England: A Quick Guide to London’s Museums

With London being just a half hour train ride from Reading, I’ve spent several weekends exploring the city. There’s so much to see and do that I probably won’t even get to half of it before it’s time for me to return home! I love wandering up and down the streets, admiring the architecture and…

Beautiful Potsdam!

Hi guys! I have one more post on the beautiful buildings and sights of Potsdam. Glienicker Brücke  (Glienicker Bridge): is a 128 meter x 22 meter bridge spanning over the Havel river and connecting the Wannsee district of Berlin with Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg built between 1906 and 1907. The bridge was a notorious location…

The beautiful sights of Potsdam (3)

Hi everyone!   I would like to talk about more amazing sights in Potsdam. Palace Sanssouci Designed between 1745 and 1747 by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff to fulfill King Frederick’s need for a private residence where he could relax outside the Berlin court, the palace Sanssouci is a translation of a French phrase (san souci), which translates as “without…

Argentina: Study Abroad, emphasis on “study”

Hola to all! Apologies for not writing for almost a month, but I have (at least what I think to be) a good excuse! It’s midterm time. Part of what I forget about study abroad is that while I have the opportunity to go on many adventures (which I will update everyone on in another…

Riley: San Pedro de Atacama

     This past week I was fortunate enough to have some family members come visit me here in Chile.  I was pretty down in the dumps once my best friend, who came for a visit, left.  My Aunt and Uncle who were coming for a visit gave me something more to look forward to!  While…

Au Revoir Mauritius and Neptune Day

Life on and off the ship has been quite eventful since my last post. We had Neptune day last week and then two days later we had one day off the ship in Mauritius. As I realize that we have less than 40 days on this adventure it blows my mind that I have no…

अलविदा India

Making it back to the ship alive from this past week in India was only one of the great things about these past days. Once again, we traveled independently in India and I absolutely loved it. The days leading up to our porting in India we were told that this country would be much different…

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…

Lagos to MEM, MEM to NJ, NJ to Berlin

  My name is Peter Ogunniran. I come from Nigeria. I had my B.A in European Studies (German) and I am currently studying for Masters in Modern Languages at Ole Miss. Right now, I am an exchange student at the University of Potsdam, Germany. I am in the 2nd semester of my graduate studies. This…

Lluvia Lluvia Lluvia!

¡Hola! Since the last time I wrote, I have been relaxing in Córdoba, getting to know the city a bit more, or at least as much as I can since it has been raining almost nonstop. The past three days have been the first sunny days we have had in a while. We are transitioning…

SYD ➳ HKG

Since I last posted, I’ve left Australia and I’m now in Hong Kong for my “autumn” break! As I flew into Hong Kong it was just before the sunset, so I had an amazing view of the city as I landed. I almost felt as if we were going to land in the Harbor and…

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…