D.C. Diary #1

D.C. Diary #1

Hello from the nation’s capital and welcome back to my blog! I am so excited to be in Washington D.C. for the summer, interning in the Office of Fundraising and Development at the National Museum of American History. It has been a while since I have written on here, #school, but friends and family have asked me to keep them updated on my summer so this is where you can read about my time in D.C. over the next seven…

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Home Again, Home Again

Home Again, Home Again

  I am HOME!! Wahoo! Back to the land of air conditioning, driving my car, and the English language. 🙂 The last 6 weeks have been a blast and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to study abroad and travel so many new and beautiful places. Thank you family and friends for encouraging me/thinking of me while I was gone and taking an interest in my adventures. Also, I should probably thank you all for scrolling through my…

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The Last Week

The Last Week

As with any trip, the time always flies by CRAZY fast and before you know it, everything is wrapping up and winding down. On Sunday night as we were pulling in from Lagos, Abby, Ashley, and I looked at each other and all said some variation of “GIRLS! We have to maximize this week and make the most of it because it’s our last!” And so we did exactly that. 🙂  Monday morning we had in class oral presentations and…

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A Weekend in Lagos

A Weekend in Lagos

You went to Portugal? Yes. Yes I did. That is a phrase I never imagined I would say, but last weekend we went to Lagos, Portugal and while the trip didn’t go quite as planned, it was beautiful and so much fun!! Before we made our way to Lagos, we made a stop for a short history lesson in La Rábida. La Rábida is home to the church where Christopher Columbus worked to recruit men to accompany his journey to the…

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Blogging is All Fun and Games Until You Get Off Track Part #2

Blogging is All Fun and Games Until You Get Off Track Part #2

I just realized I have had this post in my drafts since last Thursday… oops.  Once again, blogging is all fun and games until you get off track. I lost access to wifi over the weekend which always seems to hinder me a bit, and as much as I love writing this to share my experiences with everyone and reflecting on my days, it definitely takes some time. It has been a very full past few days and the blog…

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Mérida

Mérida

I wasn’t planning on posting anything today because we toured another Roman ruins site (yes, I am seeing a theme here, are you?) and I figured no one would care too much about that. But once we got there, I fell in love with the ruins of the Roman theatre and decided to go ahead and post a little something. And then on the way back to Seville, we had quite the adventure so here I am to recap it…

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Granada: Day 2

Granada: Day 2

On our second day in Granada, I found myself on another tour of a cathedral. I am currently feeling like the cathedral  queen– I have been to about six churches in the past four weeks haha and have a few more in my future. They are all absolutely beautiful and unique in their own way, so I really can’t grow tired of them. I will admit, when I went to the first major cathedral of my trip in Florence- this…

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Granada: Day 1

Granada: Day 1

Thursday was an early morning as we had to be up and at the bus station at 6:30am to drive to Granada- a three hour trip from Seville. As promised, the drive was beautiful and there were thousands of olive trees in every direction as far as my eye could see the entire way there. Our first stop of the day was the Alhambra. The rulers Nasrid Dynasty of Muslim built the  Alhambra palace and fortress complex. They reigned until the…

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Italica

Italica

Today I took a little day trip back to Italy… well almost. This morning, instead of having class, we drove about 20 minutes out of Seville to a town called Italica. It is famous for the Roman city ruins found there.  Having just come from Rome itself, it is fascinating to see how far the Roman influence spread during their time as the leading world empire. If I didn’t know any better, I really would have thought I was still…

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Cadiz

Cadiz

Yesterday we woke up early and arrived at the train station around 7:30am for our 8:30 train to Càdiz. It is a two hour train ride from Seville to Càdiz and we arrived about 10:15 ready for a day at the beach. I realized yesterday that I haven’t been a car  (okay well a taxi, but not a personal car) for three weeks, but have greatly expanded my transportation experiences as I have mainly rode the bus and now have…

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