Week 1: More Sun than Expected

What uni should be: green grass big trees 15th century buildings. I think I belong here, with the old folks, who stop and stare, at flowers. Edinburgh (pronounced Edinbra–emphasis on the E, easy on the a) was beautiful and breezy. I refuse to acknowledge cold as a feeling, for now it’s just refreshing. An unexpected reminder of home, in the form of a gravestone. In … Continue reading Week 1: More Sun than Expected

The New Love of My Life: The Paris Metro

Humans traveling underground in a metal box under the city sounds like a slightly try-hard plot of a dystopian teen novel. But when you place it into the context of our world, the metro, subway, or tube as it’s called in the mystical land of London, is actually one of the world’s best technological advances to adapt to big population demands. The ingenuity behind such … Continue reading The New Love of My Life: The Paris Metro

A (Not So) Pre-Arrival Post: My English Pitstop

Afternoon Tea in Kensington Gardens Before arriving to my home in Seville for study abroad, I took my chance to visit London for a week and delve into British culture in all its galore and decadence. With this, of course, I had to try the age old tradition of an afternoon tea, and did so right outside of Kensington Palace- home of Prince William and … Continue reading A (Not So) Pre-Arrival Post: My English Pitstop

A Cultural Adjustment

So “the unknown” that I was so ready to embrace turned out to just be a lot of cultural adjustment. Here are some of the things I learned so far: The French don’t believe in air-conditioning. They speak about 3 times quieter than the average American. French professors are incredibly cool. I actually have to study during study abroad. Rush hour is at 9 p.m.. … Continue reading A Cultural Adjustment

Where Dreams Come True

Hearing the phrase “the most magical place on earth” as a native Floridian, I instinctually jump back to years of Disney fast passes and Mickey Mouse ears. This week, I learned that Disney has some major competition – and it’s name is Lake Bracciano. After getting into the swing of classes, I jumped at the opportunity to take a mini day trip to one of … Continue reading Where Dreams Come True

A Fond Farewell to Florida, Getting ready to go to Glasgow

A fond farewell to the Florida sand and sunshine. Ready to embrace the cool, cloudy days coming my way. Bid a proper farewell to Floridan culture with a trip to the Everglades Alligator Farm. Went on my first airboat ride. You know it’s hot when even the gators are trying to hide! A fond farewell to my besties and our wonderfully weird bathroom selfies. A … Continue reading A Fond Farewell to Florida, Getting ready to go to Glasgow