Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sono qui

Boy did I miss flying internationally. It makes you feel spoiled after riding domestic flights. Air France met my standard by having a personal tv behind every head rest and providing decent food. Too bad I couldn’t sleep comfortably during the 6-7 hour flight to Paris. Luckily, Alli and I had the whole row to ourselves and were able to sprawl out.

We had a very smooth flight to Paris. Kudos to the pilot for the best landing, ever. Not even kidding. As we were connecting in Paris at the Charles de Gaulle airport, we noticed about 20 US students who were connecting also. Alli and I were a bit embarrassed for them, because they were being completely obnoxious. No wonder Parisians hate Americans. One girl yelled “Who wants champagne? Chardonnay? It’s on me!” Let’s take into account that it is 6 in the morning.

Alli kept saying, I really hope they’re not on our flight to Florence. 5 minutes after we boarded our small plane, the obnoxious girls walked on. Hahaha…Of course that would happen.

On a brighter note, I am impressed to say that there have been very attractive Europeans thus far.

Anyway- we arrived at our hotel, Hotel Baglioni, which is located in the heart of Florence right by the station. The hotel’s beautiful!

It still hasn’t really hit me yet that I will be here for several months. Tonight, at dinner we had a 5 course meal at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant. The view from the restaurant overlooked the Duomo. Nbd… Also our dinner lasted for 3 hours, love that!

The lovely table setting

A sneak peak of one of the courses

So excited for what’s in store! This week, we have orientation and a lot of activities to get to know the city. On Wednesday, Alli and I will be moving into our apartment, which is located right by the Mercato!

Buena Sera! Ciao~


  1. Your pics are too small and dark!! :( but glad u made it safely~~ hehe we miss you already!!!! Have an amazing first week and soak it all in!!! Take a lottttt of pics the first week while everything is still very new and exciting bc after the first week, you'll be so used to it that you're gonna be like "that's so touristy to take a picture in front of that fountain... Not like they're not everywhere..." haha ok ciao!! Ti amo!!!

  2. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh yes, the Italians love to eat! So glad you got to Florence without any complications...hope you fall in love with Florence (even though it's dirty) ;)