Spain: Soccer. I mean, Football.

Now about two and a half weeks into my internship, I am really beginning to settle in. Though I was somewhat nervous about my placement with a soccer academy, I hoped to make the best of the situation, and hopefully fall in love with a new sport. The past two weeks have come with quite…

China: 自相矛盾 & the “Eastern Moscow”

  334 BCE: “My shields are so sturdy, nothing can pierce them!” a street vendor yelled amid the chaos of a marketplace in the state of Chu. After the unexpected conquest of Yue, everyone in Dangyang was in high spirits – especially the vendor; he knew he was going to make a pretty penny from all…

A Weekend in Venice

This weekend we visited the beautiful water town of Venice. My mom and my best friend and her mom joined me and it was so much fun to have them there. We stayed in an AirBNB in the Giardini area, which was beautiful.  The AirBNB owner gave us the best restaurant recommendation! It was called…

Germany: Colds and Adventures

This past week I have been pretty sick with what my host mom called the “summer flu,” so I don’t really have a theme of what I want to write about. I thought I could discuss both how to survive sickness abroad and my recent travels! First, being sick abroad really stinks. If you’re anything…

London: What am I doing here?

Having been in London for two weeks, I feel that it is necessary to now explain my purpose for being here. As fun as it is to explore new countries and new cities as I discussed in my last post (see, London: Crossing the Pond/Settling In), Ole Miss unfortunately does not offer a study abroad…

Solo Travels in London

During my time abroad, I quickly learned that my favorite way to travel was solo. Don’t get me wrong, travelling with friends is awesome and you shouldn’t only travel alone. However, I really appreciated taking a little bit of time to focus on what I wanted. My last two trips to London were the best….

Last Days in London

The worst part about studying abroad is having to leave. When you’ve moved to a different country for a certain amount of time, you become settled there. New friends, new *favourite* coffee shops, new routines, and then you have to leave it. I got so incredibly lucky during my time in England to make new…

Pasta, and Wine, and Bread! Oh my!

Okay y’all. I am absolutely obsessed with Florence so far. The culture, the scenery, the nightlife, the people, and the FOOD. The food is so serious. This blog post is about food if you did not guess already. So here is a PSA: Do not read this if you are hungry! Graphic images may disturb…

Week 4: Mistakes, Beaches, and Dance-offs

Well. It’s all over now.  I left Dublin, Ireland and arrived home to the Mississippi humidity last night.  My last week in Ireland was the best week. I was finally used to the ways of the country, and my time for opportunity was running out. This past weekend my group of friends planned on going…