Final Countdown: Corsica

In one of my french classes a few semesters ago at Ole Miss, the class was broken down into pairs and asked to pick one of the thirteen regions in France and create a fifteen minute presentation about it. My partner and I picked the island off the south coast of France called Corsica. We…

Buddha’s Birthday

Celebrating Buddha’s birthday is huge! The streets of Seoul are decorated with colored lanterns a week early in remembrance of the holiday.  Regardless of your religious views, I highly recommend visiting any one of the historic temples on this day. Try the traditional bean powder snacks, give an offering and observe Buddhist practices. On May…

Marcahuasi

Last weekend I went camping in the countryside of Peru for the second time in a row.  It is so rejuvenating to see the sun.  Here in Lima now that it is winter, it is overcast every single day.  The most confusing part, is that it doesn’t rain.  The sky is just grey.  I never…

What I’m looking forward to // St. Petersburg, Russia

When studying abroad, you quickly learn that there are some things that you really miss about home and some things that you like better in your current country of residence. While studying abroad in Russia, these are the top things in America that I have missed and absolutely can’t wait to be reunited with when…

Ep2: Big Buda(Pest)

In the wee hours of Tuesday night, my sis and I took an overnight train through the lands of Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary, arriving at our second city of adventure: Budapest!  After being in Prague for 3.5 days, it was kind of unsettling at first to find ourselves in a new city, to not…

Ep1: Prague 

The adventure is underway!! I have just left the first city of this Eastern European journey, and my heart has already been so touched on this trip by the beauty of people and life that embody this lovely city of Prague, Czech Republic. I hope to see you again soon beautiful Prague. May 27th: Saturday…

Halfway

I haven’t written in awhile because this month has been busy!  So many different things have happened since my last blog post.  I will try to do my best to talk about all of it. Firstly, I attempted to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with my friends here.  It’s a funny holiday because, although the 5th…

Bitter Sweet…

It’s strange to think that five months ago today I flew into the Paris De Gaulle airport. Looking back on it now, I was so inexperienced. I didn’t know left from right. I struggled for a solid month. The simplest tasks were a challenge. Things as rudimentary as going to the store or ordering food…

Switzerland: It’s All Greek to Me

Well, I decided to go to Greece. The week before finals. I figured…why not? School isn’t that important, right? And besides, last semester I went to New Orleans for a few days before my December finals, and I got good enough grades. Maybe it was time to start a trend. And I was going with…