Steven Schmucker

Urbino has been an enlightening trip. I have learned about a culture foreign to my own and was welcomed into it by the wonderful people of Urbino. It has been refreshing to be less dependent on the internet and iPhones, and only needing the technology necessary to the assignments. The experience has made me want to experience the smaller towns of places and stay away from the more touristy areas.

Stories by Steven Schmucker

  • It was hot and humid and the mosquitos were swarming, but there was nothing Guido Edera would have rather been doing one Sunday evening than gathering wood in the forest. One swing and his rusted machete cut half way through the arm-thick tree trunk. With the second swing he yelled joyfully, “Two swings for a tree, one for a head!”

    Palio dei Trampoli

    By Steven Schmucker
    It was hot and humid and the mosquitos were swarming, but there was nothing Guido Edera would have rather been doing one Sunday evening than gathering wood in the forest. One swing and his rusted machete cut half way through the arm-thick tree trunk. With the second swing he yelled joyfully, “Two swings for a tree, one for a head!”

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