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Semana 11: Nubes de azúcar

Sugar clouds… or marshmallows? Last Friday Audra and I went to Fátima.  I felt so loved that Audra went with me, because she knew how much it meant for me. Anyone who knows me knows I love popcorn. I bought a container of popcorn for Audra and I to share for a snack on the bus ride to Fátima. There wasn’t supposed to be mass when we arrived at the apparition site, but there was a large group visiting from Brasil, so they had a special mass. The mass was […]

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Semana 10: Abrillantado

An adjective meaning shiny, sparkly and the adjective form of luster! I did my first practice hike with my backpack early Tuesday morning! I tried Tejas this week at work! Tejas means shingles in Spanish. You can see why this delicious dessert is called Tejas by looking at a rack of them. If glued together they could make a roof! Audra and I made pineapple fajitas and caramel corn for our family for dinner! I found Poppies! A group of friends and I went to Málaga this past weekend. Málaga […]

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The first few days…

I have spent a total of three days here in the beautiful city of Brussels, and it honestly still hasn’t sunken in that I will be here for four and a half months! Incroyable!  I was paranoid and arrived a day early, which was the best thing I could’ve done. The hostel I stayed in was nice, and I was able to walk around a little and run some errands before crashing and sleeping off the jet lag. The next day, I was well-rested and ready to  go. One of […]

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Auschwitz, Poland

Not a blog post I would have ever thought to write about, nor a pleasant one, but a very important part in our nations history to remember the many beautiful souls who were lost. An experience that I can’t really explain to stand in the spot where up to 1.5 million people were killed. While hurting for answers, not being able to grasp how such a horrific time in history happened, I wasn’t sure what to expect on my first visit to Auschwitz but was eager to pay my respect […]

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The Louvre, the Lock Bridge, and the Next Step

There’s no time for sleeping in on vacation. Not in Paris. On day two we forced ourselves to wake up early enough to beat the crowds at the Louvre. Our alarms buzzed at 8am. Snooze. Our first day exploring we were up and at ’em by about 9:30am. The line for the Louvre around then was nonexistent, so our groggy morning minds figured we could sleep until 9, leave the hostel around 10, and be one of the first in line at the Louvre by 10:15. Not true. We got […]

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Welcome to Cell Block 5

My apologies for the lack of blog posts lately…to be honest I am not entirely sure what happened to the month of October.  Time is most definitely flying here in Norway! The blog below will give a brief description of my adventures and shenanigans over the past month. Drammen and Sandefjord: The Language Barrier September 23rd: Travel Mom, Dad, Gram, Gramp, and little Danielle all traveled to Boston to catch their flight to Oslo. Me, well I was doing the same thing except I departed from Bergen.  My flight was […]

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El fin de los fin de semanas…

This last full weekend in Ecuador was definitely one to remember. As I mentioned in my precious blog, we spent the weekend in Baños. Our sweet, sweet hostel was called La Casa del Molino Blanco and it was magnificent! When we arrived on Thursday night, we spent some time relaxing on the hammocks outside and taking a HOT (praise Jesus) shower. Friday, Madeline and I spent the day doing something we haven’t really done since we’ve been here — relaxing. We ate our delicious complimentary breakfast and headed out to the terrace […]

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Four-day weekend on the home front

  Another weekend! (aren’t they flying by!?) And more things! ​ As I provoyed (Franglais, let it happen) in my last blog post, this was an exciting weekend because the travel was minimal and I was going to relax (and by that I mean get things done). Which it was (mostly) and I did (mostly). However, the weekend began a little earlier than expected. Montpellier was predicted to get hammered on Thursday and Friday with hella rain. Like, wrath of God rain. This kind of thing happens and usually (apparently) […]

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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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Weekend 1 — Otavalo

On Friday, Madeline and I had the AMAZING opportunity to travel to Otavalo and shadow in an indigenous medical clinic called, Jambi Huasi. We woke up early and took a 2 hour bus ride to Otavalo to be at the clinic by 9:30. Otavalo is known for its indigenous people and also its Saturday market — the biggest in South America! When we arrived at the clinic we met our Yatcha, Maria. Yatcha is the name given to those who practice the indigenous medicine. We got to see quite a few espantas, […]

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Scottish Sunday Seven – Part III

This weekend, I went on my first excursion to another country.  After finding relatively cheap plane tickets, on a whim a group of us decided to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland.  Scotland was not originally a “must” on my list of places to visit, but afterwards I can say I definitely want to go back again sometime in my life.  It was amazing! That Scottish Accent The first day, we went on a free walking tour around town.  Not only did we see and learn a lot, but our tour guide […]

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Fall In (Love with) Paris

Hey guys!  It’s been two days now since I was in paris but I still have sore feet from all the walking I did around the city (I walked over 50,00 steps, roughly 30miles). I had an amazing time and wish I could have stayed longer because three days was not enough to see all of Paris. I’ve been trying to think of the best way to share the city with you and decided to show you some of my favorite pictures. Since I took so many, it was so […]

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SCHOOL SPIRIT (연고전)

As most colleges and high schools in America have very zealous homecoming games that spew school spirit, Korean Universities are no different, or at least the at the University that I attend. So, recently it was the school’s annual YonGoJeon (연고전) which is a weekend that consists of five different games against the most intense school rivalry within all of South Korea. The games were baseball, basketball, hockey, rugby and soccer. Nothing too special, right? I attended the basketball and rugby games, and what hit me when I was there, […]

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Ciao from Sicily, Italy. {Taormina, Siracusa, Noto, Catania & Mt. Etna}

A region with impeccable beauty, devouring food, simplistic lifestyle, abounding family love and yet so much less than the U.S makes me wonder. A smile hasn’t left my face this week as we spent an entire week in Sicily, Italy with our entire group from the University of Minnesota and our Italian professor. Sicily, is located on the most southern point of Italy, known as the largest Mediterranean island which was colonized by the Greeks in the 8th century BC. We stayed in Taormina, the entire week right on top of […]

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Learning Outside the Box

Wednesdays at DIS are field study days, a.k.a. designated days where there are no classes scheduled and instead classes host learning experiences outside of the classroom.  This can come in many shapes and forms, from wandering the streets of Copenhagen to hearing a lecture to attending a ballet.  Today, I had two field studies, and they were both too awesome not to share. In the morning, I met with my Classical and Renaissance Rome class.  We first shared coffee and croissants while talking about general details of our trip to […]

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