One of my favorite teachers from high school is organizing an Italian excursion next summer. We had an informational meeting today and she succeeded in convincing me that I must participate in this trip. Over 11 days we will be visiting and touring Rome, Naples, Milan, Sicily, Capri and Pompeii, to name a few.
The art, the architecture, the language, the climate, the culture, the wine! At this point in my life, I am convinced that my raison d’être is somehow related to culture and language so therefore how could I turn down the opportunity to visit such a historically and culturally rich region? Obviously, I’m going to have to start teaching myself Italian. What fun is visiting a country where you can’t speak the language (even if the tours are all in English)? Overachievers unite!
Of course, there is the not-so-insignificant fact that I need to somehow obtain several thousand dollars to finance this trip. Somehow, it will be done.