Learning about Euskadi

Wednesday, July 26  – Today we would be leaving to experience another ethnically distinct autonomous region of Spain: Euskadi in Basque or Pais Vasco in Spanish – the Basque country. This morning, we took an ALSA (Interurbana de Autocares S.A.) bus leaving at 8 a.m. for the Basque […]

The End of the Camino de Santiago

Tuesday, July 25 – This morning we walked to San Cristóbal Station and took the train to Santiago de Compostela. The train covered the 45 miles in about 40 minutes. Santiago is the capital of Galicia, which is an autonomous region of Spain. Santiago means Saint James in the Gallego […]

Back in Madrid

Sunday, July 23 – After leaving Philadelphia last night, I woke up on my USAir flight this morning over Portugal and admired the plains of Castilla Leon before touching down at Barajas International Airport. What a joy to be back in Spain! Back during my first trip to […]

Heading back to Spain!

Saturday, July 22 – After my first year of being “out in the real world,” I had earned time for my first paid vacation. I longed to travel overseas some more since I worked in the international department at my company in Atlanta, so I decided to meet […]

Farewell to London

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Wednesday, December 9 – I woke up for my final day in London around 6:50 a.m. I finished packing my gear, […]

Copenhagen to Stockholm via Train

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Friday, December 4 – After a most interesting night sleeping in a shared compartment from Duisberg, Germany on a EuroNight train, […]

Vienna to Stuttgart by Train

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Monday, November 30 – I woke up around 6:30 a.m. and showered quickly before getting my things together. I hurried to […]

Traveling solo in Austria

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Saturday, November 28 – I woke up around 8 a.m. and took a shower before packing my mess. Barry then did […]

Thanksgiving Day in Bayern

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Thursday, November 26 – Today was going to be a day of contrasts in learning about German history. This morning Uncle Barry […]

Prague: The Golden City

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Monday, November 23 – Barry, Martine and I all woke up around 7 a.m. and had some breakfast. Then we grabbed […]

On to Berlin

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Saturday, November 21 – I have discovered Barry is quite a snorer, but that is nothing that a pillow over my […]

As if by Magic, Brussels Arrived!

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Thursday, November 19 – After pulling an all-nighter packing and wrapping up some loose ends, today my epic European journey was […]

All about Cornish

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Sunday, October 25 – I awoke this morning around 7 a.m. in Penzance before grabbing a quick shower down the hallway. I then […]

A Visit to Versailles

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Sunday, October 18 – I awoke a little after 8 a.m. and packed before heading down to the lobby at the […]

A Fall Saturday in Paris

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Saturday, October 17 – After waking up at around 8:15 this morning, I took a quick shower before getting dressed. My […]

To the City of Lights

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Friday, October 16 – I’ve been a cycling fans for years. I always enjoyed watching Miguel Indurain clinch his 5 consecutive […]

Salisbury … Not the Steak

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Saturday, September 19 – This morning I woke up around 7 a.m. to prepare for a daytrip to Salisbury. My fellow students […]

The Battle of Britain

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Friday, September 11 – I woke up at about 6:30 a.m. for a group trip today. I took a shower and went […]

On to Scotland

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Thursday, September 3 – Today was an extremely busy day but exciting day. I woke up around 6:30 this morning and prepared […]

Welcome to London!

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Monday, August 24 – We arrived at Gatwick at 6:30 a.m. Located about 30 miles south of London in West Sussex, […]

London Calling!

For four months, I studied abroad in London, England. These notes are select entries from my experiences in the United Kingdom and Western Europe from that time. Sunday, August 23 – Today was an incredibly exciting morning. Throughout this summer, I worked two jobs at my university to […]

How This All Began

Robert Frost mused famously on a magical fork in the road where you can choose the path you are on, or the road less travelled. I am not sure it’s quite that elegant, simple or straightforward. I would liken it more to being on a plane with a […]