Taking Advantage of Being Abroad

Posted by: on November 25, 2014   |Comments (0)|Travel

Traveling to the Piazza Michelangelo is always such a fun and relaxing activity that you can do in Florence. Walking or taking a taxi (if you are not up for a somewhat strenuous hike), takes you through parts of Florence that you would not usually see in your daily walks around the city. The Piazza offers a full and beautiful panorama of the city, and at sunset, the pictures and atmosphere at perfect. This picture was taken right before sunset, at the restaurant that is conveniently placed right at the Piazza.

 Piazza Michelangelo

This picture of me, and fellow EDU major Caroline O’Connor was taken at the Park Guell in Barcelona last weekend. Traveling all around Europe is one of the many benefits of studying aboard, and Barcelona provided itself to be a beautiful place and city to travel to. This park provides a wonderful view of the city, and seeing some of the funky architecture that Barcelona is known for.

hannah and caroline

Food and tasting new things is another true advantage of studying abroad. Three weeks ago, there was a fair/international food festival, held in Santa Croce, a major Piazza in Florence. Tasting foods from all over the world, and having a place in Florence where everyone could come together was a great and delicious way to become more comfortable throughout the city. Pictured were delicious and unforgettable nutella covered mini crepes.


The final picture is a panoramic shot, from atop of Florence’s most famous monument, the Duomo. Climbing the Duomo, something if you are claustrophobic I would not recommend, is one of the beautiful and fastest ways to see the entire city. Around 400 stairs later, you find yourself being able to see and take in all the beauty that the city has to offer. Climbing this monument was one of the highlights of my study aboard experience, and will hopefully climb it again before I leave here.

The Duomo

-Hannah Perkins

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Posted by: on November 25, 2014   |Comments (0)|Travel