Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Just a few

Things have been very busy here, what with moving into our new apartment, starting classes, seeing people, yada yada. Generally things are good - the apartment is wonderful and Talia and I are slowly getting to a point where our classes are stable and we feel more settled. We're not quite there - but we're moving in the right direction.

I'm starting to go through the thousands of photos I have from Europe, and its a slow process to be sure, but here are just a very few photos from Venice and Burano (a wonderful island off the coast of venice where they make lace and are famous for their colorful houses).





Saturday, February 04, 2006

Back to Oberlin

Hi everyone, it's Talia. I know I don't write on this very often, but I just thought I'd let everyone know that we made it back to Oberlin safely. We are now knee-deep in unpacking. Fortunately our apartment seems to be the perfect size for us, so we are excited about that. Jaimie is in his element unpacking, rearranging, and plotting decorations. Personally, I'm not really a fan of unpacking, but it's fun to think about the final product.
Our time in Barcelona and Europe was truly incredible. We learned so much about ourselves, each other, Spanish, different culture, histories, politics, etc.. Jaimie turned out to be the perfect travel companion, which made me very happy.
It's crazy to be back. Sometimes it feels crazy soley because... well, it's not as wierd as I expected it to be. Does that make sense? Oberlin looks the same, and that feels odd. But at other times the reverse culture shock is strange too. But it's great to be here. And having Jaimie and other study away folks to debrief with is very special.
Anyway, we're happy and safe. Hope you are too.