Cortona, Italy

Hello from studying abroad! If you missed my last post, I’ve been in Italy since the beginning of May studying Biology of Medicine and Introduction to Italian Art.

UGA has a location called the Kehoe Center in Cortona, Italy. Cortona is in Tuscany, in the north of the country. I lived in a dormitory on a mountain. It was absolutely gorgeous!

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My favorite part about Cortona? The cats! Italy is filled with them, but nothing beats wandering into town and being greeted by Blackie, who looks just like my cat Chocolate at home.

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Another favorite part? The gelato! The best gelato place in Cortona is Snoopy’s. Get the coffee and Nutella flavors – you won’t regret it!

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While Cortona isn’t necessarily the place to be for studying science, the architecture is authentically medieval which is perfect for studying art history. As an art history minor I already knew a lot about culture and building in Italy, but being there and seeing it all in person made things click. I’m a visual and hands on learner so being able to both look at buildings and walk through them helped me to understand the way they’re set up and why that’s important given the historical context.

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Keep reading in the coming weeks for more posts about all my travels!

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When in Rome…

Hello from Italy! I’m studying biochemistry and Italian art abroad in Cortona, Florence, Siena, and Rome this May. So far so good – but I think I’ve managed to become pasta-ed out. If you know me, you’ll know I’m usually up for eating pasta for every meal so you can only imagine just how much delicious carbs I’ve been enjoying on my travels!

Here are a few sneak peaks of my time so far:

Biltmore

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My mom and I toured the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC yesterday. They have costumes from the movie Titanic on display right now. I absolutely loved getting to see all of Rose’s iconic outfits!

In case you missed it, Will and I went to the Biltmore House last spring. You can check that post out right here!

We also had an amazing brunch at Deerfield, which is one of many restaurants on the Biltmore Estate property. I actually went to prom there back in high school!

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My favorite part about the meal was definitely the cheesecake – it’s too bad I ate it all before taking a picture! haha

Recently

I’ve had a lot of things going on in my life since 2018 started, and it feels good to stay so busy!

I went to the Rose Bowl!

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And then I went to Disneyland…

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Google Art has a super cool app out that lets you see which paintings you look most like. I’m not sure if I agree with this one

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Valentine’s Day was spent with close friends and Will, and it was so good. Will got me a Valentine’s azalea! How pretty is it?!

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Will and I went to Canada for President’s Day weekend.

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I’ve had a blast meeting all the graduate students touring UGA looking to work in Student Affairs – we’re looking for a new Homecoming GA!

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We’ve also been doing “socials” to get to know one another better. Here’s a pic from a recent trip to the Museum of High Art in Athens.

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I got accepted into Psi Chi, the International Psychology Honors Society. I love getting to do community service projects with my new friends!

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I’ve started re-watching Pretty Little Liars. It’s been a good mental break for the middle of the day.

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Here are links to all the recipes I’ve tried recently:

Zucchini fritters

Sheet pan recipes

Make at home egg McMuffin (except I make mine without any meat)

Garlic kale quiche

If you want to keep up with what I’m reading you can always follow my Goodreads account by clicking here.

What have you all been up to this year?

xo Bailey

 

 

Hello from NYC!

Will and I hopped on a plane to New York City Saturday night and have been thoroughly enjoying our time here! I’ve only been to the city once, so I wanted to pack in as many touristy things as possible.

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Be on the lookout for a post in January all about my trip! For now, here’s a very blurry picture of me (age 15) of my first time visiting New York: bailey in NYC 2012