My italian has been coming along quite nice, so naturally I decided to learn Russian. Sarcastic thoughts aside, the other girl could only speak italian and a few words of english. Guess I was going to learn the basics in another language I had only been learning for 4 months. I visited the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, … More Learning a language… In another Language
Most of Europe can speak or at least knows some English. Many Italians, especially my generation, knows English almost fluently and it’s easy to hold a conversation. Most people’s English isn’t perfect though, it’s a little broken here and there. I can still understand them, but I start to pick up on these changes. As … More My English is Breaking
Apart from the haggis, Scotland probably doesn’t end up very often on Buzzfeed’s “9 Most Exotic Places to Visit before Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed.” Most Scottish citizens speak English as their primary language, and plenty of–very good, I might add–hamburger joints populate Edinburgh. Also, there’s that whole thing about America once being a colony of … More What’s Different?
The “study” portion of my study-abroad has officially begun. For some (probably 500-year old) reason, the University of Edinburgh doesn’t start the fall semester until about a month after American universities. I’m not complaining. In the meantime, I’ve been traipsing about Scotland, particularly the islands. The above photo comes from a day-trip to Fingal’s … More O’er the Sea to Skye