Adieu Arezzo! Yesterday was the day I left Arezzo and here was how I made it to Oxford! 8:00 – Wake up. Pack. Leave landlady, Germana, a thank you gift 9:30 – Walk towards the train station 10:07 – board train: Roma Termini 1:00 – board the Leonardo Express 1:30 – Arrive at Fumucino Airport […]
OCHEM in 4 weeks – 3 midterms – 19 quizzes and 2 finals. WERE FINALLY DONE If there’s one thing I’ve learned from a month long study abroad program of organic chemistry: it would be to pick up my feet when I walk. I’ve met some of the most authentic people on this trip that […]
Culinary Post #6: Cultural Reflection Who would’ve thought there was so much chemistry in the art of culinary especially in Italy. From the cutlureal wonders of the authentic Italian wine to the dark elixir of coffee beans straight from the venders themselves–I’ve expierenced the upmost culinary and cultural experience of italy in a month. Life living […]
BOOM! The first canon goes off. The day has come–it’s only 11:45am and everyone in the city of Arezzo is gearing up for game day. All throughout the week, they have been pounding their drums and tooting their horns down the streets of the historic Arezzo barricaded in the wall. BOOM! Second canon strikes at […]
I’m an Italian pasta chef (I wish)! My souvenir to my parents will be displaying my pasta making skills. During pasta making, I learned how to make authentic italian pastas (e.g. ravioli, spaghetti, gnocchi) from scratch. All that was needed was a rolling pin, flour, egg, and a fork. (We didn’t even use a bowl!) However, […]
Culinary Post #5: Second Winery Visit
As wine improves with age, so I improve with wine.
Culinary Post #4: Coffee Roastery “The River” I got into a taxi with three other girls. Not to worry, the taxi was legit and we knew where we were going. Our professors had already spoken with the taxi drivers to take us to the coffee roastery that was located on the outskirts of Arezzo. When […]
Nine and counting. Nine small (actually they’re abnormally larger than those typical teen acne) round bumps appeared on my face today. But one bite in particular was already apparent two days ago. Yet two days later, the size still never shrunk. This morning, I woke up to three fresh new bites on my forehead. Throughout […]
Culinary Post #3: Florence Florence is the epicenter for art and engineering. (Okay so this might be debatable but hear me out, I have a reason—or two). Florence can be described as the happy medium between the overcrowded city of Rome and the quite suburb of Arezzo. Yet it houses some of the finest painting in … Continue reading “Where Halterman Goes, I Go”
Culinary Post #2: La Buccianera Winery Who would’ve thought that wine could be so temperamental.