Switzerland: The Final Countdown

Officially my last week in Switzerland, my life is full of humdrum cleaning, writing, and reading. Bref…there is nothing at all exciting to report. So, rather than describe, in detail, my boring, Swiss life, for my final post, I have decided to provide a recap of the Swiss world…and the bubble I have been living…

Switzerland: Miss Swiss Goes to France

So, I’m officially wrapping up my Switzerland stay. My exams are complete, my grades are in (mostly), and the sun is melting my Snow White flesh away. Fribourg may be cold in the winter, but due to its high altitude, I’m a boiling, hot mess. But although my home is in Switzerland, over the last…

Switzerland: It’s All Greek to Me

Well, I decided to go to Greece. The week before finals. I figured…why not? School isn’t that important, right? And besides, last semester I went to New Orleans for a few days before my December finals, and I got good enough grades. Maybe it was time to start a trend. And I was going with…

Switzerland: I’m Gettin’ Married in the Morning!

I have been married for almost 24 hours now. Yes, you heard right. I am a MARRIED woman. Okay, so maybe I don’t have the ring on my finger or the legal documents to prove it, but I did experience a mock wedding ceremony on a cruise ship. It happened to be a very liberal…

Switzerland: It’s Raining Men! (I wish.)

Well, I’m still in Switzerland, and this is the forecast for the next week: No more hiking, no more picnics, no more running outside. Must…go…on… Maybe this is the world’s way of saying, “You should probably start studying, Madison.” Yeah…well…maybe the world’s right. Most of my final exams are less than a month away, which…

Switzerland: Livin’ la vida loca

So, over the past ten days or so, this Swiss Miss wasn’t in Switzerland (yet again). The University of Fribourg had their first vacation for Easter, and rather than stick around and study, I decided to meet up with my American roommate in Spain! Feliz navidad! (Okay, so I don’t know how to say Happy…

Switzerland: Younger than Springtime

“It’s springtime…with Hitler…in Germany…” Okay, maybe I’m not in a scene from The Producers, and maybe Hitler isn’t around, and maybe I’m not in Germany, but it is springtime. Finally. The flowers are beginning to bloom, the grass is becoming greener on all sides, people are planting gardens, and my freckles are beginning to pop…

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…

Switzerland: They like me! They really like me!

This week has been an especially busy week in the Land of Chocolate, and I’m doing my best to “just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.” Last weekend was Carnival in Fribourg, meaning that people select the wackiest, most outrageous costumes, parade around the streets, listen to off-key bands, eat, and of course, drink. In Fribourg, their…