In a past post, I mentioned the five stages that we all go through as we adjust and interpret our new environment. I said it was a story for another time, and that time has finally come! Stage One: Excitement https://flic.kr/p/WwfoQz This stage is probably the most dangerous of them all. It occurs while you’re … Continue reading So, it’s another time…
https://flic.kr/p/VcXuQu Europe is funny. Europe is funny in the way we act, in the way we interpret everything, and the way it teaches us. Let’s dive into that humor, shall we? Here in America, we identify as our states because someone from New York is so different from someone in Georgia with everything from accents … Continue reading Good one, Europe!
https://flic.kr/p/WfVfUx Here we are! Traveling yet again. The fourteen of us students and our amazing professor, Dr. Harris, took off for Venice, Italy this morning! We all met at the train station in Frankfurt (Oder), bags and all, and boarded the RE1 from Platform 12 to Berlin Hbf. This hour long train ride consisted of … Continue reading Benvenuto in Italia
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?