Tag: food

Wanderl(o)st

Even though we’ve been in Florence for a couple of months, we have never been to Piazza Pitti. Piazza Pitti is a huge palace that used to be the summer home of the Medici family, and just so happens to be across the street from our school. It is also home to many famous scenes, ...

the Duomo will haunt your dreams

Every week with my Italian class we get to go to a new place on Tuesdays and learn about Florence and the history that it has. This week we went to the public library and saw where local students study and work. In the library there is a little restaurant with the most beautiful view ...

cafés & school trips

Now that we are back in Florence for a few weeks, I have made it my mission to find the perfect study spot in between classes. There are a bunch of cafes along the street where Accademia is, but some are better suited for working. Because my computer has been broken, I have to work ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Immersive Ingredients Included

A large part of cuisine in England comes from the immigrants from the Indian Sub-continent. We have discussed and read about their influence in our Food and Culture class, and we finally had the opportunity to take a trip to an area of London where the Indian influence is the majority. We went to a ...

Dancing Dragons in London: Foodways and Philosophies

The most exciting part of being able to take classes abroad is being able to contextualize the information we are learning. In our Food and Culture class we were able to taste a variety of traditional British foods and ingredients that characterize the nation’s food. Some of them were more appealing than others, and some ...

Dancing Dragons in London: The Borough and The Bolshoi

Our FIE classes both incorporate hands-on and experiential learning experiences that very much enhance the immersive feeling of being abroad. Our British Food and Culture class took a walking tour of Central London, leading us to Borough Market. The tour was led by Ann Jones, a London walking tour guide. She shared her knowledge of ...

Dancing Dragons in London: The Art of Getting Lost

Adventures of this week and weekend included taking a short trip over to Annie Parker’s home from The Parent Trap, located in South Kensington, on the most expensive street in London, Egerton Terrace. On the way home, we stopped at Wafflemeister for some gelato and waffles, personalized with gelato flavor and toppings; these are definitely ...