First Impressions: Italy

Courtney and Lynne are ACLE pros and Italy veterans as far as we are concerned. Luckily for us they have been showing us the ropes in camp and around town in San Remo.

Today their leadership pertained most significantly to their knowledge of prime food spots. The experienced duo led us on a gelato tasting expedition across three vendors, patiently instructing us on how to say “I would like a sample taste please” in Italian (“Vorrei un campione di gusto per favore”). Lollipop was the winner.

First samples of Gelato.

Tasting the creamy, nutmegy, nutella-y goodness for the first time, we could not stop drooling long enough to pick a winning flavor. Good thing we have six more weeks to give each option a second chance…

Here are a few of our other first impressions from our time in Italy (see photos below).

The Hokey Pokey Dance

Teaching English to non speakers is much harder than expected but we are having a blast returning to our youthful days at Summer Camp. Here Perrin and I demonstrate teaching “The Hokey Pokey”. Lynn informed us the proper name in Scotland is “The Hokey Cokey”. We’ll see which name prevails with the children after the summer.

Espresso: Drink early and often. Two cups at a time if necessary.

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About sistersbailey

We are Perrin and Sarah Bailey, collectively known as “The Sisters Bailey”. The moniker was born out of a crazy weekend at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest and it was the first time we had ever been referred to as one unit. We grew up in Alexandria, VA together and then separated for college - Perrin to The University of Pennsylvania and Sarah to Northwestern University – and somehow landed together in New York after graduation. It was in the midst of the hustle of Manhattan that we became friends for the first time in years. Somehow we landed jobs in the same industry - Sarah worked in marketing at HBO and Perrin managed creative digital promotions for her media agency’s main client, Disney - just three blocks from one another. One day we decided to leave our jobs, sell our belongings and travel abroad with a backpack and a collective savings of $10K. The stories of our continuing adventures and those of other fearless travelers are here to inspire you.
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