Spain: Never Sit Still

While what they say is true about the Spanish lifestyle being a more relaxed one, I have done very little relaxing in my time here. Whether it be weekend trips, beach days, nights at the disco, or tapas at our favorite restaurants, my friends and I basically never sit still. Yes, this can get a…

Spain: Beautiful People

Coming into this experience, I was told that my emotions would resemble a roller coaster. Supposedly, I would start very high, with so much excitement around me, but would soon hit a low as the reality of a new culture and being away from home hit me. Thankfully for me, in the past five weeks,…

Morocco: Learn From My Packing Mistakes

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the way I packed for Morocco. All of the essentials made it in the bag, and—by some miracle—my suitcase wasn’t overweight! Next time around though, there some things I would change. Here’s what I regret most about the way I packed for my eight weeks in Morocco: Not Packing a…

London: Neighborhood of Clerkenwell

This summer, I am living in a neighborhood called Clerkenwell. Clerkenwell sits on the East-Central end of London and is a residential area, filled with restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, and flats. Living in Clerkenwell, it is very easy to feel like a local Londoner since you are not constantly surrounded by tourists like you might…

Germany – Coming Back Different

Today marks the beginning of my last week in Germany. I’m not really sure how to feel about it, either. Some people leave feeling as if they didn’t get to do everything they had hoped to accomplish. I suppose I’m fortunate in that regard, because I feel like I have made the most of it,…

China: night market & the Great Wall

Hamsters, “shoe shampoo,” roasted meat skewers, hair-bows, Popeye T-shirts, turtles, multicolored contacts, Coca-Cola can purses, teapots, fried chicken, Peppa Pig cellphone cases, cotton candy, light-up balloons, “Balenciaga” slippers and kittens all overflowed from various cramped stalls at the Shida night market. When rain started to fall, shopkeepers hurried to cover their products with plastic tarps….

Germany – The World Cup

The Weltmeisterschaft, or World Cup, is a bit of a big deal in Germany. Imagine all of the Football, Basketball, and Baseball fans in America united and formed one national sport. That’s how Fußball (soccer) is in Germany. And today is a bit of an unusually big deal, as far as big deals go because…

Florence: a Weekend in Switzerland

Last weekend I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the breathtaking town of Interlaken, Switzerland! I can honestly say that this is the most beautiful place I have ever been. Every turn, I found myself in awe of the crystal blue river, the serenity of the alps, and the adorable town. I went on…

Morocco: Transportation Station

Getting around Morocco can either be a pleasant journey or a laughably horrible disaster-adventure. First of all, don’t overexert yourself expecting the unexpected. Just relax and accept whatever is happening. It might take a couple extra hours to reach your destination, but that’s never really a problem. Second, always budget for extra time and money….