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Holidays

Norway is weird about Holidays. After having everything closed during a four day stretch around Easter, again on May 1st everything is closed again. I can’t remember the last time I went to the grocery store. In my fridge right now I have an expired half gallon of milk and in my cupboard I have some knock-off Coco Puffs in the shape of Star Wars characters. I’m trying to get back into a normal workout and dietary schedule, and it’s just not happening. I came back from a trip to […]

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London Adventures – April 17

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m currently sitting in class watching the film, “American Honey”, and ironically enough I can’t get over the fact that at the end of this week I will be back in the States and back with all my friends and family from back home. Don’t ask me how the time went so fast, because honestly I have no idea either, but if you figure it out, let me know… I have 5 more days left of my adventure and I have so many things that I’m going […]

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London Adventures – April 10

Happy Monday, friends and family! It’s a beautiful day here in London today, and yet again I’m stuck in class for 7 hours. As difficult as that may be, I’m trying to make the most of it seeing as though I only have 12 more days here in this lovely city. How crazy is that? I feel like time has flown by so fast. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was standing on the deck in my backyard calling my dad to tell him that I got […]

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Brussels, I love you

With all the travelling I’ve been doing it’s easy to get caught up in what I love about other cities I’ve been fortunate enough to visit. However, it’s important not to forget how much I love and how lucky I am to be here in Brussels! Going away makes me appreciate it more, if I’m being honest (insert you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone/thousands of other song lyrics here). The bruxellois are so nice. People here are truly polite and caring, everybody thanks everybody and makes sure to be […]

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Being a Dirty Street Creature – A memoir by Jonathan Tvedt

Now that I’ve finished looking through all the South Padre snap stories, I figured I would write this quick post before I took a shower and deleted all of my social media forever (kidding, mostly). I got back last week from a trip to Italy. I flew in on Sunday to stay in Florence with Lana (longtime friend from the U) and her roommates in Florence, and their flat with 20 foot ceilings and a view of a nice (slightly noisy) club across the narrow Florence street. It’s interesting to […]

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Stages of Traveling Alone:

1. Not thinking about it  Plane? Booked. Ticket? Booked. Googling pretty pictures of your destination and getting hyped up? Done and done. 2. Oh crap Here’s where it gets tough: your trip is no longer a far-off fantasy. It’s real and it’s coming quick. Whether this hits as you pack like a panic-ridden person hours before or as you’re sipping tea before bed a week before, it’ll hit. Traveling alone means figuring out public transportation on your own. It means that if you get lost in Germany, you have to […]

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London Adventures – March 2nd

Hey friends!  I’m sorry it’s been a while, but it’s been kind of a chaotic couple of weeks. Last week I had midterms, and spent the whole week crammed up in coffee shops studying and writing papers. (It was all worth it when I got my grades back). This last week I’ve been on spring break, and it’s been so relaxing and much needed. My roommates are all off doing their own adventures throughout Europe, but I’m here in London making sure that I get all of the things done […]

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London Adventures – Jan. 19

Hey friends, As of about 12:50 this afternoon, I officially finished my first week of class in London. (!!!!!) My classes are really cool and actually super interesting. I just seem to find myself drinking lots of coffee before hand because classes are 3.5 hours long… yep, you read that right. One class is 3.5 hours long. Because they’re so long, you only have each class once a week, which is kinda nice cause you have a lot of time to work on homework. But at least I’m enjoying what […]

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Paris, France {1st stop of 12 day break}

5 am wake up call… 5:05 am… still in bed… Britt: “We are going to Paris AL, GET UP, YOU CAN DO IT” A large coffee was consumed and we were on our way, for our glorious 12-day break and this is where we started; P A R I S For me it was a place I had dreamed about most of my life and was fascinated by from the immense history and beauty. It exceeded every expectation I had – about ten times better than in any movie or […]

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FROM MILAN TO THE 21ST-DREAM AND LIFE

I had dreamed of Milan for so many years. It was the perfect time when I was in Milan, a little treat for my birthday weekend. It started to be cold in central and northern Italy. Only one week after the fashion week, Milan seemed to calm down and some of the neighborhoods are surprisingly quiet. Although I heard people saying that Milan is fast paced, but compared to New York City or London, people in Milan as a part of Italy, know how to enjoy the life. 2. I […]

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CIAO! ITALIA!

  1. It was not a long way from London to Florence. Flying away from the skylines and beautiful modern night lights, Florence is like an old diamond quietly waiting for me in the center of Italy. “Firenze” means the city of flowers. Although I haven’t seen many flowers, the plan of the city center truly looks like a bloom. As I wrote before, I travel with purposes. I want to know the fashion in Europe and the people here. 2. The life is definitely different from both in the […]

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7 stuff you need to know before launching mvp for your startup

Startups end up a as an alternative profitable enterprise, therefore an increasing number of people get concerned into this progressive global. Each and every startup proportion one commonplace mystery of their fulfillment. It’s hidden in a simple set of rules: first, you create a new and resourceful product, you then present it to accelerators, get investments out of your angels and launch its manufacture, afterwards, in case you get virtually fortunate and the product you got here up with is a actual unicorn, your organisation may also face the go […]

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Premiere Chaque Semaine Message

Classes started this week so now that I have less time, I have decided to keep weekly posts for this blog. hopefully this will be something I can continuously keep up with! My goal is to use this blog as a platform over the semester to examine my experiences in the context of learning and growing. As classes have just begun I do not have a specific feel for what each of these courses will be like yet but I am excited to really delve into the content. The courses […]

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Orientation Week

Wow. Its been quite the whirl wind of activity here since I stepped off of that bus. Full of Orientation events, boring speakers, tours, seeing campus, seeing the city, and meeting more people than I can honestly remember names… Oh and living for three days in the same pair of jeans, as that is how long it took Aer Lingus to return our luggage to us, but it really didn’t bother me too badly. So many new things to keep my mind on instead of that. I live in this […]

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Dansk er svært

Imagine trying to articulate a coherent sentence with a gob of mashed potatoes crammed in your mouth. That’s what other Scandinavians say Danish sounds like. (We eat a lot of potatoes at my homestay, so maybe there is some truth to this.) To me, Danes tend to seem like they are mumbling when they speak, as syllables are often dropped from Danish words. Also, the language contains three more vowels than English. These are æ, ø, and å. Stir the mumbling and extra vowels into a pot of mashed potatoes, […]

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