March Madness: Part 3

I know it may seem a little ridiculous that I’m still writing about March at the end of April, but I told you March had a lot going on! April has been full of schoolwork (yeah, that does exist here), but now that I have a little break I can finish telling you about last…

Riley: Chile

HOLA AMIGOS So I have been living in Viña Del Mar, Chile for about 2 weeks now.  I started classes on Wednesday in Valparaíso at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.  So here’s some background information to let you know a little bit more about my situation: I am a graduate student, earning my Masters degree…

One month already?

Happy Leap Day! Unfortunately I didn’t find anyone to propose to today, but I’m keeping my eyes open. 😉 Even though my love life isn’t like Amy Adams’ in “Leap Year,” I do often feel like my life is a movie. I just marked one month in Ireland, and every day seems to have its own surprise….

Sayōnara Japan

Where to begin, where to begin. How about Yokohama, where the Japan adventures began? We ported in Yokohama and have not stopped since. Our first day, Paige and I decided to try independent travel for the first time. We left the ship and headed for the local train station. After 20 long minutes, our first…

Port 2 – Day 3 – Japan – Tokyo

27,039 steps later we have officially had another full day of touring Tokyo. Thankfully, today was a breeze compared to yesterday. The hardest thing we went through today was finding a place to eat lunch. This morning we let ourselves sleep in and just relax a bit before we headed out; we didn’t leave the…

Ireland: My First Week

Hello, friends! My journey in Ireland has just started, and I’m so excited about all the fun to come. I appreciate you taking the time to follow my adventures this semester. I hope to share some great stories and beautiful pictures with you over the next four months. Since arriving at Maynooth University last Tuesday,…

Spain – Soaking It All In

Yes, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything. Yes, I’m still alive. And yes, I’m still enjoying my time abroad. In fact, I’m enjoying my time so much that I never have any time to simply sit down and write. But, that’s okay. I can give everyone the full report, down to every miniscule detail,…

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…

Amsterdam: Czeching Out Hungary

I know it’s been so long since my last post, but I’ve been going nonstop! Between trips and school I’ve had hardly any down time, but hey I’m definitely not complaining. Last week I went with a friend to Budapest, Hungary and Prague, Czech Republic (hence the pun-filled name of this post title) and fell in…