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Not the best week

Filed in Blog, Germany by on November 18, 2014 0 Comments

As the title says, I haven’t had the best week. I definitely wouldn’t say it’s been awful, but things haven’t gone the way I planned. For starters, I thought I had loaded my phone account with 40 euro, which should have meant that my phone was going to have service until February. Turns out that it lasted […]

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12 hours left!

Filed in Blog, Smith Family Scholarship, South Africa by on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
12 hours left!

Today is my last day in Cape Town! In 12 hours I will be on a long long flight back to the United States. It was so sad packing everything yesterday and saying goodbye to so many good people. I will always love Cape Town and I hope that I can come back one day and […]

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Ireland: My lucky charm

Filed in Blog, Ireland, Spain by on November 12, 2014 0 Comments

We arrived late Thursday night to hear a beautiful sound… ENGLISH! This was something we hadn’t heard consistently in a while. To top it off, it was English with a Irish accent. This was an awesome opportunity to visit Ireland and it was all thanks to Lo pointing us in the right direction. Lo is […]

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I’m official!

Filed in Blog, Germany by on November 11, 2014 0 Comments

It’s November and it’s definitely gone from chilly to cold here! The only reason I’m mentioning that is I suspect my windows don’t seal properly, because my room is freezing at night. Thankfully I stay warm under the blankets with my hoody on as well, but winter just started and I’m already looking forward to […]

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South Africa in pictures

Filed in Blog, Smith Family Scholarship, South Africa by on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
South Africa in pictures

October was a really busy month here in Cape Town and so much has been going on! So, instead of boring you with a lot of text, I’m going to try and narrate some of my experiences through pictures. Enjoy! That’s all that’s been happening here! I have about two weeks left in Cape Town, […]

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Finding an unconventional hobby in Amman

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on November 7, 2014 2 Comments

Out of sheer curiosity and maybe a touch of madness, I decided to start a new hobby — Muay Thai boxing. Having taken informal boxing lessons in the past, I thought this would be a great opportunity to relieve some stress caused by a conglomeration of Jordanian mishaps, i.e. ridiculous taxi cab experiences, the shabab […]

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A different kind of 9/11

Filed in Blog, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
A different kind of 9/11

Sept. 10 and 11: La Diada and the Big 2-1 I think I picked one of the most interesting times, politically, to be in Barcelona. For those of you who don’t know much about Catalonia, the autonomous community where Barcelona is located, the best way I can sum it up is that Catalonia is to […]

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A weekend outside of Catalonia

Filed in Blog, Smith Family Scholarship, Spain by on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
A weekend outside of Catalonia

Sept. 5–7: Logroño and Zaragoza Only one of my classes has officially begun and it is a language class. Other than that, I have another week before my area studies classes start, and another two weeks before my UPF classes start. But what better way to kick off the first week of classes than with […]

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Happy Halloween!

Filed in Blog, Germany by on October 31, 2014 0 Comments

Today is Halloween and October is coming to an end! The past week has been great. The weather is still surprisingly warm and it’s been less rainy and cloudy than normal, which is always nice. Over the weekend I enjoyed a movie night with friends. Obviously, a movie night isn’t complete without beer and pizzas! Although […]

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First attempt at making Jordanian cuisine

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on October 31, 2014 0 Comments
First attempt at making Jordanian cuisine

I miss cooking for myself and others. A few months before leaving it had seriously become one of my favorite stress-relieving activities. Since I currently live in a homestay, my cooking has been halted due to the fact that we have a maid, and sadly cooking for me here has consisted of making a sandwich […]

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