Thanks to the consistent support and determination of the staff at Scotia Personnel, I was able to, not once, but twice able to explore Northern Italy. The families withwhich I stayed were always kind and welcoming to this stranger. With their help, I have been able to explore Milan, Turin, Sauze, Siena, Pisa, Ferrara, Lazise, Bardolino, Garda, Venice, Bologna, Ravenna, Punto Marina, Rome, the Vatican, Modena, Bussolengo, and Verona. I have seen works of art that I would have never dreamed of witnessing, like Michaelangelo's David, Leonardo's Last Supper, or Bottecelli's Birth of Venus. I have had a sip of Italian culture and it was worth every second.
The work was difficult but fair. I am a laboratory technician by trade and conversing with children does not come naturally for me. However, the challenge has made me into a greater person with more compassion than before. I have expanded the limits of my patience and have learned new strategies for communication barriers.