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🍦M4’s First Week in Italy

What were you grateful for this week? An amazing host family. 

What was the most challenging part of this week?  Figuring out how to travel with the major language barrier between me and everyone else around me.

Tell us about a "wow" moment you had this week. I organized some of their kitchen today, which was refreshing to me as well because I love to organize, haha. 

Tell us about your week!  From the moment I met the parents, and then the boys later, everything sunk in and became so real- I mean, I’m actually living in Italy for a whole month with this precious, Italian family! I was so happy and excited. 

I did very quickly learn that there are not a lot of people who speak English around, and even fewer who really understand it well. My attitude about that has been to hope that this language barrier helps, or pretty much forces me to learn the Italian language faster, haha. It has been challenging though, not going to lie. 

I have enjoyed solo adventures going to street markets in the little town of Bra, as well as going to Turin to meet up with my travel buddy and dear friend, F. We went to Florence this past weekend and- wow! That was incredible. Everywhere I turn is a beautiful view. The food is amazing and the culture has so many different things that I enjoy observing and learning about. 

I can’t quite describe how extremely blessed I feel to have been connected with this particular family. They have been so sweet and welcoming; making me feel right at home here, in Italy. My first week has been full of exciting new things that I know I will look back on for years to come. 

P.s. the gelato is bomb!  

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