|l'albero di Natale in Duomo|
|the Galleria by night|
|the Rotary kids of Milano after Thanksgiving dinner|
|yummy food :)|
In school I have been assigned an Italian book to read (complete with analyses and essays) by the end of Christmas break. Now I am halfway finished and I can easily follow the plot; I only need to translate words every now and then that I do not recognize. In other news, I went to a disco for the second time, but just like on Halloween night, we could not enter because of the crowd. I asked my friends if the discos are always like this, but they simply said "No, you are just unlucky." Great.
This week has been the Feast of San Ambrogio, the patron saint of Milano. Therefore, I have been off school from Wednesday through Friday. On Wednesday I went with some exchange friends to the World Fair (L'artigiano in fiera) at the state-of-the-art exhibition center outside the city. It was unbelievable. The size of it was one thing, the buildings themselves another, but the number of countries represented blew me away. Each building was divided into countries (or in the case of Italy, provinces) and because of this you could visit each part of the world and view/buy their goods. There were crafts, jewelry, food, clothes, furniture, anything you can imagine! After a whole day of attempting to see everything (which was impossible) I bought only one thing: a scarf, from the district of Como (like the lake).
In the next week I have a ton of engagements. Today I will be meeting my possible next host family, and that's a little intimidating seeing as I know literally nothing about them. Later this week I have the Christmas Concert in the Duomo, at which all the Rotary clubs will be. The night after, I have my own Rotary club's Christmas party, and I will be introduced to all the members for the first time. Life is so crazyyyy!!!! Lastly, I got a haircut yesterday, my first in Italy. Here we go: