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30 Entries Tagged with "2008"

  • A Ride to Geraci

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    Saturday I woke up and cooked myself an extra egg. I had a feeling I was going to go on a long bike ride that day. I picked a town in the interior of the island about two and a half inches away from Cefalu. Well that town turned out to be 38 miles away with about 30 being uphill, but I’m a … More »

    Tags: Cycling // Sicily // Cefalu // 2008 // Spring Break // Study Abroad

  • Playing Pong with Nonno Carlo

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    On Tuesday I decided to ride inland and uphill to Castelbuono. It was a beautiful day, and the views were amazing. People have asked me if I saw evidence of Mafia activity during the time I’ve spent in Sicily. The Mafia is careful not to attract any attention to itself so as an outsider, it … More »

    Tags: Sicily // Cefalu // Spring Break // 2008 // Rome // Study Abroad

  • Smashing Mopeds

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    Friday was the day we decided to rent mopeds. It looked clear until the moment after we signed the paperwork and it started pouring. I almost passed on the day but then figured why not and went with it. I knew it was going to be a long day when my friend, right off the bat, rode his scooter … More »

    Tags: Mopeds // Sicily // Spring Break // 2008

  • Spring Break in Sicily!

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    Back in January, we knew we needed a place to go for spring break. We were considering Greece, Tunisia, Sardinia, and Sicily. So we shopped around online looking for apartments to rent for a week in any of these places. We found a nice one in Cefalu, Sicily, where I had studied two summers … More »

    Tags: Sicily // 2008 // Rome // Spring Break // Study Abroad // Night Train

  • Skipping School for St. Paddy’s Day in Ireland

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    I was supposed to fly back to Rome at 2 in the afternoon on Monday but on Saturday I asked myself how many times do I have the opportunity to be in Dublin for St. Padd'y day and bumped my flight back to Wednesday for €35. Not bad.

                At noon, the parade started promptly with the … More »

    Tags: Dublin // Ireland // St. Paddy's day // Study Abroad // 2008

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Ben Swick, University of Dayton

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Everything was so organized and the tour guide was AWESOME! They had everything planned out and I got a really good feel for life in the city. We even got to cut the lines for the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh museum. It was definitely worth the money and I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun filled weekend.

Ben Swick, University of Dayton ~ ISA Maynooth University, Fall 2015

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