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June 13, 2011

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     We woke up extremely sick today. Ray had a fever the night before, and I woke up with one. The biggest blisters imaginable lined the heel of my right foot. We  unwillingly packed our bags and trekked over to the train station, bought our tickets and were out of the city by 10:00 am. We tried to find flu medicine but all the pharmacies were closed because of Pentecost and no shops sold medicine. At 10:30 am, we got to the Ventimiglia, Italy stop. I was able to properly buy tickets in my Rosetta Stone Italian, which was pretty awesome! It took us another half hour to get over to the San Remo station, but it felt great to finally be where we needed to be. 
 
     We took a bus to Blue Beach, which is like a low-key hotel on the water. This is where we will be staying for the rest of the week for training purposes. I am bunking with four other girls in this tiny little efficiency apartment. My husband is at the other end of the hall with four guys, I think. This is a very strange experience since I have only ever lived with my family and now my husband. I mentally prepared to be apart from him, but now that it's happening, it sucks. The girls I am bunking with seem very nice, I am glad I didn't get a bunk full of loud, obnoxious people. 

     Tomorrow we begin our training. There are about eighty tutors here, so they split everyone up into two groups. Of course, my husband and I were placed separately, but a really nice guy in my husbands group asked the supervisors if we could switch so my husband and I could be together. 

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The Itinerary (for the most part)

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20 more days!!!

We will be leaving on June 10, 2011 and have lay-overs in New York, Brussels, and then land in Nice, France. It will be a 13 hour flight. We will be staying in Nice, France for 2 days, then take a train to Sanremo, Italy on the 13th. We still don't know exactly what cities the summer camps where we will be working at will be, but I know that the camps are in or very near the main Italian cities (Milano, Florence, Rome, ect..). From July 30 until August 8th we will be situated in two hotels in Rome, and will plan to visit neighboring cities. Two whole months in a different country. Does 2 months count as living somewhere else? I want to be one of those cool people that go around telling others how they lived abroad and ate amazing food and drank amazing wine.

I've tried my best to organize. I even got a ipod touch app called TripIt that itemizes all of the flights and hotel stays. Technology these days, I tell yah. ;D

If anyone out there has any suggestions of places to visit around the large cities, please let me know! Any information would be helpful!!

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Pre-Trip Status: Sleepless in Miami

(Pre-Trip)

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We leave to Italy on June 10th, and I am already losing sleep. I am excited and nervous at the same time because this is my first time out of the United States. I have no idea what to expect. As much as friends and family have told me what’s it’s like over there, I know that experiencing it for oneself is the only real way of knowing what’s out there. I’ve searched website after website, sponging up as much information as I can from things like backpacking to crime to tourist traps.

I’ve slept about 3 hours every night since we got our plane tickets (about a week ago). I guess that would be enough sleep for an average Jane, but working with seventeen 5-year-old’s with only a few hours of rest could take a toll on a person!

If you have any advice or comments on traveling out of the country, please feel free to post!!

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Salutations!

(Pre-Trip)

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Hi!

Welcome to the humble beginnings of my blog! My name is Lizzy and I am creating this blog to journal my upcoming adventures in Italy. More to come once I set up this blog profile!

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