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After a 2h flight from Rome to Genoa Pauline and I found our way to our apartments. My roommates and I were surprised with the number of stairs that lead to our apartment. We live on the 10th floor and don’t have an elevator but not gonna lie we kind of enjoy it. It’s a part of the European experience. In most European cities people are used to walking a lot and using public transportation. Having a car is not as needed as it is in the US. After getting to know our apartment we went to a restaurant that’s not far away from where we live and we ordered some basil pesto pasta. It was delicious. After that Pauline and I met with Facu and Jerm. In the very morning, at 5am we were all in the same room in Rome and now we were meeting in Genoa. Pauline showed us her apartment and then boys showed us theirs. Right after that we went to the meeting with Prof. Rice. He showed us which areas of the city are safe and which ones we should try to avoid, even though the whole city is pretty safe and there aren’t really dangerous neighbourhoods he still wanted us to be aware about which places are the safest. After the walk around, I showed my friends our apartment. Everyone was surprised by the amount of stairs, however once we reached to the top and saw the view from my balcony we all said that the stairs are worth it.

Then we all went to a restaurant where we had a blast to say the least. We ate delicious food (basil pesto pasta again, and I’m not complaining about it). We drunk some amazing white and red wine. We talked a lot, got to know each other a little better and after being in the restaurant for a few hours we decided to go to my apartment. After being there for some time we wanted to go out and see what Genoa is like at night. We went to a couple of bars, talked to locals and enjoyed ourselves. Overall, it was a really nice day.

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