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Finality

I did it. I survived five months in a foreign country halfway around the world and made it home safe and sound. Twelve countries, 22 flights, 12 train rides, lots of walking and countless bus rides took me on the most amazing journey of my life. While the last two days of travel and the process […]

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Reflecting back and looking forward

Filed in Blog, Spain by on June 19, 2014 0 Comments

Well, I’ve come full circle. I’m writing this post from good ole’ English speaking, baseball cheering, hot dog eating Missouri. It’s amazing to be surrounded by my friends from home and all the great familiar things (normal tasting ketchup, ice water, my car, Chipotle), but there is a huge piece of my heart that didn’t quite make […]

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Norway

Filed in Blog, Norway, United Kingdom by on June 18, 2014 0 Comments
Norway

Norway was number one on my list of places outside of the U.K. that I wanted to visit and my other top choice for study abroad, so it was with no small amount of anticipation that I left Lancaster to go there last week. I flew up with my Australian friend Maja and we met up […]

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The end of an era

My last week in the UK has finally (or too quickly) arrived. In honor of my 159 days spent at the University of Manchester, I decided to use a few online quizzes to test my British-ness. How stereotypically English are you? I failed the first miserably. Even though I now own an English football shirt […]

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Soaking up the last days in Spain

Filed in Blog, Spain by on June 13, 2014 0 Comments
Soaking up the last days in Spain

Here are some photos of what I was up to during my last days in Spain. My friends and I explored islands off the coast of Alicante, but I was also trying to spend as much time with my host parents as possible. Share this:

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Sheep

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on June 11, 2014 0 Comments
Sheep

Over the past month, I’ve been studying and traveling around England, so I thought I’d do a photo blog of the Lake District. As I was sorting through these photos, I began to notice a trend.  A trend that involved sheep. All of my pictures were of sheep. You’ll see. I like that I have […]

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Manchester memories

Manchester memories

A brief walk down my Manchester memory lane.

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First days in Ireland: Dublin

Filed in Blog, Ireland, Smith Family Scholarship by on June 11, 2014 0 Comments
First days in Ireland: Dublin

I have been in Ireland for about a week and a half now, and I am nearing the end of my time in Dublin. This is an incredible city, and its history is visible everywhere. Georgian houses line the streets, pubs that have been around for hundreds of years are still standing and cathedral towers […]

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El Camino de Santiago in photos

Filed in Blog, Spain by on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
El Camino de Santiago in photos

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El Camino de Santiago: A walk to remember

Filed in Blog, Spain by on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
El Camino de Santiago: A walk to remember

There’s no way I could actually put the camino into words, but I guess I’ll attempt… it was unbelievably beautiful. The scenes I saw and the air I was breathing were like nothing I’ve ever experienced. On top of that it was extremely challenging, mind opening, thought provoking and rewarding. This post is going to […]

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