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Panic on the Streets of London, or, How To Spend Five Hundred Dollars in Three Days
Okay, I am skipping ahead in my story here, but this part of my story might just be the best part, or at the very least the most important part, and since I’ve recently made sense of everything I experienced in London, I feel the need to skip ahead a bit—I will fill in the
One of the most amazing experiences I’ve had was going to the Cimitero Monumentale, a cemetery for the modern elite of Milan. At the cemetery, there are tombs and crypts lining the walkways, with beautiful vegetation accompanying them. The park is completely silent, for the most part, even though there are families, couples, friends and
Oh, The Friends You’ll Make.
This is an appreciation post, inspired by another one of my friends, Caitlin Dailey, who equally deserves a post of her own, if not simply because she finds my own sarcastic and enigmatic outbursts entertaining. This kid right here is Sean Hutzell. If you don’t know him, you really should. Let me tell you—studying abroad
Cinque Terre – The Cutest Place on Earth
Cinque Terre was taken straight from the set of a movie. It’s a spot on the Italian Riviera where five little seaside towns have become a huge tourist spot recently. The towns jut out of the side of the mountain, and are all multi-colored. It’s honestly just a place that you can’t understand unless you
I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris. The Weekend of February 7th, 2014.
It hadn’t even been a week. Jetlag—the very real and antagonistic foe—was still creeping its way into my bones, into the normal processes of my body. I had been sleeping for three hours a night. I had absolutely no appetite, and had to force my unwilling body to keep food down. My eyelids perpetually sagged,
Thank you, Milan. You’re just another city.
The question people ask me the most is, “How is Milan?” or the slight variation, “What is Milan like?” The truth is that Milan is just another city. There are hundreds of cities in the world; they’re the areas of most concentrated population. So if Milan is just another city, what’s the point of coming
This will be a short one, as I will be traveling very much in the next few days, but it is something which needs to be said. Going abroad is interesting in that it opens you up to so many new feelings and experiences which just aren’t possible in your home country. I learn something
First Impressions Are Often Entirely Wrong—First Days in Milan
I’m going to be perfectly honest here; my first two days in Milan were a certifiable disaster. When I say disaster, I mean an eight on the Richter Scale. That’s enough to level a city. Why was it so insufferable? Let’s just say that nothing ever goes the way you plan it. Don’t worry, Milan
On Waiting For Milan, Crippling Anxiety, and Anticipation of Pizza
One of the best moments of my adult life was leaving on the plane to Milan on February 2nd, 2014. It was so liberating, so intoxicating, and so scary at the same time. I felt truly alive. But how did I get to that point? I always knew I wanted to Study Abroad. It’s a