Danya Carithers is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing major at the University of Pittsburgh, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.
In this week's post, Danya tells us three ways in which she made sure to make the most of her time abroad in Florence.
I wake up to the sun shining through my large window and the faded sounds of shopkeepers opening up their doors. I rush to get ready and quietly run out the door, down the staircase and onto the street. My street is towards the outside of the city, so the sidewalk is remarkably empty with the exception of a few parents trying to get their kids to school on time. I stop in at a café and order myself a cappuccino and croissant with the limited amount of Italian language skills that I have. As I walk closer to the city center, the streets begin to fill up more with bicycles ringing at people to move out of the way. I pass a girl carrying an art bag twice her size who is always walking to her school the same time as me.
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