

3/15

Venetian adventure with the parents.

Venetian adventure with the parents.

3/14

Parents brought Carmen and I to Florence for some much welcomed hotel life.

Parents brought Carmen and I to Florence for some much welcomed hotel life.

3/13

White smoke & Pope Francis' inauguration--got to see it all!

White smoke & Pope Francis’ inauguration–got to see it all!

3/12

Showing them a little taste of Roman night life.

Showing them a little taste of Roman night life.

3/11

Parents in St. Peter's Square.

Parents in St. Peter’s Square.

3/10

Finally saw the inside the inside of the Colosseum.

Finally saw the inside the inside of the Colosseum.

3/9

Dad's first lesson: Tourism is tiring.

Dad’s first lesson: Tourism is tiring.

3/8

LOOK WHO SHOWED UP TO ROME. First thing they saw--Pantheon.

LOOK WHO SHOWED UP TO ROME. First thing they saw–Pantheon.

3/7

Apparently I thought I went to Saint Norberts for the night.

Apparently I thought I went to Saint Norberts for the night.

3/6

Finally found me a place to get a good smoothie in this country!

Finally found me a place to get a good smoothie in this country!

3/5

Good weather is finally here, but with it came the tourists.

Good weather is finally here, but with it came the tourists.

3/4

My roman dryer...it works until the wind comes.

My roman dryer…it works until the wind comes.

3/3

Carmen in bead heaven at the Sunday flea market.

Carmen in bead heaven at the Sunday flea market.

3/2

UW friends meeting high school friends.

UW friends meeting high school friends.

3/1

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Hopped on a train and ended up in Orvieto in Tuscany!

2/28

SAE reunion in Rome?

SAE reunion in Rome?

2/27

Benedict riding in the Popemobile before his last appearance at the Vatican.

Benedict riding in the Popemobile during his last appearance at the Vatican.

2/26

Found my new favorite park, finally fulfilling deprivation of nature!

Villa Doria Pamphili–Found my new favorite park, finally fulfilling deprivation of nature!

2/25

Caffe (Expresso) vending machine became my new best friend.

Caffe (Expresso) vending machine became my new best friend.

2/24

Beautiful view from Topkapi Palace.

Finally a sunny day in Istanbul–view from Topkapi Palace.

2/23

Bosphorous boat tour to see the Asian & European side from the water.

Bosphorous boat tour to see the Asian & European side from the water.

2/22

Blending in at the Blue Mosque.

Blending in (?) at the Blue Mosque.

2/21

Our first pistachio baklava...WELCOME TO TURKEY.

Our first pistachio baklava…WELCOME TO TURKEY.

2/20

Not a bad destination for an evening stroll.

Not a bad destination for an evening stroll.

2/19

Our friends visiting from France.

Dave and Sean visiting from France exploring their Italian taste buds.

2/18

Apparently studying abroad actually calls for some studying. Hello Midterm season.

Apparently studying abroad actually calls for some studying. Hello Midterm season.

2/17

Sleeping on a wood-like mattress was totally worth it to get to see Anna's home stay.

Sleeping on a wood-like mattress was totally worth it to get to see Anna’s home stay.

2/16

Climbed the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence for a beautiful view.

Climbed the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence for a beautiful view.

2/15

I think Kate cried tears of joy about 3 times in Italy.

I think Kate cried tears of joy about 3 times in Italy.

2/14

Unexpected abroad souvenir? (Mrs. Lurie please note that this wasn't my idea)

Unexpected abroad souvenir? (Mrs. Lurie please note that this wasn’t my idea)

2/13

Went to Basilica de Santa Maria for Ash Wednesday Mass.

Ash Wednesday Mass at Basilica de Santa Maria–the first church in Rome to celebrate mass.

2/12

Brussel sprouts, salmon, & spinach pasta. Watch out Rachael Ray.

Brussel sprouts, salmon, & spinach pasta. Watch out Rachael Ray.

2/11

Nothing like a good escape to the park.

Nothing like a good escape to the park.

2/10

Biked around the ocean and through Barcelona's parks. We are low key the best tourists.

Biked around the ocean and through Barcelona’s parks. We are low key the best tourists.

2/9

Went to Sitges--a smaller beach town near Barcelona--to celebrate Carnival.

Went to Sitges–a smaller beach town near Barcelona–to celebrate Carnival.

2/8

Just a little taste of paella.

Just a little taste of paella.

2/7

From taxi to bus to train to airport..longest day.

From taxi to bus to train to airport to Barcelona..longest day of travel.

2/6

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Had a little too much fun with this girl on her visit from Florence.

2/5

64th Primetime Emmy Awards Press Room

Ended my day by watching this family for a little reminder of home.

2/4

CELEBRATED CARMENS 21ST!

CELEBRATED CARMENS 21ST!

2/3

Great company, deep conversation, and a beautiful view..couldn't have asked for a better day in the Rome.

Deep conversation and a beautiful view..couldn’t have asked for a better day in the Rome.

2/2

Vorrei gnocchi per favore.

Vorrei gnocchi per favore.

2/1

The result of touring places alone...just me and St. Peters Basilica!

The result of touring places alone…just me and St. Peters Basilica!

1/31

This actually happened. Lowest of lows.

This actually happened. Lowest of lows.

1/30

Drinking a bottle of wine before class is fine until you have to take notes..

Drinking a bottle of wine before class is fine until you have to take notes..

1/29

Erica's version of yoga at a trip to the park.

Erica’s version of yoga at a trip to the park.

1/28

Finally caved and bought an umbrella from the umbrella men...it broke in 20 minutes.

Finally caved and bought an umbrella from the umbrella men…it broke in 20 minutes.

1/27

Took a boat tour through the canals on our last day. Learned that there are over 100 bridges throughout the city.

Took a boat tour through the canals on our last day. Learned that there are over 100 bridges throughout the city!

1/26

Bought these hats in desperation to warm up.

Finally caved and bought these hats in desperation to warm up.

1/25

The group at our walking tour for our first taste of Amsterdam.

The group at our walking tour for our first taste of Amsterdam.

1/24

First weekend travels=success. Waiting at the Amsterdam airport for our train into the city.

First flight across Europe=success. Waiting at the Amsterdam airport for our train into the city.

1/23

Pizza Vegetariana-Tonights pizza was the best I've tried so far!

Pizza Vegetariana-Tonights pizza was the best I’ve tried so far!

1/22

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Our new friend Claudio who taught us a lot about Italy while sipping on a new favorite drink that has freshly chopped ginger and cucumber in it. I never want a mixed drink from Mondays ever again.

1/21

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Shout out to all the haters who told me I wouldn’t be able to find peanut butter in Europe.

1/20

Today it sunk in that I actually don't have to leave this place. I love my new home.

Today it sunk in that I actually don’t have to leave this place. I love my new home.

1/19

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Just bought some tickets, apparently we are going to Amsterdam next weekend.

1/18

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Castle living.

1/17

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Where are we?!

1/16

Got to see Carmens apartment for the first time! We are only about a 10 minute walk or 3 minute tram away.

Got to see Carmens apartment for the first time! We are only about a 10 minute walk or 3 minute tram away.

1/15

Shoes on Shoes on Shoes on Rome.

Shoes on Shoes on Christian Luboutin on Rome.

1/14

The Trevi Fountain may be one of my favorite sites thus far.

The Trevi Fountain may be one of my favorite sites thus far.

1/13

Spent my sunday in a cafe, have a feeling I will be doing a lot of my homework here.

Spent my sunday in a cafe, have a feeling I will be doing a lot of my homework here.

1/12

Spent Erica's 21st birthday exploring by the Colosseum and Campo di Fiori.

Spent Erica’s 21st birthday exploring by the Colosseum and Campo di Fiori.

1/11

Somehow Keldred and I ended up in the same orientation group.

Somehow Keldred and I ended up in the same orientation group.

1/10

Had orientation for most of the day. If you can't tell by the way my picture turned out..we drank a little too much wine the night before.

Acquired an unfortunate looking ID picture during orientation in result of too much vino the night prior.

1/9

Arrived in Rome! This is the view from my bedroom window.

Arrived in Rome! This is the view from my bedroom window.

1/8

Wish I could bring my personal luggage caddy with me to Rome!

Wish I could bring my personal luggage caddy with me to Rome!

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