Czech Republic: Ireland, you leave me wanting Moher

Ever since I was little I have always dreamed of going to Ireland and this past weekend my dream finally came true! Ireland was everything I ever dreamed of and more. The people were all so nice, the country was beautiful, and the weather was perfect (very uncommon for Ireland). Also, I was finally back…

Giboulée!

  I have always thought that Oxford, MS. had the craziest, most unpredictable weather in the world. However after being in Angers for almost 2 1/2 months, I am second guessing myself. Since I moved to France, I have experienced very few days in which it didn’t rain or where there was no overcast. Our proximity…

An ode to patience

Almost three weeks have gone by since I arrived in Peru and it has been quite the journey thus far.  Most importantly, my classes were suspended for a week due to a national environmental crisis which put everything on pause.  There have been floods and landslides all over the country that have destroyed homes and…

Unique St. Petersburg

Loft Project The Loft Project is a one part exhibit center, one part street food, and all together an amazing place that I was lucky enough to stumble upon. Housed in an alleyway and a nondescript building off the main drag, one could easily spend half a day here. The alleyway contains numerous glass boxcar-style…

Bree//France: Land of Tiles

The sun is shining and the air smells like a mix of oranges and sea air. Street music, languages of the world, and daily city life sounds flood the ears. The buildings are adorned in their own type of jewelry, sporting all colors of the rainbow and every pattern imaginable, repeated over and over by…

Czech Republic: 3 days, 2 Countries!

After two weekends in Prague I was more than ready to start traveling again and I was so excited to be going to two places in just one weekend! I was also hoping that this next trip wouldn’t end up with me being a bit disappointed like my last trip to Germany, but luckily these…

Switzerland: I Got a Golden Ticket!

Yes, today, in March 2017, I can safely say that I visited Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. Gene Wilder (may he rest in peace) was unfortunately not present, nor was his deliciously purple suit, nor were dozens of green-headed minions who spend too much time in the…

France: Vienna, Budapest, Amsterdam. Scratch Vienna.

I have just returned from my first weeklong school break here in France! My roommates and I had made plans to travel to Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), and Amsterdam (Netherlands). This was our plan until the day of, when Julianne and I overslept and missed our flight to Vienna! We woke up in the biggest…

Things I Thought I’d Never Miss…

           After being in France for a month and a half, there are some interesting things that I have started to miss. The number one thing that I miss is the English language. Learning French for me is like trying to ride a bike backwards through a minefield. I am learning a lot but my…