Friday, July 15, 2016

Love by Lecce: Ugento

To my usual readers: for my study abroad experience, my school requires me to write five blog posts about my time here. They are required to be in Italian so there will be Italian in these posts, but I will post the translated English version below. I hope you have fun skimming the Italian language and comparing it to English as well as reading about the adventures that I'm having here. As always, thank you for reading!

La scuola per il mio studio all'estero a Lecce prende porta tutti gli studenti sui viaggi di ogni Sabato. Noi di solito visitiamo una chiesa o una città e una spiaggia. Per la prima escursione che abbiamo fatto, abbiamo visitato una fabbrica di pomodori e melanzane. Abbiamo visto i dipendenti della fabbrica di preparazione e l'essiccazione i frutti (Sì, pomodori e melanzane sono frutti!) al sole. La preparazione comprende taglio, lavaggio, e sale mettendo sulla frutta. Dopo il tour della fabbrica, abbiamo visitato lo spaccio aziendale (negozio) dove avevano salsa e prodotti freschi per da comprare. Si potevano assaggiare diversi tipi dei loro prodotti, anche se non mi piacciono pomodori.

Dopo la fabbrica abbiamo preso il nostro autobus ad una spiaggia a Ugento. La spiaggia è stata la spiaggia più bella che abbia mai visto. La sabbia era bianca, l'acqua era limpida e un bellissimo azzurro, e c'era un piccolo ristorante per comprare cibo e bevande. La spiaggia era affollata ma ancora rilassante, e abbiamo speso trascorso circa cinque o sei ore lì. L'acqua sulla costa d'Italiana è più calda di quella dell'Oceano Pacifico ed è così bello nuotare in una giornata calda: non troppo freddo, non troppo caldo. La settimana è stata molto lunga, quindi è stato bello essere in grado di trovare il tempo di riposare sulla spiaggia con gli amici e il mio libro.
Domani andiamo in una nuova avventura di una nuova spiaggia, e non vedo l'ora di vedere cosa si arriva a vedere questo fine settimana. Gli aggiornamenti a venire presto!
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The school in Lecce for my study abroad takes all of the students on trips each Saturday. We usually visit a church or a city and a beach. For the first excursion that we took, we visited a tomato and eggplant factory. We saw employees of the factory preparing and drying out the fruit (Yes, tomatoes and eggplants are fruit!) in the sun. Preparation includes cutting, washing, and putting salt on the fruit. After the tour of the factory, we visited the "gift shop" where they had sauce and fresh products to buy. There was sample food to try which was delicious even though I don't like tomatoes.
After the factory we took our bus to a beach in Ugento. The beach was the most beautiful beach I have ever been to. The sand was white, the water was clear and a beautiful light blue, and there was a small deck to buy food and drinks at. The beach was busy but still relaxing and we spent about five or six hours there. The water on the coast of Italy is much warmer than the Pacific Ocean and is so nice to swim in on a hot day: not too cold, not too warm. The week was very long so it was nice to be able to find time to rest on the beach with friends and my book.
Tomorrow we go on a new adventure to a new beach, and I can't wait to see what we will get to see this weekend. Updates to come soon!

14 comments:

  1. Those tomatoes look amazing!! YUM.

    Tori
    www.mooretori.com

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  2. Such beautiful pictures! I speak Italian, so I enjoyed reading the post in Italian! :) Italy is my favorite place! Enjoy!

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    1. I'm so glad! My Italian is a little rocky so feel free to correct me haha!

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  3. Your trip looks awesome! Have fun at the beach tomorrow!

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  4. The water at the beach is so sparkling and beautiful! Looks like a fun trip.

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    1. It's insane! Coming from the pacific ocean it's such a treat!

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  5. That beach looks gorgeous! I love your logo too, by the way. xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

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    1. It really was, and thank you so much!

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  6. this looks absolutely amazing! photos are gorgeous

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