Posted by Andy Steves in on November 1, 2010.
Before I post about Day 2 of WSA’s first ever tour, let me rewind a couple days… They had sold out of private rooms at the hostel by the time we made our bookings so I gladly opted for a bunk in a 4-bed hostel room. That night I shared it with a kind man from Belfast in London to apply for a lawyer position. He left the next day as I went out to do more research. I spent each day out on the town exploring new neighborhoods. But when I got back that day, three Polish soccer hooligans had moved into the room, and one without pants sitting on my bed. I always preach let travel happen to you for richer experiences. Well, that also means you can’t control just how rich those experiences are. In my first glance around the room I took in 2 empty bottles of gin, 3 more unopened ones, a number of 6-packs of beer and a couple tins of refried beans. It quickly became clear that it was going to be a long week…
I chose to do this rather than book my own trip in Rome - I wanted to experience one organized/sight-seeing trip rather than a relaxing vacation like many of my others had been. Two friends and I signed up for WSA Rome and don't regret a thing. We met wonderful people, were led by an awesome tour guide Rhianne, and got to see everything I wanted to see in Rome. Plus eat all the best food. There is an optional dinner on the last night that we didn't do right away, but we ended up going to it, and it was SO worth the 20 euro. I made memories and friends, and got to see a beautiful, historic city thanks to WSA!!Mallory Dirks, Simpson College ~ University of Roehampton, London, Fall 2015
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