As I sit here eating my cookies with nutella I’m realizing that I have to start packing and not just for a weekend trip but forever. The inevitable has happened. It is almost that time to go back to reality. Get a job and I guess become an adult…if that’s possible for me. BUT luckily I still have two more weeks till reality strikes.
The past few weeks I have had my ups and downs. I was sick last week for the whole week with a sinus infection. Luckily though I got some antibiotics from my host sister and I am finally feeling better. Thanksgiving was hard and I really missed my family but I had a lot of fun because heather and I went to the Torino FC soccer game! It was pretty cool and I also learned some new italian curse words. The weather wasnt so good the past two weeks it rained everyday…I’m not kidding literally every days for two weeks straight. Being from Florida I am not used to not seeing the sun for that long. It definitely had an affect on my mood and made me miss home more. But this weekend we went to Milan and the sun finally came out! Milan wasn’t one of my favorite cities. The only things to really do there are see the duomo, shop, shop, and shop. I can see why milan is the fashion capital…designer brands every where you look. The amount of people there this weekend was also insane because it was a holiday on Monday for the Immaculate conception as well as being the Christmas season it brought many many people to the streets for shopping. I met up with my host family’s daughter who was very friendly and showed us around the city and best areas to go shopping at.
Our stay in Milan also didnt go so smoothly. We rented an apartment through Airbnb, in which I have never been disappointed with until now! I had previously messaged the guy asking to to have the whole apt and we got there and there were 6 other people in there including a middle aged man whos hair was all over the bathroom. We entered and Momo (our host) handed us the key to our bedroom door and said alright well hope you enjoy your stay. While he was doing this the girl who lives in the room we were staying in was taking some of her belongings out. We walked in and all of her stuff was on the dresser as well as overflowing with clothes in it. The apt smelled like curry and old men. When we asked if we could have a key to the apt to do as we pleased they told us that they would always be there and to just buzz from downstairs…which we found really strange. We left thinking lets just make the best of it then immediately changed our minds because we both were still feeling kinda sick. So we got a new hotel that was affordable and went back and told the girl that it is not what we expected and she was not having it. She stared at us while we left and waited for us to get into the elevator…beyond creepy. I am in the process of trying to get my money back…so fingers crossed!