Now that I’ve been here for some time…

Even though I don’t necessarily feel like I’m in a foreign country every second of the day, there are definitely some moments that make you just stand back and say, “woah”. For example, when walking around the city it really just feels like I’m in NYC or Boston (of course not the walking on cobblestone part but I’m used to that by now and couldn’t even tell you what the streets look like in America) until you turn the corner and see a ginormous, beautiful cathedral on one block and then a naked statue on the other.

The ambulances here are frequent and make a really different noise, its more like sing-songy. But seriously, people here must be dropping like flies or dramatic because we hear an ambulence at least 10 if not 13 times a day. No lie.

People can tell I’m American usually in two way: if I happen to wear my yoga pants to the 99 cent store (it’s RIGHT underneath us I can’t get dressed up for that) or by how fast I’m walking. Right now I don’t have much of a problem standing out as an American because there are just soo many, but that’ll probably change in the coming months.

Wine is not the only thing that runs like water – PIZZA does! Me and my roommates have been averaging about a pizza/pizza and half a day since we’ve been here. That’s EACH! Yes, if two of us try to split one we always end up ordering another to split too. However, I’ve miraculously managed to lose weight. I’m sure that won’t last. And today I’m actually going to see if I remember how to work out. But yes, the pizzas are cheap, delicious, and really thin. And we can usually take them to go!!

Free drinks here are normal (and safe) and happen often. People here love Americans and are always bringing up free shots and creating random one time buy 1 get 3 free drink specials. It’s pretty awesome. I won’t go into much about the nightlife because I know my mom will call me with an earful but it’s amazing, wild, LATE at night, and so much fun!

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