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⛪️ Magic in Milan: J’s Week

What were you grateful for this week? Being able to see some of the great things in Milan.

What was the most challenging part of this week? Shopping for shirts (I hate shopping for clothes).

Tell us about a "wow" moment you had this week.  My host mom asked me for an American recipe, and I gave her my recipe for Taco Soup!

Tell us about your week!  This was a really good week! I was really able to learn more about and see more of the city! Most of the week, of course, was school and schoolwork, helping my host family's son with homework, etc. There were a lot of highlights, though! First of all, on Thursday I went on a tour with my Italian language school to the Chiesa di San Fedele, a historic church in Milan associated with the Jesuit order, who are big fans of both old and also modern art, which means the church was full of all sorts of interesting art in addition to the breathtaking architecture and historic artifacts. After the quirky teacher who served as our tour guide explained the history of the church, as well as some of the history of the Teatro alla Scala and the church that used to be on that site, we all walked to San Fedele from the school. In addition to the breathtaking dome and typical artwork, there was some interesting modern art, like shiny dance slippers embedded in the wall by a modern artist, right in the same room as a century-old painting. Also, funny enough, I had Korean food for the first time with some friends from my Italian school, and it was really really good. 10/10 recommend! Through my host family I was also able to attend a magic show, the Illusionists, that supposedly featured some of the world's top magicians. Of course, every show probably says that, but they were actually really good, and there was an escape artist in the show who was Italian, which pretty cool. 

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