Time To Set Sail…
Aug06

Time To Set Sail…

As I sit here on my laptop in the middle of my parents kitchen I begin to reflect on my life starting at the young age of 11. I was brought to Tuscaloosa in the 4th grade when my dad received a job offer to be an engineering professor at The University of Alabama. Before I knew it my family and I packed up our things and headed down south to start a new life in the land of Dixie where the air was warm and the tea was sweet. When it...

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First Impressions
Aug06

First Impressions

After an amazing month and a half in France (and then a visit to London), I finally made it to Denmark! This is the first time I have been in a Scandinavian country and also the furthest north I have ever been in my life! Denmark is on the same latitude as Canada, so it has been a gorgeous 65 degrees Fahrenheit every day this summer (be jealous Tuscaloosa kids!). Since the study abroad program I am participating in is not a language...

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NOMA: The number one restaurant in the world
Aug06

NOMA: The number one restaurant in the world

Noma was ranked the number one restaurant in the world 4 of the last 6 years. And I. Ate. There. How crazy is that?! When my professors said they were planning to try and get a reservation (reservations for July have to be made at the beginning of April) I jumped at the opportunity to join them. When would I ever get the chance again? They were able to get a reservation, and we had a group of 16 go. The restaurant is so small, that we...

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Galway International Arts Festival
Aug06

Galway International Arts Festival

We had the privilege of being in Galway during the International Arts Festival. People from around the world travel to this annual festival. This festival lasts an entire week and is full of amazing plays, art exhibitions, concerts, and street performances. As part of the program, the entire group went to a play called The Matchbox. It was an amazing one act one actor play. We witnessed her pour raw emotion into a two hour monologue...

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Exploring Canterbury and Dover
Aug06

Exploring Canterbury and Dover

Ending a long week of studying in Oxford, this past weekend we traveled to Penshurst Place, Canterbury, then Dover! On Friday morning we took our bus to Penshurst Place, the ancestral home of the Sidney family and also the birthplace of Sir Philip Sidney, a great Elizabethan poet. When we arrived, we took a tour throughout the inside of the home. It was so fascinating learning about the Sidney family and how they came to power during...

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