Chapter 1- On Our Way! San Diego, Mexico, and now Honolulu

Hello from the depths of the sea somewhere between Ensenada, Mexico and Honolulu, Hawaii. I have only just begun this journey but there is already so much that has happened. As we walked up to the MV World Odyssey I could only think of how many memories we were about to make on this very…

And We’re Off! Honolulu here we come

Tuesday 1-5-2016 Well today has been a whirlwind of a day to say the least. It feels like I woke up in San Diego days ago. As Rebecca and I woke up this morning sitting in the Hilton in San Diego I can guarantee we had NO idea what was ahead. We haven’t really had…

Whatsapp? “Nothing, Whatsapp with you?”

Look at me, becoming the advice blogger.  I guess it was the inevitable result of not knowing anyone who has visited Argentina recently and blindly stumbling into the country hoping to pick up on the caveats of day to day life as I went along.  So here goes Cecilia’s Big Tip #2- look into how…

What I Learned During My First Week In Scotland

For those of you that don’t know, I left for my semester at the University of Stirling on Friday, January 9th. There’s a lot to be said and not enough space to say it so I’m going to try to break down my thoughts by things I learned during my first week in Scotland. Never…

Cannes: Settling In

So I have officially been in Cannes for a little over 72 hours now. I surprisingly haven’t felt any jet lag yet. Though the first day I was incredibly tired but I think that was more do to the fact that I hadn’t slept in close to 3 days thanks to nerves and a super…

Houston, We Have a Problem

Until 2pm yesterday I had fully intended to skip the ‘packing’ entry. Every travel blog I’ve ever read (and that’s a lot) has had a packing entry, and they all say the same thing. “Start packing as early as possible and keep lists to prevent forgetfulness, research what familiar products might not be available in…

Ireland: First Days Craze

On Monday our contact from the university took us (Ellen, Hillary, Mallory, and myself) to our prospective schools. We all went to all four schools just as a preliminary kind of visit to meet our principals, cooperating teachers, and students. Every school offered us tea! My school was third on the route. We walked in,…

Czech it

Ahoy!! (Good day in Czech!) So I have been living in Prague for a little over a week now, and it is just the most magical place. That is so cliche if you have ever heard about Prague, but it is so true! I find myself in awe and disbelief that I live here every…

Ireland: First Impressions

Accents. Accents everywhere. I love the Irish accents! The only thing is sometimes people have to repeat themselves so I can catch what they are saying. No one really seems to have a problem understanding me, though. Go figure. Also, “crack” here means “fun,” not drugs, and hurling is a sport, not the result of…