|The ultimate summer treat.|
This morning I grabbed the beach bag that came with the awesome purple bikini with the cool
|Jeanny and I at the beach. Note the|
Italian flag wavering behind us.
After the metro ride was over, Jeanny introduced me to this incredible gelato shop (and I mean
incredible) that had really cheap prices and delicious flavours. On the way to the beach, I got blueberry and cotton candy. On the way back, I got watermelon and blueberry again. Although I've been super committed to my new workout regimen and healthy lifestyle I've been working on for the past couple of weeks, well... I hate to join the bandwagon as I seriously cannot stand this expression, but... YOITO. You're Only In Italy Once, right? Hopefully not once, but after June I don't know when I'll come back, and I feel responsible for enjoying this creamy treat as often as I possibly can.
What a day we had! We spent some time laying on the beach getting some colour, having girl talk, and admiring everyone else's choice in swimsuit wear for a few hours, sans sunscreen. BIG MISTAKE! I don't have any lotion left, and I got a bit of a sunburn. I feel like such a hypocrite for always lecturing my friends about how bad the sun is for your skin and how
Being the brave girls we are, Jeanny and I decided to jump into the sea. Oh, did I say jump? What I meant to say was timidly tip toe into the beach's edge where we screamed at the frigidness of the water. It wasn't so terrible, though. After a while it felt better, and the further we went out, the less cold we were. It's April, and I've already been swimming! Hopefully this sunburn will fade soon, because I'm supposed to go to a picnic at Villa Pamphili tomorrow.
Villa Pamphili is my European oasis. I've spent the past several days here jogging and working out. The park is massive and is filled with these cool trees that look like the ones from The Lion
King, and there are plenty of beautiful fountains to admire. Not only that, but there is also a beautiful pond with willow trees that is inhabited by swans and turtles. When Kelsey and I went for a jog together on Thursday morning, we literally saw dozens upon dozens of turtles there. There had to be hundreds. Most of them were average sized, but we saw a bigger one with a pointed nose that had to be a snapping turtle, and a mini baby who we called Piccolo (Italian for small).
I'm also hoping my sunburn fades soon because I have my trip to London next Saturday, and Amsterdam the following Wednesday. I don't want to give people the impression that Canadians have pink skin, nor do I want to look like a flamingo in my pictures. It feels like everything is coming up so soon, and time really does fly when you're having fun. I have so much to look forward to, and it's hard to believe that in a week, I'm going to visit two new countries I've never explored before. This entire experience of mine has been so amazing, and for all of those who religiously read my blog, here's some exciting news for you...
THIS IS THE 100th POST!!! Thank you all so much for reading my work and showing interest in my experience abroad. I know it's not over yet, but I appreciate all of those who take the time out of their day to listen to what I have to say. Here's to 100 posts of the University of Life!