My Last Day in London

I spent the last day of my journey traveling east across the city from my west London flat. First stop: a quick goodbye to the south bank market as I grabbed my last order of oysters and Mac n cheese. It was a sad moment for me. I looked around the market and was able…

Scotland: 11/10-11/12

Our train departed at 6 am on a cold Friday morning in November. My roommates and I packed up the last of our suitcases and headed off to catch our train to Edinburgh. As I slid in to my seat next to the window, I was fully prepared to take a little 4 hour nap….

Christmas in London

I’ve got to say, a holiday away from home is never easy. There’s just something about spending time with your family that makes thanksgiving and Christmas a special time. Although it’s not the easiest thing to do, being in London sure makes it a bit easier. The wintertime Christmas market at south bank center was…

Bruges: 10/8

When we arrived it was a small journey from our bus to the center of the city. The sun was shining and it was warm enough to travel around with just a light rain jacket on. The billowy clouds cast the occasional shadow but the sun felt warm on my face. The city is more…

Amsterdam: 10/6-10/7

Arrived around 7 pm on Friday. It was a long 10 hour trip. We dropped off our luggage and ventured out into the drizzling 50 degree weather. The thing I noticed about Amsterdam, though, is that it is very windy. So 50 degrees can quickly turn into a brisk 40. Our tour guide gave us…

Social Dynamics Shaping London

London, a city that has over five thousand years of history, is still evolving on an everyday basis. From historical neighborhood backgrounds to individuals and community groups from many different culturally stimulating backgrounds, it has been thriving as a centralized global city. Thanks to many different cultures around the world, this “melting pot” of people has…

Paris 9/27-9/29

Wow. What a city. I guess it’s true what they say; you either hate it or you love it. I lean towards the latter. There’s so much to see! We came in on the Eurostar and hopped on a bus to take a tour of the city. As we traveled from Moulin Rouge to Notre…

My Reflections: Pt. 3

My final reflections is my last words about my semester abroad. I faced a large amount of challenges while I was in Europe. I met new people, I went to a different part of the world all by myself, I lost my phone (ok that one was my fault). It was really strange that I…

My Reflections: Pt. 2

The second part of my reflections would be talking about the trip I had in a professional manner. I feel like it is sometimes is a bonus but I also think it is incredibly important the resume material that this trip has given me. While I was taking classes I took part in so many…