Taking A Train to Busan

After finishing all of my in-person midterms for this term in Korea I headed to Busan for a short weekend trip! It was exciting to finally go to a different city in Korea and taking the KTX/bullet train for the first time. I had been looking forward to this trip for a while, especially because ...

Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village

It quickly became apparent to me that I was in a city with a such a long history, especially compared to anywhere in America, and it was fascinating to see some very old palaces and general traditional buildings that have been preserved. I took a day to go to Bukchon Hanok village, a 600 year ...

Quepos and Manuel Antonio

Buenas todos! First, this picture is of Manuel Antonio beach, which is a little more touristy, but still beautiful; I will get into it more a little later. This past weekend, my friends and I finally went to one of the prettiest beaches in all of Costa Rica…Manuel Antonio. Where do I even start? My ...

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Week 3: The One where I visited Oxford by Myself 

As I was having my coffee at Cafe Nero on Friday morning, I was thinking what to do on the following weekend. I thought why not do a one day trip to Oxford. At that very point, I booked a round way train ticket to Oxford, booked a group tour, and that’s it. My Saturday ...

Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Rome

As I have established in previous blog posts, I was very unprepared for how the vegan lifestyle was going to work in Italy. However, fast forward one whole month and I am prepared with protein packed snacks, have meal prep in the refrigerator and a list of restaurants on my phone with vegan options that ...

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Driverless Metro in Denmark

Denmark is well known for its public transportation in the whole world. Since private transportation is discouraged here(travelling by cars), the public transportation is very frequent and advanced. People are very aware of environmental consequences with modern technology and use sustainable methods as much as possible. Public transportation is thus very frequent and advanced, there ...

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K11 MUSEA: One of Hong Kong’s Innovative Shopping Centers

K11 MUSEA is one of Hong Kong’s well-known shopping malls located in Tsim Sha Tsui. The mall is near the waterfront of Victoria Dockside, with a view of Hong Kong Island across the river. K11 MUSEA is famous for providing art, fashion, and culture in one spot. The mall has a total of ten floors, ...

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Week 2: Take Care of Yourself and the Planet 

As I am sitting at my favorite café called the Guillam Coffee House and writing this, let me tell you, I am really tired and feel a little dead inside. The excitement of being a new place and trying to do everything in one day really did not treat me well. So, my goal for ...

Pip Pip Cheerio from Bristol!

It may be only 1:45 am in my body but my mind is buzzing awake watching the sunrise out of the window on the plane. There’s a scene from my favorite childhood movie, The Parent Trap, where Halle looks out of her window as her plane approaches London as the song “There She Goes” by ...

Grocery Shopping In Rome

One of the first things we did after getting settled into our apartment was go grocery shopping. In my day to day life, I don’t typically take many risks and prefer to stick with what I’m comfortable with. However, this study abroad opportunity has already put me out of my comfort zone in ways that ...

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Planning Weekend Trips

While studying abroad it is normal to take weekend trips to places nearby. Before coming here I had a list of places I wanted to go that was filled with both well known must see destinations like Venice and Florence and recommendations from family and friends. Many people I know have already taken trips to ...

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What I Ate this weekend in the Amalfi Coast

If I had to choose three words to describe this past weekend, I would choose chaotic, charming, and not-vegan-friendly. I knew that traveling around Italy was not going to be the easiest thing, but I definitely overestimated the amount of food options that I would have available to me. This is not to say that ...

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Week 1: Am I Already Late?

People tell you that it is very exciting to visit a new country- you get to travel around, meet people, etc. But I tell you, the initial emotions are more than that- sometimes it can be stressful, it can be overwhelming, intimidating, and a lot of other scary things. But I have been in London ...