Things I know now about...
- In Venice, the bread is crunchy. In Florence, the bread has no taste. In Arezzo, banana bread.
- A Coke is 4 euro, but they name them. Water is 3 euro, but on the upside you can choose still or sparkling. Wine is 2 euro, well played Italy.
- If you have just arrived after a very long flight and have been up for, let's say, 30 hours straight and decide to have a nice sit down dinner...don't. You will end up staying up for 34 hours straight laughing at a plate of sliced deli meat and some unnecessarily large lights.
- One word: Gelato. That is all.
- Everything is delicious (except for the bread). If you have the opportunity to try ravioli in walnut sauce, I highly recommend it.
- Two words: Gelato Waffles. Now that is all.
- There is no ice, but you get used to it.
- Pizza there is twenty times better than it is here...sorry 'merica.
- What is the magic word? Juice.
- You need a spoon to drink your hot chocolate.
- Tiramisu and cappuccino is a nutritious breakfast.
- Be ready to get off the train. If you are not you may wind up trapped and running to the other end of the car with your instructor yelling "Get off the train now!" while holding the door open.
- You can walk right off the plane and into the city in Bologna without anyone checking your passport.
- The hop-on-hop off might not be a good idea if you are on a tight schedule. You will end up in your own version of the amazing race when you are running to catch the bus (and you don't win a million dollars).
- Your ears will pop so much worse on a train than they ever will on a plane.
- If you are clumsy like me, the streets can be difficult to navigate. You might end up looking like this:
- Cross you fingers they have good movies on the plane ride over.
- You really can fit ten days worth of clothes in a carry-on.
- They weigh the carry-ons.
- Always bring a jacket. You might need it when you are in Arezzo and it is the coldest spring they have had in years.
Italy and such:
- It is pronounced grazi-ay not graz-ee.
- I am a stupid American.
- I wonder how they pronounce "Grinch" in Italian.
- Sete means thirsty.
- When it comes to prices, commas are decimal points and vice versa, but sometimes they are not...actually I still do not understand that.
- Living statues need a smoke break too.
- Attenzione! Means get the heck out of the way.
- No means no in any language...well most of them anyway.
- The real Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael are way cooler than their turtle counterparts.
- Do not make Michelangelo mad... He will immortalize you with donkey ears.