A trip made on a whim. By far, my most spontaneous decision. The craziest and the BEST thing I had ever done, albeit unknowingly.
I signed up for an 8-day trip through grad school for an international lab in the summer of 2007 – extended into a total of a 27 day semi-European excursion.
Stop #1: Ravenna: the harbor city. The City of Mosaics. The City of Plazas, and amazing history.
Presenting my first taste of Italia: Ravenna’s version of Piazza del Popolo: the focal point of the entire city; the place that gave us the feeling of being in Old Italy, without the craziness of the tourists and the commercialism. The slow city pretty much seemed to remain the same here – Slow and lazy with a need for an afternoon siesta!!
It was so beautiful to see the sun washing the plaza in such amazing hues – every day in those 8 days was different.