Segovia

How I loved this town! This was supposed to be one of our class trips, but unfortunately, was cancelled due to lack of interest from much of the class. I had still wanted to go, so I researched it the night before and was happy to see tickets were only €20 round trip! So that…

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Toledo

A few weekends ago, we took our first trip out of Madrid to the nearby city of Toledo! The religious capital of Spain, this town was absolutely stunning. With a large cathedral, winding river, the oldest synagogue in the world (still standing), and beautiful architecture, this town was the picture perfect image of Spain. In both…

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Reflecting on London

I’m really not exaggerating when I say that the past three and a half months have been the absolute best months of my life. I not only fell in love with London, but I got to use it as a launchpad to visit cities I’ve been dreaming about my entire life. From minding the gap…

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Rome: The Eternal City

My final trip during my European adventure was to Rome, Italy from 7-10 April. A group of kids from my flat decided to take one of the WSA tours, and what a great decision it was! We flew into Rome on the night of the 7th and began our tour at 10AM on the 8th….

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Parent’s Visit

After over two months, I finally got to see my parents when they came to visit London this past week! Celebrating their 30th Anniversary, they arrived in London this past Wednesday and I was elated when I arrived at their hotel to meet up. After chatting and catching up, I took them on a little…

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London: Early March

March was the one month of the bunch where I really didn’t travel much at all. I spent the first few days in Greece as part of my spring break adventure, but that was my only time spent out of the UK that month. But that was not a negative at all, I still had a…

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Spring Break

What a whirlwind my first two months were! I spent my third weekend in February in London exploring the city a bit. I visited Camden Lock Market (which became one of my favorite spots), as well as the Tower Bridge Exhibition, and I also met Matthew Perry after his new West End show, The End…

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London: Early February

It really is strange to title this post “London”, as I spent all of early February traveling throughout Europe. While I did attend my classes on Tuesdays and internship on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, I spent all my spare time traveling to Scotland, France, Belgium, and The Netherlands. The last weekend in January, my roommate…

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Mind the Gap

The first few weeks living in London have been an absolute whirlwind! Every day I learn, see, or experience something for the first time; this city is just so alive and it’s thrilling to be a part of. Some people consider this the “honeymoon phase” of being here- everything is great, no cares in the world….

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London: Pre-Departure

It’s 11:57 AM and I’m just putting the finishing touches on my two eighty-pound suitcases. If that doesn’t scream “American” I don’t know what will! It still hasn’t hit me yet that I’m about to move halfway across the world. I’ve said goodbye to everyone but my parents at this point; yet, it still doesn’t…

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