The first part of this program is in Sicilia where I have been dreaming so long to reach one day. After the four days, I am still in the romance of Taormina, the grandness of Etna and the tranquility of Syracuse.
The flight to Catania was long but smooth. It was a six-hour trip from State College to JFK, an eight-hour trip to Zurich, and a two-hour trip from Zurich to Catania. I packed light and spent most time in sleeping, so the trip was not a pain to me. On the plane, I saw there were many Jews around. It was my first time to learn how Jews dressed, and I learned they could not eat dairy and meat at the same day, so they have special meal on the plane.
When we got to the hotel, we rest the rest of the day and went to a local restaurant for dinner. The hotel was really old and needed renovated. The first impression toward Catania was not so good. The restaurants in Italy opened really late, and it was very common to have dinner at 10 pm. Our first meal in Italy was pizza, BTW I normally don’t like pizza at all. I did not have any idea how the pizza tasted different from pizza are from America or China, and I did not know how big the pizza was. I ordered a super fancy one, and I surprisingly love the pizza very much. I am a huge eater, but I still could not even finish half of it.
Penn state 2019, majoring in Supply Chain Management, minoring in Italian and international business. Promoting Chinese culture to America; loving art, music and adventures.
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