What a run this has been. As my time in Barcelona comes to a close, I am feeling immensely grateful for these past months. At the conclusion of a full year abroad, I have covered five continents, created so many memories, made some amazing friends, and learned so much. My last two weeks here in …Continue reading "The Adventure of a Lifetime"
Welcome to the one where Spain is Barcelona, but Barcelona is not Spain! A bit of complex politics to start us off today, but there is a lot of tension about whether or not the autonomous region of Catalonia — of which Barcelona is the capital — should become its own country. Mainly because many …Continue reading "Study Abroad Cliché of the Day: Europe Feels Like Home and I Want to Move Here"
Hi everyone! It is so wild to me that the semester is coming to an end in just a few short weeks! I wanted to reflect on one of the amazing experiences that I have had during my time here which has taught me so much about Prague and the Czech Republic. I have been …Continue reading "3rd Blog"
I’ve recently been told that I use the words “insane” and “amazing” too much in these blogs — thanks mom, appreciate the edits :). But I can’t think of any words that better describe this past month. We recently visited Salima, on the shore of Lake Malawi (Africa’s largest body of water). But no swimming …Continue reading "Ndikunena Zikomo Kwambiri Kwa Banja Langa (I Say Thank You So Much to My Family)"
Very sorry about the title haha. It makes me laugh, but I’m terrible at spelling noises… But hello again! These past few weeks have been insane – turns out the best of this program was yet to come! Since we last checked in, we finished our time in Ecuador. We visited a large scale dairy …Continue reading "We Are Farmers, bum-badum-bum-bum-bum-bum"
Hi! I have had many exciting updates since my last post! First and most important is that I officially started classes, so I have become pretty settled into a routine in Prague! I am taking four classes this semester and they include Gender and Culture, Social Changes after 1989, Czech and Central European History, and …Continue reading "2nd Blog!"
You know, the weirdest thing about Ecuador is that Kentucky Fried Chicken is the preferred fast food restaurant. I mean, seriously. I don’t eat at fast food restaurants, but even I know that is not the best one. (sorry not sorry to all KFC fans). American fast food aside, Ecuador has been amazing. I love …Continue reading "Humidity is Not My Friend but Life is Great Anyway"
I am writing this post in disbelief as I stare at the world’s most dangerous and 10th-highest mountain Annapurna. In the photo above, Annapurna is the nub sticking out on the right side of the massive peak Annapurna Dashkin (aka Annapurna South), which appears taller in the image but is around 1,000 meters shorter. I …Continue reading "Khusii Laagyo…"
I cannot believe that it has been four months since I got here. Four months of new friends, hard work, and so many unforgettable experiences. These past few weeks have been super busy. I’ve been finishing up my independent study project about the population of Magellanic penguins on Isla Martillo, which turned out to be …Continue reading "Sadly Queuing: A 48-Hour Trip Home (But At Least There’s Vegetables At The End)"
WE FINALLY REACHED ANTARCTICA!!! I know Frozen is supposed to take place somewhere Nordic, so more Arctic, but it’s snow and magic, so I’m running with it. Also, apologies in advance to anyone who knows me, but this is about to be my entire personality for the foreseeable future. It was so amazing. I can’t …Continue reading "Call Me Elsa But I Am Never Letting This Go"