I was 18 the first time I visited Europe. There was a girl, Amy, who lived on the same dorm floor as me from England, and I had made friends with her. She suggested that I make the trip over to visit her, and we could travel together. I ended up spending five days in … Continue reading Playtime in Prague
We made it to Frankfurt, Germany last Tuesday. Our mini expedition began with a 4-hour car ride to Munich, or München. Thank goodness our car had GPS! Driving in Germany is very different from Iceland, plus there are other drivers that you have to share the road with here. In Munich, we stopped at the … Continue reading I Have Arrived in Deutschland!
I decided to begin my trip abroad a few days early so that I could have some time for site seeing before my rotation starts. After all, it isn’t very often that you get the opportunity to travel abroad. My lovely aunt actually came along to keep me company! https://www.instagram.com/p/BxHXyySnr-3UbgX4ih97RcfHGOkXh2QWyZ-WX40/ Our first stop was in … Continue reading A pit stop
It’s only a week before I leave for my trip to Germany! My last week in the States, I will be spending time with friends as we all leave for our pharmacy rotations in a week and then hitting up all of my Gainesville favorites: Blue Highway Pizza, SWRC volleyball, 8 Seconds, and Metro Diner, … Continue reading 1 Week Left Before I Go!
As I approach the German equivalent to midterms in my final semester here in Bonn, it's really starting to dawn on me how little time I have left here. It feels like it's gone by so fast, and it feels as if I'll be leaving just as I'm really settling in and making deeper connections … Continue reading The Final Stretch
Year: 4th yearMajor/Minor: Pharmacy Program: Advanced Pharmacy Practical Experience - EltvilleHave you traveled abroad before? If so, where and why?I have traveled as part of a band tour through Europe after my freshman year in undergrad visiting France, England, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. I have also been to the Dominican Republic twice for global health … Continue reading Rachel Perry: Summer in Eltville, Germany
One of my favorite things about the German language is how literal and direct it is. The word for gloves translates to "hand shoes;" the word for figure skating translates to "ice art running." So when people began to talk about a "second winter" halfway through April, I should've realized that they literally meant winter … Continue reading The Second Winter and Attaining Goals
Very shortly after my return from Luxembourg, my mom and brother flew back to the states, and my second semester of classes began. I mentioned in a previous post that the academic year in Germany runs a little bit differently than at UF. Here they have a winter and summer semester instead of fall and … Continue reading Classes with a Side of Spring
Luxembourg may be one of the smallest countries in Europe, but it more than makes up for its size with its vibrance. I mentioned at the end of my last post that my family and I, in addition to visiting Salzburg, Austria, went to Luxembourg City. It's definitely not the first vacation destination you'd think … Continue reading 24 Hours in Luxembourg
Having family come over to Europe with me, and getting to show them where I'd been living as well as having new adventures with them was beyond great. However, I felt like I was going through some type of tour guide bootcamp. My mom and brother don't speak any German, so they relied on me … Continue reading Tour Guide in Training?