Thursday, March 27, 2008

More spring break

OK, so I resized my pics so hopefully this will help. On to the pics.


Cartwheeling in Stockholm


A comparison using Swedish Krone and the euro. On the left, coins adding up to 10 krone, in the middle a 10 krone piece, and on the right a euro (10 swedish krone equals a euro)

The hostel in Oslo was really nice, but out in the middle of nowhere. Here's the view from the hostel


Before spring break I hadn't eaten McDonald's in about a year. I ate it three times in the eight days I was in Scandinavia. My first taste of European McDonald's with the 15 krone Chicken sandwich



Some pretty Oslo scenery pics:










Tara and me in Oslo's City Hall


The Nobel Peace Prize Center where they announce the winners every year.


University of Oslo


The Mini Bottle Gallery. You guessed it-everything is made out of mini bottles.


Downtown Copenhagen. Copenhagen was freaking cold. And its biggest attraction-Tivoli, a giant amusement part/night life area- was closed until April. Sarah and I got in to Copenhagen on Wednesday. Thursday was Maudry Thursday, a national holiday having something to do with Easter. So the city basically shuts down Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Easter.


Carlsberg Brewery. Of course it was closed, altghough we did get to walk through it. It was basically a small city.


Some more Naples and Capri pictures from a few weeks ago:


A minute after landing on the island of Capri, about an hour boat ride from Naples


For 50 euros this guy made sandals of your choosing right in front of you. Sarah bought a pair.


We took a chair lift across the island. Here is the view from the lift.


The Tyrrhenian Sea in the background


Capri Sun.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

who says the beach has to be warm?

I got back from Scandinavia on Saturday. I was so happy to return home to Roma (and be able to say Rome was home).

Here are some pictures


After Tara and I got off our flight in Stockholm we were both dying for a Coke. As we were going to pay for it I realized I had no money (this is the first side trip I've taken where I had to get new currency. I love the euro!) So I had to get some money out of the ATM. The Coca-Cola Light cost 17 Swedish Krone! (1.7 in euro).

Here's me being a big spender with my Swedish Krone. (equivalent to 50 euro, about $75)


The Baltic Sea!


I just loved the toaletter sign. By the way, everyone in Scandinavia speaks English. They speak their respective languages (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, etc.) but they also speak English. You don't even have to ask if they speak English, they all do. Signs are usually in English as well. Sometimes I forgot I was in a country that spoke a different language.

Again, the Internet here at school is bad so these few pictures are all I can post. I'll try to post more, or I might try to set up a photo album account.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Southern Italia

Last weekend my school took us all to Naples, Pompei and the island of Capri off the coast. The internet is really slow at school and blogger isn't working that well so I cna only post a few from Pompei. I will try to post more later. Here are some of the highlights.


A body at Pompei


Sarah, Tara and I at the Forum in Pompei


At the Pompei auditorium


Mt. Vesuvius in the background.


Tomorrow I leave for Sweden and Norway with Tara. On Wednesday I head to Denmark where I will meet Sarah.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Parigi

I don't have a lot of time to talk about my trip to Paris, but here are some pics from the weekend.



Notre Dame


Arc de Triomphe. This was not my idea, but I like it anyway.



Sign in the Paris subway



Jim Morrison's grave


Mona Lisa


Louve Friday night








View of Paris at night from the top of the Eiffel Tower

I finally finished my plans for spring break. I'm spending four days in Stockholm/Oslo and four days in Copenhagen! This weekend I head to Naples with the school group.