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A's Trip to Turin

What were you grateful for this week? I am grateful that my host family lets me tag along with them to pretty much everything! Living in a tiny town it's hard to find people to hang out with, but my host family is nice enough to let me join in on their activities. 

What was the most difficult or challenging part of this week? Trying to figure out the bus system. I can count on one hand the number of times I've ridden a city bus, and trying to figure it out in Italian has been a little hard. I've survived so far, though! 

Tell us about a "wow" moment you had this week. I babysat [my host family's daughter] on Saturday while my host parents ran a few errands. 

Tell us about your week! It was a good week! On Monday [my host mom] had to work in Turin, so I tagged along with her. It's about an hour away by bus. Once we got there she handed me a map, and let me go all on my own. It was a little intimidating at first. So I just wandered around. All the old architecture was breathtaking! It's crazy to think about how old some of the buildings are; we don't have anything nearly that old in Idaho! 

I wasn't really sure where to visit (a lot of things are closed on Mondays), so I followed some other touristy looking people into a church. There want any signs around saying what it was, but I'm sure glad I went in! The church houses the Shroud of Turin, which many people believe is the actual burial shroud of Jesus. 

I also visited a cinema museum. It had a lot about the history of movie making. It was really interesting (and all the signs were in Italian and English, which was great). My favorite was the collection of movie posters! Turin was a lot of fun to explore, and I can't wait to go back because there's so much left to see!

I spent the rest of the week in Canale. There's not a lot to do here, so I just end up getting gelato way too much. And of course spend time with [my host family's daughter] :) I'm enjoying every day I'm here; it's crazy to think I'm already a quarter of the way done! I never want it to end.  

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