So we’ve finally had our field trip last Friday. I was expecting that alot of my classmates would come because we won’t need to spend for anything but whatever we want to buy, but there’s just about less than 20 of us. It wouldve been more fun if there’s more of us, but I was fine with the less too. We waited at the school for about half an hour because we’re hoping that the others would come and also the bus wasn’t around yet. I was thinking what kind of bus we’ll have. I was surprised when the director told us to go out because the bus has arrived and I saw that the bus was small, fit for about 30 people, but really good-looking; almost a first class bus. Black, velvet surfaces, and so comfortable I wanted to sleep. Of course, the rest raced to the back of the bus and clumped there.
We left about 8:30. I put some music on, stayed at the window side and let the outskirts of the city blew me away. I love the countryside. Lots of greens and I found myself taking pictures of it whenever I had the chance. My eyes were very satisfied; it was a good change from the usual busy city and beach front.
We passed small towns that almost looked desserted. Every store were closed and there were some rotting houses somewhere in the green fields. Then soon enough, no more expressways and replaced by mountains (Urbino is located on top of the mountain). The bus driver did a good job in driving by the cliffsides and went slow enough for me to take pictures of the view. Then the city was in sight. I immediately saw the castle and soon enough we’re at the giant arch gateway of the city. The road was uphill and it’s chilly and raining a little; but it was alright. We were so excited. We went up, let our eyes wander and entered galleries (not allowed to take pictures -.-), parks, and the main palace full of paintings (not allowed to take pictures -.- they had cameras and security everywhere). It was amazing though. I feel I’m in the medieval era. I love it.
Then on the way back to the main square, it started snowing. Hard. Good thing I had my umbrella to keep most of the snow away. Then we kinda got lost, turned back and went our separate ways to eat lunch. We had an hour of free time to wander around, so obviously I did not waste my time sitting around (the city was full of other tourists too). I had some tea with my friend and when we were about to leave, I brought back the pot and cup I drank in over the counter of the cafe. The baristas thanked me alot for that. They were kinda surprised actually. I guess nobody has done that to them before. I love it when our customers here do that too; so I just pass the habit on.
So after, my friend asked me to go with her to buy the souvenir she wanted. We walked a little bit, then went separate ways while I look for a present for my sister. I saw this herb shop/pretty home stuff shop and there I bought a pretty notebook. There were also cupcake mugs(!!) scented candles, natural scrubs, teas(!!!!!!) of different kinds of flavor but at a cheap price, and lots of other things. I love the smell inside too. I wanted to buy everything.
Then I went back to the square to wait because we were supposed to meet up and leave to go to the museum about an hour away. It took a while for the director and my teacher to come back (idk why) and most of my classmates thought we’ve been abandoned lol. But they came, but I didn’t want to leave Urbino.