I cannot believe I leave in a week! After discovering that e-mails from my host program were going into my spam box on GMail, I've finally received my new address of my home-stay family. With gratitude, I will first be spending a week with friends of the family, and then I will be here:
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From everything I've read, Palermo is a beautiful and centrally located part of the city. I can't believe how close to the ocean I will be and yet still remain in the same time zone. Hasta mañana Chicago - ¡solo tenemos una semana hasta mi viaje!