This week was a solid week at the office. On several occasions, my supervisor Charles let me in on important meetings and other functions of the company that really gave me some more insight on what the company does and how I can fit myself into the system and mission. I was able to listen … Continue reading Everything is falling into place
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!
Glorious Granada https://www.flickr.com/photos/150458713@N07/35074206295/in/dateposted-public/ After arriving in Granada, I cannot help but feel as though I am staying in one of the prettiest places in the world. The locals boast that it is one of the few places where you can see snow and sand in the same day. Depending on the direction, you can take … Continue reading The Study Abroad Adventure: I see London, I see… Granada? (Part 2)
Art of the Parisian Trench Coat https://flic.kr/p/VyUWYQ It was a slow, normal Parisian morning the day my hands found an epoch of my fashion, the key piece of simplicity in French style, and the all around physical demonstrative statement of being Parisian. It was Monday, I was in Zara, and my life was changing. Now, … Continue reading Art of the Parisian Trench Coat
https://www.instagram.com/p/BVU9NNSA-4D/?taken-by=graciemcoughlin "To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself."- Soren Kierkegaard Early Friday morning, I took a three hour bus ride to the Dublin Airport. I boarded the flight and my heart skipped a beat, realizing I was traveling to a large, foreign city completely alone. Although meeting … Continue reading Roma
It has been a week since I have touched down in Paris and the only thing being debunked, other than the cash inside my wallet, is all the clichés that you are so HARSHLY told in US before coming to Europe. Between the congratulations, the “excited for you!” exclamations and packing tips, you are always … Continue reading The Ultimate Parisian Cliché Buster
[June 11, 2017: My First [and last] Bull Fight in Plaza de Toro!] Before leaving for Spain, many people told me "Don't go to a Bull Fight!" or "You know what happens at a Bull Fight right?! They kill the Bull!" In America, a Bull Fight would be met with hundreds of Animal Rights Activists … Continue reading My First (and last) Bull Fight
This past Saturday USAC took us on a tour of Valencia, the 3rd largest city in Spain and at one point in time, the most important city in Spain for trade and their economy. I was in awe of the Cathedral, which contains a relic (the arm) of St. Vincent the Martyr and the Holy Grail, … Continue reading Photo Tour: Valencia
Spain is a country with a long history and a wide variety of cultures, languages, and foods. While most people remember Spain as the country that sponsored Christopher Columbus to "sail to ocean blue in 1452", there is SOOOO much more to it! Spain is also one of the most Catholic countries in the world. … Continue reading Vamos a Salamanca!
I would just like to start off my post by saying that yes, Mom and Dad, Abbey and I went by ourselves without a whole group of people or with guys to Playa Tambor and we survived (as I knew we would). Playa Tambor, otherwise known as Tambor Beach, is a quaint little beach town … Continue reading The One in Playa Tambor