The past week of spring break was amazing. I got to meet up with my family in Japan and we visited Tokyo and Kyoto while eating amazing food along the way. We had the BEST time! Getting back into the swing of things in Singapore has not been as easy. This past week, I have found myself longing for a sense of normalcy. It is … Continue reading pizza, tacos, and a spring break recap
Long time no speak! The past couple of weeks have definitely been a whirlwind of experiences and contained their ups and downs. Here’s an update on what I have been up to recently: The first week of February was Chinese New Year and although it was a time of celebration here in Singapore, most restaurants and shops were closed. I struggled to find places to eat … Continue reading I promise I am still alive!
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of solo-traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam and the beautiful Halong Bay. I flew in on Thursday afternoon merely hours after receiving my Singapore Student Visa. My flight was, thankfully, uneventful and I arrived to a cloudy and cool Vietnam. While in my taxi to my hostel in the Old Quarter, I decided that there are 2 words with the ability … Continue reading UNESCO-cide and my first solo-travel experience to Vietnam
As the second week of school begins tomorrow, I can tell that I’m finally falling into a routine. Back in Gainesville, I am infamous for having my self-care weekend routines and I find that it brings me a lot of comfort and a sense of home. Friday nights consisted of 5:45pm yoga followed by 2 slices (sometimes 3) of Lucky’s Pizza and a pack of … Continue reading Routine Routine Routine
Ahh, Singapore. The land of the endless green trees. My time here thus far has been a rollercoaster of emotions, to say the least. I departed Jacksonville on Monday, January 7 at 5:30 am and started to mentally book my ticket home as soon as we were taking off. I flew from JAX-JFK (2.5hrs), JFK-Qatar (12hrs), and Qatar-Singapore (7hrs). Upon landing, I vowed that it … Continue reading Camp Singapore!
Ava Chandler is a University of Florida student studying abroad during the spring of 2019 in Singapore. To learn more about Ava’s program, click here: Global E3 – Nanyang Technological University What is your year and academic concentration? I am a second year Industrial and Systems Engineering major with a minor in Sustainability Studies. Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and for what purpose? Yes! I love … Continue reading Ava: Spring in Singapore