Every year, students, facutly and friends of Bay Path College are given the opportunity to travel to one of the world capitals. This trip is headed and planned by the President of our college, Carol Leary, who always travels with the group. This Spring break trip is always very carefully planned with lots of tours as well as pleanty of free time.
In March of 2010, 32 representatives of Bay Path College boarded a Peter Pan bus and pulled out of Bay Path College to start our adventure to Rome, Italy. On this trip there were about 20 current students, 4 alumni, several family members and a couple college staff. As I looked around me I realized that I didn’t really know half the people on the trip, but throughout the week I found that I spent time with almost everyone and really got to know them.
When we finally arrived in the city of Rome, I fell in love. I loved everything about the city, the people, the buildings, the stores, the history, the atmosphere. About the only thing that I didn’t love was the traffic and crazy drivers. Rome is absolutely beautiful and it seems that every corner you turn there is some famous building or some type of artwork. I was in awe of the beauty that surrounded me.
Each day we had tours planned to see all of the big sites including Vatican City, Santa Maria Maggoire, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Narvona, the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum. I loved learning about the history of each of these sites, but I think that my favorite part of the day was just going out and exploring the city for ourselves.
Prehaps the most memorable part of the trip would be out St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. On the morning of St. Patrick’s Day we found a brochure advertising a Pub Crawl, it boasted “12 hours, 12 pubs.” We had a tour in the morning but 10 of us decided to join up with the crawl at pub number 5. We were soon swept up in sea of green and followed the crowd to two more pubs. We all had a lot of fun while still keeping ourselves under control. It was a lot of fun to get to meet people from all around the world as we moved along to the pubs.
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