Archive for September, 2010

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End of Orientation… part 2?

The Japanese sure love their orientations. I’ve been here for about 10 or 11 days now and it’s pretty much all been orientation. They are a very detail- and rule-oriented people, and I guess since that we’re foreigners they really want to make it sure that we get it right. Even if the power point […]

St. Petersburg!!!

Okay, so, I’ve been in St. Petersburg for about a week and a half and it has been amazing in so many ways (good, bad, unbelievable, etc.)! There are so many things that I have experienced in such a short amount of time. It actually feels like I’ve been here for a month and not […]

People Watching: Duomo style!

So you think the Mall of America or the State Fair is good for people watching? Psh. Go to the duomo and experience international people watching! ┬áIt brings the whole experience to a whole new level. Various groups/types of people who are rather enjoyable to people watch: 1. German Gangs 2. Awkward couples 3. Bros […]

First Gelato, First Pizza, and First Day!

I would have never imagined that so many exciting things could happen in such a small amount of time! In a nutshell, since we got off the plane in the Florence airport we managed to go to our hostel, roam downtown, eat gelato, eat at a pizzeria (gustapizza!!!), get a good night’s rest (jetlag succccks), […]