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My Spring Break Plans

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Thanks so much for checking out my blog this week! We have finally reached the middle of the semester already, time flies in Europe! Me and some friends have lots of travel plans for over spring break, which I can't wait to tell you about! I may or may not have access to a computer while I am travelling, but don't worry -- I will be sure to tell you all about my travels once I return to Sorrento!

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My Fiancee Came to visit me!

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Hope you are all doing well! My fiancee just came to visit me over the past several days in Sorrento, and she was very impressed with this amazing Italian town. I have told her all about Sorrento and all its wonderful features, and she was still blown away by all that Sorrento had to offer.

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My trip to Paris

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Sorry about my last blog, I got a little carried away talking about my engagement, but can you blame me? Everything was just so perfect, it was hard to not rant about it!

But as for the rest of the trip, Meg (my fiancee) and I got to see some of the best buildings and sights that Paris had to offer us. We were able to see the Palace of Versailles, the Arc de Triomphe, The Sacre Coeur, The Pompidou Center, The Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Paris Opera House, all in one day! And we had to time to get engaged on top of that -- talk about a busy weekend!

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I GOT ENGAGED!

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Sorry I haven't written a blog in a while, you will come to find that I have had a very busy weekend! This past weekend, my girlfriend Meg and I went to Paris, France!

For about two weeks prior to this trip, I decided on a whim that I wanted to propose to Meg on the Eiffel Tower, because I just know that she is the perfect woman for me. Sorry I couldn't tell you guys about it before hand, I had to keep it a secret from just about everyone!

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A Day in Pompeii

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Today was a very exciting day for our 2011 study abroad class of ASC - we went on our very first official class field trip! One of the classes we are taking in at Sorrento Lingue is Archaeology, which is instructed by Ilaria Tartaglia, who is very passionate about Italy's extensive and exciting history. She also works on excavations at Pompeii - I would say she is very over-qualified to be our teacher!

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Sant'Antonino Celebrations

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read up on my adventures in Sorrento! I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! If you were in Sorrento for Valentine's Day, you would have experienced something entirely different any other Valentine's Day.

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My First Trip to Naples

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This past week we went to Naples - any students who come to Sorrento need to get a 'Permit of Stay,' which is obtained by travelling to Naples. It was pretty basic - we just had to get a few fingerprints done and to have a few fingerprints taken. After getting that stuff out of the way, we let the real fun begin.

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ROMA - The Eternal City

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This past weekend our ASC study abroad class traveled to Rome, Italy! We had a fantastic time, and spent nearly three days touring the eternal city. I was even able to meet up with my girlfriend Meg, who is currently studying in London, England with another college.

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Mount Vesuvius

Ciao Everyone! Thank you so much for checking out my blog! This is an exciting one -- yesterday a few of my friends and I took a trip to Mount Vesuvius! The original plan for our journey was the same as most people's who wish to venture to the top of the mighty Vesuvius. First, take a train to the Pompeii stop. Next, take a bus all the way to the 1000m (above sea level) marker, and then take a 20-30 minute hike to the top of the mountain.

For our group, our trip to the top of Mount Vesuvius did not go exactly as planned.

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First Architectural Project

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For this post I thought I would tell you all a little bit about our first project for our Architectural design studio, which we refer to as 'Studio Sorrento." This past week, we made a trip to the Island of Capri, which is about a 20 minute ferry ride from the port in Sorrento. It is a very beautiful island with some really breath-taking views, however these views were not the reason why we made this trip to Capri.

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