My first week in Italy came to an exciting close with a busy day of traveling in Pisa and Lucca. It’s been an eye-opening seven days, and I’ve already grown to love my reformed lifestyle in this beautiful and culturally-rich country. While some parts of my European transition have been difficult (such as a lagging Internet connection and an absence of television in my apartment that may force me to watch Tuesday’s Lost premier on an iTunes delay), I’m fully appreciating this life changing experience that’s only just begun.
Some early trip highlights have been trying interesting foods in Florence (pear ravioli and goat have so far been the most memorable), hiking to the top of the Duomo di Firenze bell tower, and climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It’s been a wild ride and I can’t wait to see what Week 2 has in store.