I knew we were going to Italy but it didn’t hit me until I got there that I would be seeing things I’d only studied or saw on TV. Three years later and its still surreal. The trip was glorious. It is really easy and inexpensive to travel to other European countries from England. I was an undergrad with very shallow pockets- my funds weren’t unlimited. We stayed in hostels so breakfast was included in the daily rate, we ate at really good but really inexpensive restaurants, most of the things we did were free or didn’t break the bank and taking trains between cities was affordable too.That trip taught me how to live out of a backpack which has come in handy.