July 30, 2009

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Italians Speak Up About Healthcare System

July 30th, 2009 | | No Comments »

Goodnight and Good Luck

The hourglass that has been running since I arrived in Italy has almost run out. My time here will soon come to an end as I board a jet plane, heading for the States.
I am happy. Happy to be returning to the place and people I love, happy to have made the journey to Italy and [...]

July 28th, 2009 | | No Comments »

Beer best - Bier Fest!

Live music, oversized glasses, and a rowdy crowd topping 400 serve as the key ingredients for an amazing night.
In a town just ten miles away from Urbino, a monumental event known as “Bier Fest,” took place during my second to last weekend in Italy.
It was a warm Friday night and a slew of my [...]

July 27th, 2009 | | 1 Comment »

Urbino: An amazing town

It has been three days since my group arrived in the small town of Urbino Italy, and it is absolutely beautiful.
We are staying at the dorms for the University of Urbino which are located approximately half a mile from the fortress-like town. In central Urbino, the streets are narrow, the apartments are tiny, and [...]

July 11th, 2009 | | 1 Comment »

Guitars and drinks

I had an amazing night. It started when I ran into my friend Paolo (an Italian student) while walking into town and he invited me to hang out and have dinner with some of his friends. Between our broken speech, I was able to accept.
I headed to his dorm after class around eleven thirty, [...]

July 11th, 2009 | | 1 Comment »

My first interview

Today marked my first interview with a local doctor in Urbino, and it was definitely an experience to be had.
It was ridiculously hard to schedule the interview because; one, I had to find a doctor’s office and two, schedule an interview. This can be quite tricky if you are without a good interpreter. However, I [...]

July 11th, 2009 | | 1 Comment »

Is that Gino Troiani or Barack Obama?

In the small town of Urbino Italy, I am more popular than Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Bono, John Lennon, and yes, Barack Obama.
It seems like everywhere I go, I run into individuals that I have met in my nine-day stay. How is this? I have no idea.
My first three nights in Urbino, I decided [...]

July 11th, 2009 | | 1 Comment »
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Goodnight and Good Luck

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I’m a Duck in a Row of Bunnies

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What I’ve Learned

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To Say Good-Bye To Italy Is Not An Option

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