If I could go anywhere in the world I would travel to Italy because of the rich culture, amazing food and incredible sights. Being such an old country, it is full of antique wonders. I would take my four bestfriends Jessica Lefebvre, Summer Graveley, Elenore Breslow and Micaela Wylie-Arbic with me, because together we are unstopable. We all love adventure and exploring new places and trying new things. Some might say we’re a bit crazy! But “the purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiance,”(Elenore Roosevelt).

Some of the things I would want to do in Italy would be walking on the old stone in the Roman Colosseum, visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa and making a wish in the Trevi Fountain to name a few. I would also love to hike up one of their old volcanos such as Etna, or Vesuvius, that have been there for thousands of years, and explore the deep, dark caves hidden within their walls. The possiblitities of different adventues we would have in Italy together are endless. The Vatican would be one of my main attractions. The history and age of all the paintings, sculptures and marble is fascinating and extrodinary. To think that every little detail, in every corner and on every ceiling, was hand-made is mind-blowing. Their are so many different places and buildings and structures to see in Italy I wouldn’t know where to begin my trip.

Italian food is so unique and appealing because of the combinations of flavour and spices. I would love to taste the fresh food that comes from the Tuscan farms, smell the warm bread coming out of the oven at a local bakery, take a sip of their antique wine from a local vineyard and savour a bite of cold gelato. Flavour, freshness, originality and spice is what Italy is known for around the world. The pasta, the breads, and the wine are all things that make Italy such a great destination!

I think that travelling to Italy would be the experiance of a life time, and with my friends by my side, the experiance could only get better! Enjoying the warm sun on our cheeks, feeling the cool wind in our hair while riding a vespa, or meeting a cute Italian boy. I hope that one day I will be able to go to this marvelous land, see these extrordinary landmarks and experience the amazing culture.

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Lots of love,
Kelly Ouderkirk, Miss Teen SD&G County World 2012

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