Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I Am Finally Here!!!!!

I can't believe it!!! I am finally here in Italy and it is not a dream!!! Even though I had to go through a lot to get here, it was ALL worth it. On Thursday evening I realized I lost my passport...I know, I know. I was in a panic come Friday morning but with some quick thinking,calling and a free ticket to Chicago that day I got my passport renewed. The next morning I was off to the airport bright and early by 6:45 a.m. I was in Philadelphia by 8:45 and then had a long time to wait and the same when I arrived in New York. Finally at 7:45 I was headed to Venice. The plane ride was a long one and I am not looking forward to the return trip.

I arrived in Venice at 9:45 and took the bus to the train station in Mestre and from there it took me to Udine to meet Andrea in person for the first time. The first time I set my eyes on Andrea I was excited and felt my heart leap into my throat. He is a beautiful man but now that I have been with him for a few days, he is also beautiful on the inside! I appreciate so much that he opened his home to me and has taken on the role of my Italian professore. I don't know if he realizes just how much I appreciate him.

I have learned a lot of different things since being here in Italy. Different ways of travel, communication, politeness, fashion, attitude, and simply, living. I have taken a few pictures to help explain my feelings and how I see through my eyes, and to remember all of the beauty.


Wilmaryad B. O'Scallas said...

Oh My God!

The dream has, finally, come true!

Take lots of pics and post 'em on here, Angelo! I'm dying of anticipation!

I'm SO SO SO happy for you, my briend!!! Please, make sure you get everything SET (wink wink) in Italy before you fly back to the US.

Wishing you all the best ...
... I love you! XO

Angelo de Gioia said...

I am still spinning in my heart and mind my briend! I will post I did not take a lot but you will understand why when I tell you everything. No

I love you too Wilmaryad xxoo!!

Wilmaryad B. O'Scallas said...

I'm still expecting many posts to come about your larger-than-life Italian voyage. :)

To your keyboard, gentleman!