There are no words for how much I love Torino. When my flight was descending, it took my breath away. Every morning I wake up, go to my balcony, and am amazed by how beautiful the city looks with the Alps in the background. I’ve never seen anything like it. These past few weeks have gone by so fast and it terrifies me when I think about leaving at the end of July.
I’ve made some really good friends who are also au pairs. One is from Canada and the other from Missouri. Our days go like this- wake up, send the kids to school, take the bus to Piazza Castello, go to the cat cafe, walk around the city, go to the market, have picnics in the park, eat pasta/pizza, drink wine , talk about life, get some gelato, and say our goodbyes around 4ish. I think I could spend everyday for the rest of my life like this. We went to Milan the weekend before last and it was a really good time. We saw the Duomo (big church above,) ate amazing food, and partied a little.
Today is my birthday!!! I can’t believe that I’m already 20. My Italian family is so sweet and is making me a vanilla cake with fruit on top. We’re also eating spaghetti for dinner, which I’ve come to find out is one of my favorite Italian meals. This is funny because I hate American spaghetti. I also didn’t used to like tomatoes or cherries until I tried them in Italy. I’m sitting at a cafe right now, close to the city center, just enjoying the beautiful day. I’m so excited because I’m going to Cinque Terre this weekend with my friends! We rented an airbnb right next to the ocean and are planning on relaxing all weekend.
I’ve been trying to make the most of everyday here and really take everything in. This has already been the best summer of my life and it’s not even over yet.