The Beginning of the End

It is now April.  I am now in the last month of my semester in London. I am really starting to get a pretty bitter sweet feeling. I’ve been away from friends, family, pets, and quality American services and accents for the longest period of time in my life and i miss them all, yet…

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End of London Beginning of Spain

My semester in London has officially come to an end. As I write this I am currently sitting in Gatwick airport with my parents waiting to embark on a trip to Barcelona. My parents came to visit me in London for the past 3 days and help me pack up my belongings. After showing them…

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One Week Later

My semester abroad is over. I’m not in London and not in Spain or anywhere else across the Atlantic but I am back home in New Jersey. I have loved getting to see my pets again. Both of them were thrilled to see me as well as my friends who were equally as thrilled. It’s…

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Irony at Highgate Cemetery

March 31, Last week I took a trip to Highgate Cemetery in North London. Highgate Cemetery is home to many prominent figures including Karl Marx. The cemetery is located besides a beautiful park and the grounds itself were stunning. It also housed some friendly cats, one of which was happily intent to follow us around…

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Spring Break!

March 10 For spring break I spent a week in Italy. Most of my time was spent in Rome with the exception of a two day adventure in Florence. Rome is an amazing city. It looks as if its been completely built around the remains of the Roman Empire. It has so much to see…

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The London Underground

February 25 I love the underground. My biggest fear of coming to London was learning how to use public transportation, but now I am fully adjusted. I use the underground to get everywhere and, thanks to the Oyster Cards that CAPA has given us, it is completely free of cost in zones 1 and 2….

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Amsterdam

February 10th I spent this past weekend in Amsterdam. I’ve been in Amsterdam once before when i was younger and it has been one of my favorite cities in the world for a long time. The beautiful canals and leaning buildings give the tiny city a unique feeling that is difficult to fully express in…

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Stonehenge

January 26 This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit the iconic Stonehenge. On the bus ride to the monument the guide constantly used words like magical, mysterious, and mystical in regards to the monument and even had a little pop-up book that he had previously purchased from the gift shop at Stonehenge (can’t…

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The First Week

January 20, London is amazing. This first week has been hard because of factors like jet lag and  having to adjust to living with six other people in a five bedroom two bathroom flat. However, no matter if I’m tired or cramped I’m still in London. I have this amazing opportunity ahead of me and so…

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Ready to Leave

The time is almost here. A few days left before i take off for a semester in London. In all honesty i couldn’t be more excited. My class schedule is perfect. Since i have two classes on Tuesday and two classes on Thursday, my weekends are completely  free to explore the city and potentially do…

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