From Traveling Europe to Small Town Ohio

I recently returned to my hometown from my European adventure. Being home and around all of my friends and family who knew me prior to my many life changes which came with going to Rollins is a peculiar thing. Coming back into an environment where most people still see me for who I was in the…

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Like a Kid in a Candy Store

Hello! My name is Manuel, but I mostly go by Manny. I am supposed to write a pre-departure blog before I head off to London for my internship, so I’ll try my best! If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I ever thought I would get to travel the world in some…

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Go the Distance (Reprise)

Ah… home. Hey everyone, how are you doing today? You feel good? Maybe a little tired? Full of love? Whatever you may be feeling I’m happy you decided to click on my blog and talk with me for a little while. I am writing this while en route to the beautiful US of A and…

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Home Again, Home Again

It is amazing to me that the past three months went by so quickly. Nothing had ever felt weirder to me than stepping off the plane in Orlando and sleeping in my own bed that night. Since getting home I have been in a constant state of reflection and awe, thinking about everything I experience…

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Returning Home

Returning home has been an odd experience to say the least. As expected, jet lag has set in (as I fear is evident in this post) and added to the general sense of disorder and confusion which I have been feeling as of recently. Accompanying the jet lag has been the cultural changes which I…

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Thoughts from Back Home

To read this on my personal blog click here.  I can’t believe I have been home for just a few weeks already.  It’s weird, because all at once, I feel like it was just yesterday and also months ago. My life there was so completely different than it is here, that is almost impossible to understand…

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Reflections of the Liffey

It seems like a lifetime has passed in the ten days since I left Ireland. For the first few days, nothing felt particularly different. I waited patiently for reality to sink in and it finally did about seven days after my transatlantic crossing. I was scrolling through the hundreds of photographs accrued during my stint…

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Home Again

And just like that my adventure has come to an end. I cannot believe that I am already home, it feels like just yesterday I was just getting ready to leave. Where did the past 4 months go?! Although it was the best semester of my life, it was a long time to be away…

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The End of the Great Greek Adventure

Wow, it has been two weeks since I left Athens and the Great Greek Adventure came to an end. It truly was a great semester and I couldn’t have asked for a better place, program, or experience. Looking back on the semester and these amazing four months, I think of all the great moments I…

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