Over the past four months, I have been continually surprised and caught off guard by Italy, its people, its culture, its history, its ambiance, and its customs. I will surely miss the constant chaos that runs this city. This morning, I went on a stroll throughout Rome, taking in everything that I can as my … Continue reading Lessons In Leaving
I believe that no matter what happens, once you have truly fallen in love with something, there is nothing that can make that love waiver or go away. Perfect example: This past weekend, Ana, her mother, and I all traveled to Paris together. Ever since I can remember, I have dreamt about going to Paris … Continue reading Falling in Love
In my observation, the French have a pretty good balance on work and daily life. Their concept of time has a lot more structure than we do in the United States. We tend to work through lunch, take work home with the bacon and let's be honest we sometimes work through our much anticipated weekend … Continue reading Student’s Bliss: No School! No Homework! No Quizzes!
This weekend, I had a very eye opening and influential experience. On Saturday, my roommate and I decided we were going to explore Rome outside of the typical tourist areas and Prati, the area in which we live and study. Back in October, we had heard about this area of Rome called Esquilino through some … Continue reading A New Perspective of Roma
Sometimes the decisions made on a whim happen to be the best one. To ring in the month of October, I made my first trip out of Toulouse since arriving. My destination was the city Brussels, the capital Belgium. I departed Toulouse on Saturday afternoon, after a busy morning of cleaning my studio and last … Continue reading Bustling Through Belgium
Unfortunately, things have been hectic lately. So even though there’s so much to talk about, I don’t think I’ll be able to talk about it all – I’ll hit the highlights but won’t be able to go into much detail. I may have mentioned this before, but Maastricht University splits up their semester into two … Continue reading Traveling, Traveling, Traveling (And a Little Bit of School)
Right now, I am laying in bed. It is the day after Halloween, which inherently means that it is, in fact, November. I have been laying here for some time, thinking about the school work I have to do, the online lectures I have to watch, what I need to get from the grocery today, … Continue reading Time Flies
Reading week has come along so quickly. This means we are half way through the term over here in a England and I feel my heart slowly filling with sadness. I can't imagine leaving all my friends here and this beautiful university. Although, a small part of me is excited to be home in time … Continue reading Oh what a life…
This past weekend, my roommate and I traveled to Greece, and it was one of the most amazing experiences ever. I fell in love with the country, its history, its people, food, and scenic views. It may have been a rough start, but that changed very quickly! I was pretty stressed while traveling to Greece. … Continue reading It’s All Greek to Me!
Toulouse is a city of many treasures. Its history is readily displayed all through the town’s center. In the midst of all the restaurants, cafes and shops you can find historical parks, holy relics, sculptures and other artifacts here in the Pink City. This past weekend I made a trip to the Famous Basilique Saint-Sernin … Continue reading Pink City Tour