So it has finally dawned on me that I am leaving Italy this Sunday afternoon! I haven’t got much planned for this week really, I’m just going to eat a lot of ice-cream and pizza plus laze in the park topping up my tan. Though the next few weeks are going to be a bit crazy, the day after I get home I am going straight up to Lancaster for four days, then on my way back down south I will be stopping over in Wigan for one night to see a friend and then I’ll be going to Brighton for the weekend. Then on the 2nd of July I will be starting my month long internship in London which I am so excited about!
Last weekend three of us went to the beach for the day but when we got to Liguria, it turns out that all of the beaches are private (and were full) and the public beaches consisted of tiny strips of sand which were frankly disgusting. We finally managed to find enough space for three towels on a public beach and started the tanning process! It was hot, about 33 degrees! I am pretty brown now, yeahhhh! Though it fades quickly so I will be going to the park most afternoons to top it up. I really am going to miss the weather here especially as my Mother said that she had to turn the heating on last week in England! The train journey back from the beach was like a train journey to hell. It was packed so we were huddled up on the floor but the worst thing was that they couldn’t open the windows on the train, so we had to endure the stifling heat for two and a half hours; having survived that, I can now survive anything!
Also yesterday I realised that I have lived pretty much the same years abroad as I have lived in England, so ten years abroad and ten in England! It sort of explains why I haven’t suffered culture shock or homesickness whilst living in Italy for the past nine months. I can also confirm that this won’t be my last time living abroad (I dislike England quite a lot) as I plan to move to Japan next year in the summer after my graduation! Exciting!