7 January, 1999
||Today, I woke up at 2pm,
apparently due to the "jet lag." I feel great and I think that I have
caught up with my sleep now. I went for a walk with Rina looking for the study
center. We ended up in a piazza with a magnificent church (which I found out was
Santa Croce). We went to a little pizzeria and had pizza and water. I felt so
dehydrated this morning without being able to drink my usual large glasses of iced tea and
I met my roommates who seem like some nice guys. Dave
is from New Jersey and goes to Penn State and Manny is from Miami and goes to Florida
Rina and I went out to dinner tonight at Maximillian
Ristorante which was delicious, but a little expensive. The table surcharge,
called the coperto, is the "thing that gets `ya." Tomorrow, we
will have an orientation and tour of Florence, which I am looking forward to. I
wrote my Mom an e-mail which is a great method of communication for us.
Move on to the next day, 8 January, 1999.