Category: Location

Pick pocketed or misplaced: How my passport, bank cards and money disappeared in Paris

What’s the first thing you think about when you think about visiting Paris? Probably taking pictures at the Eiffel Tower, strolling down the Champs Elysee or eating at some of the best restaurants in the world. Well, that is definitely what I had planned with a group of my friends, but those plans were soon ...

3 Euro 3 course lunch, Yes please!

Something I have thoroughly enjoyed during my stay here at Sciences Po Reims has been the delicious AND nutritious lunch that is served daily at the school cafeteria or ‘resto U’ as the French call it. A 3 course meal for just 3 Euros, I know it’s quite hard to believe this so I shared ...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica

Buenas todos! I hope you all are doing well. I felt like it was finally time to sit down and address the topic that is sweeping the entire globe. Coronavirus. Now you may be thinking, Maria, why are you talking about this? How does this even relate to Costa Rica. Well, you see, Costa Rica ...

On Saturday….we have classes!

I woke up in sheer horror this past Saturday morning to a text from one of my classmates in my French class stating that our French class was half way through. It was 12 noon, I had just woken up, recovering from the long week of assessments and sleepless nights I endured during the week, ...

Puerto Viejo and Exploring!

Hola gente! This past weekend, my friends and I finally traveled to the Caribbean side of the country to experience it before we leave. It is another long bus ride, but we arrived and headed straight to the black sand beach. That’s right. Black sand beach. It was wonderful. It was literally like black fairy ...

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Why I decided to stay with a host family

It been a good month since I arrived in Reims and I must say living with the Delcourt family has been great. Before I decided to study abroad in France, I wrote a few goals that I wanted to achieve whilst I was there, one of which was to stay with a host family, not ...

~Paradise~ (Bocas del Toro)

Hola personas! Hope you’re all doing well because I definitely did! This past weekend, we finally went on our Panama Field Trip. I know nothing about Panama before going, all I knew is there was a canal somewhere and it was a pretty big deal at one point. However, we traveled to Bocas del Toro ...

Solidarity in Costa Rica

Hello people! Back again with the Costa Rica blog! The first picture is a view of ULatina, and the neighborhood I live in. This week, my morning classes on Monday were cancelled, so I went to shower in the morning at around 9:00AM (when I would normally be halfway through my first class) and there ...

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 ...

Pura Vida vs. The American Sprint

Hola mi gente! Hope you’re all doing well, as I understand it is Week 8 at Drexel at the time I am writing this and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. This post will focus more on the Pura Vida lifestyle I have faced here compared to what I will refer to as ...