https://youtu.be/iW3Hskc43bw Last week we were in Italy with days packed full of pasta and museums. I have never felt more culturally and physically exhausted in my life. We were coming up on a three day weekend, and it sounded like a good time to catch up on some sleep and Netflix bingeing. Did I do … Continue reading AmsterDAMN I had a good trip!
Since I’m a writer for Spoon University, I am a sucker for anything creamy, sugary, buttery, and calorie-rich. Food is photogenic to the hilt and the photographers dream is a succulent meal that is both tasty and rich in color. German food is the perfect contender: wiener schnitzel, dark chocolate, Berliner Pilsner, salted pretzels—it’s a … Continue reading It’s Official: Germany Has The Best Food
There are two students on my trip who are constantly discussing the hit show 'Game of Thrones.' They are always going back and forth to check in on which episode the other is on, and explaining in vivid detail what exactly happened in season 3 episode 6 to make sure they understood what part of … Continue reading The Game of Thrones
If you haven't done so already, learn a little bit about me on the "Meet the Gators" page by clicking here. I have been in Europe for 17 days now and it is incredible how much I have already learned; about Germany, about Europe, about polymers and history and wind turbines, about travelling and about … Continue reading Are You Scared?
https://flic.kr/p/Tye8Mb While planning excursions for my free weekends, the idea of Paris popped into my head. As stupid as it may sound, I wanted to go only so that I could go to Disneyland Paris. Disney is something so special to me, so to adventure into Disneyland in a new country across the world would be … Continue reading A new found love in the City of Love
https://flic.kr/p/TsPXQJ Day One : Our group of four landed in Dublin, Ireland at 6:36 a.m. their time. Which means it was really just after the midnight that I am used to. Many people advised me to head straight to our Air BnB to sleep off the jet lag. My thoughts? Yeah, I thought that was … Continue reading 72 Hours in Ireland
Mackenzie Patel Short answer: no. I visited Rome for the third time this week (before my photojournalism program in Berlin), and it was a smorgasbord of concrete ruins, pizza, and vino rosso. I keep returning to this city because its main attraction—the history associated with the Ancients—is too compelling to “check off the bucket list” … Continue reading Is There A Limit To Ancient Roman Obsession?
https://flic.kr/p/TbxCno Excursions were what I was most looking forward to on this trip because 1) it meant no lectures on those mornings, and 2) it’s time where I can let my wanderlust self adventure on my own…well on mine and at least one other student’s own. It all just seemed so fun and easy, so … Continue reading Should I really be this stressed over excursions?
https://flic.kr/p/TbhWJU In 2007, a Rob Reiner movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman changed the way we planned our lives forever. This movie, “The Bucket List” followed the lives of two terminally ill men who set out to do everything they hoped before they died, or as the saying goes, “kicked the bucket.” Since then, … Continue reading Thanks, Rob Reiner
Mackenzie Patel is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Summer A of 2017 in Berlin, Germany. To learn more about her program, click here: UF in Berlin - Photojournalism. What is your year and academic concentration? I’m going to be a third year accounting major. Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where … Continue reading Mackenzie: Summer in Berlin