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…

Harry Potter, Hikes, and…Soccer?

When you study abroad, one of the best things that happens is that you make friends who live in your host country, and one of the best things about studying abroad in England is that no matter where they live, they don’t really live that far from your uni. One of my last days in…

Home away from home

Hey y’all! It’s Madison again! I wanted to talk to y’all today a bit about how to create your home away from home. First things first, I’m not naive enough to say that you won’t get homesick, or that your apartment/living arrangements will be as cozy as your bed with your 10 pillows and smell…

Florence: I made it!

Well, I’ve survived my first few nights in Florence! I’ve got to say, getting here was A LOT more difficult than I though it’d be. I had assumed there would be people all over the Rome airport to help us find the train we needed to be on, but I was so wrong. Two planes,…

Morocco: Things You’ll Hear in a Souk

I knew I would have to haggle in Moroccan souks, but I definitely wasn’t prepared for the experience. I don’t play games when I souvenir-shop, and neither do the salesmen. Every city, souk, and shop is different and so is each shopping experience. I was a frightened and weak negotiator at first, but after shopping…