Hello everyone and Happy New Year! Here is the beginning of my series of posts about my study abroad trip to Rome, Italy! I hope you enjoy following along with me on my adventure, and I cannot wait to see what this trip will have in store for me!
The trip began on January 1, with a short flight from Austin Straubel to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. That flight was delayed, and in turn the group of us traveling together had to run to catch our next flight to Frankfurt, Germany. We made it onto the flight, headed to Germany over the next 8.5 hours, and then boarded to fly to Rome!
After landing in Rome, we shuttled over to baggage claim, gathered all of our things and then went to find our driver. Standing with a sign that said ‘Norbert College,’ we were greeted and taken to a car that would bring us to our hotel where we will be staying for the next two weeks!
Upon arrival at our hotel, our rooms weren’t quite ready, so we decided to explore the city. Walking around this breathtaking place, there are so many things to see and learn about. Our group is actually staying just a few blocks away from the Pantheon, so we were able to go and visit it, take some photos and enjoy what is only the beginning of all we are about to experience.
After many long hours of sitting on an airplane, it was most definitely worth it to be able to come and experience all that is Rome. I am so grateful for this opportunity, and I cannot wait to share it with all of you.
Check back for posts throughout my journey, and I will try to share as often as I can!
Welcome to Rome, and welcome 2019!
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine