Failed Sunrise in Cusano Mutri

It was the last day of our trip in Cusano Mutri. To culminate this amazing mushroom adventure, three other Rome Start girls and I decided to wake up at 5am to watch the sunrise from in between the mountains.

We woke up to find that it was pouring outside. However, this did not stop us. We geared up in our warmest clothing and umbrellas and headed out. We hiked to the top of the nearest mountain – which only took us about 6 minutes – and proceeded to contemplate in awe how the heavy mist shifted around us. It was raining so hard, and there was so much mist that we knew we would never see a sunrise, but we stayed for a long while nonetheless.

Slowly, the darkness started to give way to the light and we were able to see the mountains more clearly. Everything was completely silent except for the sound of the rain hitting our umbrellas and the occasional bird. Even though we did not get to see the sunrise we were hoping for, this is my favorite memory from the whole trip.


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About Rosa Maria Noriega

My name is Rosa Maria Noriega and I am from Querétaro, Mexico. I am an International Business and Entrepreneurship major and form part of the 2016 Rome Start class. Choosing to spend my freshman year abroad has been one of the best decisions I have made and hopefully you too decide to make Rome your own.
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