So. I'm in Perugia, Italy.
I had a bit of a hard time at first, but I'm kind of falling in love with it.
It really started getting better on Saturday, when two other students, Nikki and Shalomie, and myself decided that we wanted to get out of the city for the night. We wanted to go to Bologna to see Bloc Party. But it was a 2 hour train ride, followed by a €30 ticket, and no where to stay the night. So then we decided to try Firenze. So we packed small bags and bussed to the train station, only to miss the last train of the day by a matter of seconds.
So we sat there thinking, and finally came to the decision to take a bus to Lago Trasimeno. An hour and €3 later we were in Castilione del Lago. The cutest little town in the Italian countryside. Literally a town centered around a castle on a lake.
We had a nice dinner, drank some nice wine, and stayed in a clean room for €25 each. The next day we walked and walked. We tested wine in a local shop, and then walked more. Then we took a feiry to an island in the middle of the lake and walked around it.
We hiked all the way up a dirt road just to see this tiny church built in century XII. It felt like a tiny pilgrimage.
Then we walked forever and ever to get to a train station.
I'm leaving so many things out... it was epic.
By bus, by boat by train, by plane, by foot... I got somewhere.