The Pictures are Posted
Jun15

The Pictures are Posted

Well, I have been back in the States for a week now. After being tagged in hundreds of pictures and posting about 90 of my own, I am definitely reminiscing about my time abroad. I am glad to be back in the land of Diet Coke and free water, but the adventures I had in Europe will last a lifetime and so will the friends. The best part of my trip was the people I was able to share it with. All of the people I was with were accounting...

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What Not to Pack for a Month in Europe
Jun15

What Not to Pack for a Month in Europe

My flight for Greece leaves in 4 hours so, of course, I’m just now getting around to packing. While looking around tornado of  clothes and shoes in my room, I realized I might be able to help some folks who are just as bad at organizing as I am by making a list of the stuff you might think you need to pack, but probably don’t. Clothes: 1) Skimp on the t-shirts and short sleeves and bring all the tank tops you have. Summers...

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Me, Myself, and My Backpack
Jun15

Me, Myself, and My Backpack

I’m the type of person who takes two bags, a purse, and my backpack when I travel home for one weekend.  I’m usually also balancing a stack of loose items in one arm as I dig in my pocket for my car keys on my way out of town.  Tomorrow, this all changes.  When I arrive at the airport in the morning, I will be carrying only one item with me: a 45 liter hiking backpack.  In this one small bag, I have crammed everything that...

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I miss Rome
Jun15

I miss Rome

Studying abroad was one of the best choices I have made in my life, and I think about Rome and my time in Europe hundreds of times a day. Here are some of the best things about Rome and what I miss the most: In no particular order: Italian Coffee: Nothing is better than walking into a bar and ordering a caffé or a cappuccino. Just make sure not to order a cappuccino after 12:00 pm, as Italians view it as a breakfast only drink....

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The Chronicle of a Whirlwind Adventure- Pt. 2 Overcoming the Language Barrier
Jun15

The Chronicle of a Whirlwind Adventure- Pt. 2 Overcoming the Language Barrier

Hello, Hallo, Bonjour, and Hola! These are just a sample of some of the different languages I’ve experienced during my European adventure. Although I now find such language diversity exciting, I must admit I was initially a bit intimidated. So, let’s start from the beginning. Our first stop on our adventure was Berlin, Germany. Upon my initial arrival, I was more than overwhelmed by the language barrier. As a person who...

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