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Jun 17, 2009 - Siena

I woke up early again and got ready before going down to breakfast. Today is an extremely long day, longer than normal! The only reason it's longer is because we are adding a deaf culture class since it was cancelled on Monday. In deaf culture class we discussed the Pendola (the school for the deaf in Siena) which we were going on a field trip to later in the evening. After LIS class, we only had an hour for lunch (I had a prusiutto sandwich and chips.) I seem to be drinking more gatorade and powerade lately. I guess it's good for quenching...

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Jun 16, 2009 - Siena

I woke up early so I could take a shower before Anna and then I took a short nap. Fiorella was nice enough to bring me the ice pack again to ice my ankle. I finished getting ready and then went down to breakfast. We were back to a regular full day of school. During break between deaf culture and LIS class, I went to get a waffle and a drink to energize myself. After LIS, I went out to lunch with Katie. We went to a stand by a soccer field. I got a disgusting hamburger. We ate in the shade and then made sure we got gelato before leaving (I...

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Jun 15, 2009 - Siena

I woke up and got ready. I went downstairs to breakfast (the usual-toast, biscotti, and cafe latte). I didn't have deaf culture this morning, so I didn't have class until 10:45. I went to the grocery store and bought grapes, cherries, and a salad for lunch. After LIS class, we had a long lunch. So after I ate, I went walking around Siena looking for a place to buy leggings. I ended up finding a pair at Upim. Then I got gelato with Katie (fodente e cocco of course!!). Then we headed back to school for Italian class. I was still a little...

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Jun 14, 2009 - Siena

I was able to sleep in today. I ended up waking up around 8:00 anyway and I finished unpacking. I got ready and then went to catch a bus to meet Noel for lunch. We met at the Del Campo and decided to go to one of the restaurants there. It was called "La Mangia" which means "to eat". I had penne with meat sauce which was AMAZING!!! Then we walked around Siena to do some exploring. It was so hot outside! We ended up down by Noel's house and a man walked up to us saying, "Amore? Love? Love?". We both said no and he looked disappointed and...

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Jun 13, 2009 - Elba

Elba Island is fabulous!! We woke up at 8:00...I woke up at 8:30. We got ready and found a cute bakery down the street where we got croissants (mine had powdered sugar on top and creme in the middle..very yummy) and juice (I got this peach juice..AMAZING!). We ate in the park across the street. Then we went walking and I saw a store that had the word "donna" on it, which means woman. Then we saw it had women's clothes hanging out front. So we went over and looked around. I ended up buying my mom a present. =) Then we walked a bit more and...

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Jun 12, 2009 - Siena/Elba

Today is a half day!!! We only have two classes today!!! YAY!! So I woke up at 5:30 am and took a shower, got ready, and packed my stuff to go to Elba. I wasn't sure if we were going or not but I wanted to bring my stuff just in case. Then I took a 40 minute nap before getting up to go downstairs for breakfast. Breakfast was the same. We got a packed lunch again. We got to school on time. Deaf Culture was fun. We got our project and paper assignments today. We watched a short documentary that was actually of my teacher's father. So that was...

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Jun 11, 2009 - Siena

Back to a long day of school today! =( We need a day off!! Anyway...I woke up late today. I guess apertivo made me tired. But I got ready fast since I took a shower at night. I didn't have time to make my bed though. I went down to breakfast and it was the same thing. We got packed lunches today since we have dinner at the school tonight!!! We took the earlier bus and got to school on time while still stopping at a Tabacchi to get food (I just got a water and a Mars bar for later), which was awesome. I got a better seat today, right across...

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Jun 10, 2009 - Siena

School again!! I'm excited though because tonight is apertivo which is basically all the students going out for cocktails with the teachers. I'm super excited!!! I got up this morning and got ready like I always do, made my bed, and then went down for breakfast. Breakfast was the same: toast with butter and marmalade, water, and caffe con latte. Then we went to school. Fiorella went with us because she had to go shopping. So we took a different bus that actually gets us to school faster so we're not late. But we ended up being late anyway...

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Jun 9, 2009 - Siena

I slept so deep last night! It was great! I got ready like I did yesterday, I am going to make this my routine. It is very relaxing to get ready so quickly in the morning. I went downstairs early again. But this time I was not only bored but I was starving!! For some reason I was sooo hungry!! I had caffe latte, two pieces of toast with butter, biscotti, and water. Then we went to the bus stop and I got ants following me again. I sat down on the bench and held my feet off the ground until the bus came. We actually got to school late today...

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Jun 8, 2009 - Siena

First day of school!!! I did not sleep well last night. I think I was too excited!!! I got ready pretty quickly since I took a shower and did my hair last night. After I made my bed and made sure my backpack was ready, I went downstairs. I had a short conversation in Italian with Fiorella and Romano that consisted mainly of me saying bene (I think that's the right spelling), si, ciao, and buongiorno. I sat down at the table and Fiorella brought me my caffe latte. I was downstairs early so I tried to wait for Anna (she takes showers in the...

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Jun 7, 2009 - Siena

I woke up at 7:00 am and got ready. I made my bed and looked at my pictures from Roma. I went downstairs for breakfast which was good. We had toast with butter and marmalade (which is pretty good) and caffe latte. I studied Italian and watched Fiorella roll this dough stuff to make lasagna with. Their apartment is so clean. Fiorella cleaned this morning and then started making lunch. Romano helped me track my route to school. I like the customs here. You only eat in the kitchen and the dining room and you clean up after everything. You do...

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Jun 6, 2009 - Siena

Today we traveled to Siena. It was very frustrating finding the correct train. Eventually we found it and made the first train. The countryside is breathtaking. We transfered to another train in Chiusi (pronounsed skoozi). It was a short wait but long enough to grab a bite to eat. The train ride was long and it was very hard to be patient. We finally made it to Siena and had to catch a bus. We got on a bus and lucked out 'cause we didn't have to pay. It runs different here so you need a card that gets stamped. No one asked for one so we got...

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