My last day in Cagliari began with packing up my things. Exciting, right? Enri went to school and everyone else went to work, so I went into town to have a wander around through some shops before meeting Enri back at his house around lunch time.
During my wanderings, the craziest thing happened. I was just walking everywhere and anywhere and a man approached me asking if I could help him. I explained that I did not speak Italian. In very broken English, he told me he needed to get to the bus stop near the university. He asked if I would mind standing at the bus stop. What did crazy ole me do? I stood at the bus stop for 10 minutes. After that, I left. I am still not entirely sure what transpired, all I know is the whole experience was bizarre. Enri laughed when I told him this story.
After Marella’s family birthday lunch at home with the whole family, Enri and I took one last walk around Cagliari. The sunny weather was perfect for some gelato and some park sitting, both of which we managed to accomplish.
To top off the afternoon, Enri showed me the Roman ruins near his home. Then, we walked briskly back to his house where I grabbed my bag and hopped into the car, so Marella could drive me to the airport.
After a kiss kiss on the check from Marella and an American hug for Enri, I parted ways and headed through security to head to Venice.
One flight, one bus ride, and short walk later, I arrived at Anda Hostel Mestre. Hands down the NICEST hostel I stayed at during my time in Europe. I cannot recommend it enough!
I cannot emphasize enough how thankful I am for the generosity of Enri’s family for hosting me for a few days. Without my family opening their hearts and home to hosting exchange students, I would not have had half of the experiences I had during my semester abroad. Hosting exchange students and being an exchange student yourself is life-changing!
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