You would think this is a no brainer, but you would be surprised how many of my friends don’t have the app when they need to quickly translate something. When I need to translate something, I just pull out the app and use the camera feature to quickly get several sentences translated quickly, for example, I use this to understand menus all the time.
I am assuming you want to travel during your weekends off, and the best way to doing that in Italy is by train. Trenitalia, one of the train companies offered at Firenze S.M.N., offers a lot of destination options and time options to travel outside of Florence, and all throughout Italy! Having the app makes your life easier for when you are curious about train times and it’s simple to use so you can quickly pull out the app instead of searching it on the web or having to go to the train station.
Going abroad, the easiest and fastest way to communicate with family, friends, roommates, etc. is through WhatsApp. By buying a sim card or just using your American data plan, WhatsApp sends messages and retrieves calls smoother than using the apple apps for communication. Since it is also a third-party messaging app, it’ll save you from insane phone charges while you’re abroad! The app is so easy to use and if you buy a sim card abroad you can use your American number for registration which makes your life easier, and you don’t have to remember your temporary phone number.
See you at the next post!