Sarah O.


Sicily, Italy

Carnevale & Catania

Sarah O. March 2, 2014

This week started the celebration of Carnevale. It is a festival and party leading up to Lent. Here in Siracusa there is not a specific tradition the city does, like some places have orange fights and others have parades with elaborate floats, but here… More

Sogno di Avola

Sarah O. February 22, 2014

While being here our group has made some friends. Among them is the sweetest couple, Ana and Alberto. Ana is Romanian and Alberto is Spanish. This weekend they took us to Avola, a town in Sicily that has a lot of Spanish influence, which is evident in… More

A Weekend in Siracusa

Sarah O. February 17, 2014

This weekend was not super eventful, but Siracusa still proved its beauty. My friend and I went out one morning to see the sunrise over the Mediterranean. It was one of the prettiest sunrises I have ever witnessed; with bands of green, yellow, orange… More


Sarah O. February 9, 2014

Last weekend our school went to Taormina. Even though the weather was bad and rainy, it was very beautiful and looked like a combination of Hawaii and Los Angeles. We went to the prettiest Roman theater I have ever seen, and as we walked through the stadium… More

Hello world!

Sarah O. January 30, 2014

My name is Sarah and I live where I go to college, in Virginia. I have never been out of the country but for the next four months of my life I will be living on an island. Ortigia Isle, Siracusa Italy. Where for the most part nobody speaks English and… More

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