Surreal Summer
Aug07

Surreal Summer

Country sides covered in castles, gelato and churros before an afternoon siesta, and cheering for Madrid’s prized soccer team sounds like a dream, but for me it was a wonderful reality. A summer in Spain can be a little surreal, living in the historically rich culture and adapting to a whole new way of life. With only one month to experience as much culture as possible, every moment has to be appreciated. In a country that wakes up at...

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The London Life
Aug07

The London Life

“In people’s eyes, in the swing, tramp, and trudge;  in the bellow and the uproar; the carriages, motor cars, omnibuses, vans, sandwich men shuffling and swinging; brass bands; barrel organs; in the triumph and the jingle and the strange high singing of some airplane overhead was what she loved; life; London; this moment in [July].” – Virginia Woolf My month in England has sadly come to an end, and over the...

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Taking Ireland by Storm
Aug07

Taking Ireland by Storm

May 9th, 2015   Today was our first day trip! It was such a fun day, but it came with a price. We had to be in the lobby at 6 in the morning. From the lobby, we went to the Heuston train station. We had breakfast in the station and I shared my scone with a pigeon and had some of the best chai tea. Then we boarded the train for Kilkenny at 7:15 AM. It was about an hour and a half trip and I really enjoyed seeing all of the Irish...

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I fell in love Down Under
Aug07

I fell in love Down Under

Strap your ears and eyes in tightly, because they’re going for a ride in this post. Two months ago, I boarded a plane from Birmingham, Alabama, bound for Gold Coast, Australia. The flight time was 31 hours total, and I was so excited, I didn’t sleep the entire plane ride. Layovers in Houston, LA, and Melbourne didn’t slow me down. Nothing could stop me: I was on my way to the adventure of a lifetime. The flight from...

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Irish Memories
Aug07

Irish Memories

I just wanted to use this first blog to introduce what my trip was all about and add a couple details about our first days abroad. For almost the entire month of May, I went on a faculty-led study abroad trip with the University of Alabama for Data Analytics and International Supply Chain. The trip lasted twenty days in total, from May 5th to May 25th. For the first 10 days, we were in Dublin, Ireland where we explored the city and...

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