Written by senior middle blocker Natasha Siljkovic
Yesterday night, we all went to bed before 9 p.m. because we were very tired from the long flight and very quick Milan sightseeing.
Some of us woke up early this morning - Sam Hirschmann and Sara Shaw woke up at 5 a.m. and couldn't go back to bed. Emily Young woke up at 10 p.m. the previous night thinking it was morning. She got up, brushed her teeth and got ready to go to breakfast when she realized that it was still dark outside.
Obviously, we needed at least a couple days to get used to the time difference. After breakfast we all went to Lake Como. It is a small town near Milan with a breathtaking view and a beautiful lake surrounded by cafes and small Italian restaurants.
The city is surrounded by mountains on all sides. We took the tram and went up to one of the mountains. We could see the lake and the city from there and the view was amazing!
Also, the tram ride was very exciting- one lady got in the tram at the last minute and we all had to pull her in because she got stuck in the closing door. When we came back down, Erin Yoder and Katie Fuller went pedal boating; and can I add - they didn't make it very far.
At the same time, another part of our team went to a boat ride on the lake. We found out that the lake has 42 cities surrounding it and we saw Switzerland from the boat. We drove by Giorgio Armani's vacation house and the house where the movie "Oceans 12" was filmed, while we could see George's Clooney house in the distance.
From left: Erin Yoder, Sara Shaw and Katie Fuller.