Bitten By The Travel Bug: Hurt So Good

I’ve contracted the disease. The symptoms are all there: spontaneously buying bus tickets to new countries, laughing at my dwindling bank account with little remorse, traveling directly after class ends on Friday and only returning to Angers in time for my Monday class. Every night I find myself obsessively searching for the cheapest route to…

Belgium: A Weekend of Firsts

After two weekends in a row of traveling, I’m back in Amsterdam, curled up with a cup of my favorite tea uploading all my pictures and wearing my new flannel (a sign that the weather has finally started showing the first glimpse of fall). Two weekends ago, I went with a group of my friends…

Amsterdam: Week One

Hoi from Amsterdam! I’ve successfully tackled my first week in Europe and now according to my brand new residence permit (awkward photo and all), I’m official. That’s right y’all, I’m here to stay, no backing out now! To be completely honest, I still can’t believe that this is all really happening. I’m so blessed to…

Observations and Amsterdam

Time is literally disappearing in front of me.  It doesn’t feel like I have been in France for very long; but at the same time, it feels like home.  I have an apartment, daily routines/habits, and friends here.  I love going to the boulangerie each day to purchase some sort of pastry or the usual baguette.  I…

Greece: I Amsterdam

Last week I skipped school to meet a friend from last semester in Amsterdam (I know, shame on me). Amsterdam is definitely the best place I’ve been so far in Europe. I fell in love the minute I got there. Everything about the city is amazing. It’s clean, beautiful, relaxing… I could go on for…