So sorry for the extremely delayed update, stuff can be busy in good ol’ Italia. So what have I been up to you ask?
Well this past Friday I went on a tour of the Perugina chocolate factory with my cooking class that included a tasting. Now my cooking teacher told as at the beginning of the semester not to expect a full meal from what we make in class. However, I have never left the class hungry and consider it my lunch. So when this professor tells us that the tasting at the chocolate factory will be like a chocolate meal, like a full lunch of chocolate, I get pretty excited.
When we get to the factory we could smell the chocolate in the air around the building, a good sign indeed. As we’re watching the video introduction to the factory they tell us that in addition to all of the chocolates they make they also make cakes and cookies. So, in my mind I’m envisioning all of us sitting down at tables and being served chocolates, cakes, and cookies. I am ready for this epic tasting to commence, but first a tour of the factory is in order.
Now it was a whole lot less of this:
And a whole lot more of this:
So while it was interesting to see how the chocolates are made it wasn’t quite as magical as previously anticipated.
After the factory tour we proceeded to the tasting. The moment we had all been waiting for!
We enter a room with a single counter top with trays of about 7 different kinds of chocolates on them. It was everyman for themselves.
I made it out alive and unharmed.
Then on Sunday I went to San Gimignano, Volterra, and Siena. All three were very pretty medieval type towns, but it was in Siena that things got interesting.
So Chelsea, her aunt and I are lounging in the Piazza just laying there and soaking up some glorious sun.
Very peaceful relaxing stuff. We all have our eyes closed just enjoying the moment when I hear a voice near my ear say “Hai paura?” aka Italian for Are you afraid? Well I mean I wasn’t a second ago, but what the frig is this nonsense? I peak open one eye to see that Chelsea is sitting up and there is a guy with his dog right there behind us.
He goes on to tell us not to be afraid of his dog, it is very nice and doesn’t bite. So we pet the dog and he keeps telling us more about the dog. He eventually leaves us to go move onto the next group of unsuspecting folks, but not before leaving us with one awkward/creepy encounter.
It is currently midterms week so I’ve been busy with studying ( Or I should be) and then on Thursday we leave for the Northern Loop which should be pretty epic. This may very well be the last post on here until I’m back from the northern loop. Unless, of course, something epic happens between now and Thursday.