"You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive." - Maya Angelou "Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the … Continue reading I’m Coming Home, Coming Home
After a memorable night out in London seeing my favorite New Zealand producer Opiuo and the powerhouse that is The Glitch Mob, Dayna and I seperated and embarked on our own individual journeys. Dayna returned to Copenhagen to be with her boyfriend and to interview for Advertising internship positions, and I headed to meet one … Continue reading Me encanta Madrid!
Since Dayna and I had spent the majority of our time in Europe traveling through the big cities, we decided we needed to get back in touch with nature. So, we took a side trip to the lucky land of Ireland during our free weekend in London. We booked our flight in advance, but that … Continue reading The Emerald Isle
Since it can be a little confusing, let me first provide some clarification on what countries are included in the UK, Great Britain, and England. The UK is comprised of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Great Britain is made up of England, Wales, and Scotland. Lastly, England... well, it's just England. On the first day in … Continue reading London Calling
As a whole, France surprised me in many ways. The food, the language, the people… it really wasn’t what I expected. Learning about a country in class or by word of mouth is no way to truly understand it. All in all, France gave me many wonderful memories and I'm sad to say goodbye. French … Continue reading A Farewell to France
After saying goodbye to Paris, we ventured to a sunny seaside town on the coast of France. Known as Saint-Malo, this small town was built out of stone and had a lovely little beach speckled with rocks and tide pools. Despite only spending one day, it was clear that Saint-Malo had an unparalleled … Continue reading Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, and Normandy
As time passed, the beauty of Paris became more and more visible. Despite how intricate the architecture, I fell in love with the simple things. Being next to the lock bridge was such an easy thing to do, but it made me feel like I was truly in Paris. It provided a real … Continue reading “Paris is always a good idea.”
Paris is truly a remarkable city. I saw the most beautiful monuments and iconic sights, which embodied the classic atmosphere I had imagined. As I experienced these unparalleled masterpieces, I would transport myself back in time and envision how different the lives of these people were. I reveled in the history that surrounded me. Being … Continue reading Quand à Paris… (When in Paris…)
As an incoming freshman in high school, you are faced with the challenge of choosing which second language to learn during your four years. Although I am proudly of Italian descent, I recognized the beauty and benefit of the French language. Throughout history, the French have held a sizable position in global politics. Their active … Continue reading Bonjour tout le monde!
My expectations about Amsterdam paralleled the representations projected by film and popular culture, which made me believe that I was about to encounter A LOT of explicit behavior. In all honesty, my greatest worry was walking down the wrong alleyway and being robbed. My burgundy fanny pack and triple-layered look didn’t exactly scream “local.” Luckily, … Continue reading Connecting with Amsterdam