Chile

Two Days in Santiago

I've had an amazing couple of days in Santiago!  It's such a big and vibrant city,  and I would love to see  more of it in the future.  However, with only two days I had to make the most of my time and see everything I could. Day 1 was mainly spent seeing the sights… Continue reading Two Days in Santiago

Europe, France

Thanksgiving and Christmas Markets

It's hard to believe my time here is coming to an end.  But now that every city has up Christmas lights, and all the towns have their Christmas markets, it's clear that the season is almost here.  However, when you attend school with Americans, there still has to be some celebration of Thanksgiving.  For one… Continue reading Thanksgiving and Christmas Markets

Europe, France

Paris!

As someone who enjoys literature and art, I’ve read quite a bit about Paris to learn more about the history of such things (quick recommendation: The Judgement of Paris by Ross King and When Paris Sizzled by Mary McAuliffe). However something the books never explained was why it was always Paris, and while there were… Continue reading Paris!

Europe, Italy

Villas and Vias

Reading about Rome and Italy in a book is one thing, but it’s quite another to turn a corner and see the Colosseum. My second week in Italy has been absolutely amazing. Wednesday was a day trip to Tivoli, a small hill town home to two of Italy’s most amazing villas. The older one is… Continue reading Villas and Vias

Europe, Italy

Back in Time

One hundred years in Europe is a much shorter time than in the United States.  It's been said a lot probably by anyone who's ever been to Europe that there's just so much history, but it really is true.  And what hit me this weekend with my trip to the south of Italy was the… Continue reading Back in Time

College

Orange Blossom Spring

I knew spring was here when I walked out of my dorm and found myself enveloped in the scent of the orange blossoms on the trees around the buildings.  Every where you walk on campus now, there are flowers blooming.  Although the greenery never really left for the winter, now everything is in bloom, and… Continue reading Orange Blossom Spring