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Gelato in Rome: K's First Week


What were you grateful for this week? I am so grateful for my host family this week and how they have welcomed me into their home!

What was the most difficult or challenging part of this week? The most difficult part of this week was missing my family. There is a hurricane coming their way and I have been worried about them.

Tell us about a "wow" moment you had this week. (A "wow" moment is when you went the extra mile to do something nice for your host family.) A "wow" moment that I had this week was that I helped with setting and clearing the table and washing the dishes.

Tell us about your week! This week has been an adventure! I arrived on Wednesday morning, where Fabio and Chiara picked me up from the airport. Fabio and Chiara have been so kind to me since the moment I got here, as have [the kids]. We have played soccer, “Apples to Apples”, and started reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” I am very grateful I have the opportunity to stay with their family! Chiara is a very good cook! One of my favorite things that she has made was the pesto pasta, with Caprese. We had some gelato afterwards, which was also amazing. Fabio has been very kind to help me get some bus tickets and show me how to work the transportation. 

My friend, K2, arrived on Friday, and on Saturday we decided to go explore the city! It was still kind of difficult to figure out the transportation because neither of us speak Italian, but, with the help of Google Maps, we were just fine. The streets of Roma look like they are straight out of a storybook. Seriously, they are so pretty. And the gelato shops are so cute! If you come to Italy, make sure to try the lemon gelato. I could eat that stuff alllll day long. 


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