02.02.2010 3 °C
Dear friends and family
After a long journey I have finally arrived in Perugia! Even though it took me twelve hours to get here, the trip was quite pleasant. Slept through most of my two flights, the shuttle bus from Firenze airport to santa maria novella station was easy to find and stopped in front of the station, two guys helped me get my ticket for the train and after an hour wait my train took me straight to Perugia.
There were some guys shouting Italian curse words through the intercom which caused me to not understand half of the stops, but in the end I managed just fine. Taxi was quite cheap and took me to the apartment which two of my roommates opened for me.
I’m sharing an apartment with two arabs from Israel which names I can’t remember or pronounce, who don’t speak English and barely any Italian and another Dutch guy, Alex. My room is fine, not too big, but I do have my own bathroom (since they thought it would be better if the only girl in the apartment had her own bathroom), quite a big closet and within a couple of days we should have internet in the apartment! :D
We have a cute livingroom with tv, a nice kitchen with all the supplies and a small amazing garden over viewing the mountains and Assissi! It is a quarter past six and I’m about to go out for dinner with the Dutch guy and explore a bit of the centre of Perugia. (I still need to buy a map!)
Christa, one of the employies showed me how the apartment works (I’m the only one in charge of the heating) and told me to not start in a beginners class, but take a test tomorrow for my level!
Well, I just went out to dinner with my dutch roommate Alex and we made a quick tour in the historical centre of Perugia! First impression of Perugia is really good, quite clean, pretty houses, streets and historical buildings & churches. Already found the place to buy my Italian simcard, my new morning espresso bar and where my school is. (a 100 meter walk!) Had some good Italian pizza for the first time in ages and someone to discover the city with. (and who let me take the lead haha)
I’m absolutely exhausted after not so much of sleep the last couple of days and caring around a heavy suitcase (although a surprising amount of guys helped me with that today), so even though it is not even nine o’clock yet, I’m going to lie down, finish my book (gloed bij sandor marai, thank you mummy), do some italian and SLEEP!
ps. this was sunday, will update everything right after my FIRST italian class!