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Sevilla, Spain

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Piazzale Michelangelo 


Yet another item completed from the Florence checklist before I leave in just a little over a week. It seems so strange to think I will be leaving in such a short time, with many of the conversations with peers circling around the experience we’ve had here thus far. Tonight we are going to the Florence opera/ballet. 

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My US Food Wish List

I may be a little bit too excited to return home for food at this point, but for fun:
  • Mac and cheese
  • Hamburgers
  • Mom’s chicken fettucini alfredo 
  • 7 layer dip
  • Creme cheese roll-ups with olives
  • Spicy chicken wings
  • appetizers in general
  • homemade chocolate chip cookies
  • homemade brownies
  • baked goods generally
  • Nachos
  • Guacamole 
  • Mexican food
  • Chinese food
  • French fries
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • Sonic
  • Chipotle
  • Onion rings
  • Mixed nuts
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Spiaggia Mugoni, Sardegna.

Spiaggia Mugoni, Sardegna.

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Favorite photo from the weekend in Spain!

Favorite photo from the weekend in Spain!

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Bing Trip

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Two weekends ago the group went on the Bing Trip to Parma, Cremona, and Modena. The trip is named after the generous donors of the Stanford abroad programs, the Bing family. Parma, Cremona, and Modena are three small towns on “Italy’s spine” in the middle of the country. Parma is well-known for its production of parmesan cheese, where we stayed the night and learned about Parma history and its important role in the formation of Italy’s historical story. In Cremona we toured a balsamic vinegar production farm where we tasted 100 year old vinegar - very expensive. The hundreds of barrels of vinegar are housed in upper floors to keep them at the same temperature as the surrounding air (hot and cold) because the bacteria in the air plays a special role in creating the rich flavor. Last we toured the museum of the Ferrari. The two days were action-packed and really full of historical lessons. 

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A view from the top of the city tower in Venezia. Also found the huge fish market, the Guggenheim, America’s Cup (sailing race), and many jokes about the hostel everyone is staying in!

A view from the top of the city tower in Venezia. Also found the huge fish market, the Guggenheim, America’s Cup (sailing race), and many jokes about the hostel everyone is staying in!

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From Firenze’s old city walls, saw this today in class.

From Firenze’s old city walls, saw this today in class.

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She’s a person that:
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I want to articulate.
I admire.
I want to emulate.
I want to honor.
I adore.
I idolize.
I want to reach.
I respect.
I want to show.
I want to match.
I want to make proud.
I want to parallel.
I want to enrich.
I want to thank.
I want to become.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!
Love,
Brennen

She’s a person that:

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I want to articulate.

I admire.

I want to emulate.

I want to honor.

I adore.

I idolize.

I want to reach.

I respect.

I want to show.

I want to match.

I want to make proud.

I want to parallel.

I want to enrich.

I want to thank.

I want to become.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Love,

Brennen