Category: Fall 2016

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Cachai?: Metro y Micro

Hola amigos! This will be another helpful post for any future Drexel students thinking about studying abroad in Chile. Though there is many taxis and Ubers here, public transportation is almost a must in Santiago. There are some areas that are a little far off from transportation, but the Metro and micro (bus) usually take ...

Raíces: El Rastro

Qué tal mi gente, On Sunday, I decided to go to El Rastro, which is an outdoor flea market held on Sunday mornings. It is a popular spot for Madrileños and tourists alike, and is only a few stops from where I live. From what I saw, it only extends on a single street with ...

Cachai?: Las Palabras Chilenas

Hola amigos! I should have done a post about this earlier on, but it is better late than never. So, kind of like Philly and its use of “jawn”, Chile has loads of words that you will not hear anywhere else. They are specific to Chile and nowhere else. Thus, I thought it would helpful ...

Goree Island

For a field trip, my group went to Goree island. Goree island is right off the coast of Senegal. It is the famous slave trade island. In this island there were a total of 28 legal slave houses that sold 20 million slaves. As you know many slaves didn’t make it to the Caribbean or the ...

七 | Touristy Things prt. 2

September 24th, 2016 My favorite trip so far was to Ngong Ping Village in Lantau Island. It’s wayyyy up in the mountains of Lantau. You can get up there by bus, or by taking the highly recommended cable car. It’s a beautiful ride up, that’s around 15 minutes. You begin ascending at the waterfront and ...

四 | Feels like Thanksgiving

September 16th, 2016 In Hong Kong there’s something called the Mid-Autumn festival. It’s a very important holiday held on the 15th day of the eighth month on the Chinese calendar, being the first Holiday of the school year. This is a time to express gratitude with a jumbo harvest as well as enjoy a reunion ...

二 | Fashion Week in Hong Kong?

September 9th, 2016 Not quite haha. Although there really is a fashion week out here, but I’m not too sure when exactly. But it is fashion week in New York, I see all the crazy cool stuff happening all over my social media and news articles and I’m feeling a little left out. My friends from ...

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Cachai?: San Carlos de Apoquindo

This weekend I finally went trekking! For the long while I have been staying here, I have tried to set up several days to visit one of the various large mountains in Chile (especially those near Santiago), but the way the cards laid out most times it just did not come into fruition until recently. ...

Raíces: Palacio Real (Royal Palace)

Hola amigos, This weekend, I decided to go out and pay an inexpensive (€6 reduced student fee) visit to Spain’s Royal Palace. Although it is scarcely ever used for more than tours and public visits in modern times, it has a lot of history in Madrid and Spain. Coming from the United States, thinking of kings and ...

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Paris is Always a Good Idea.

In the short time that I’ve been in the lustful city of Paris, “Eiffel” in love. Morning walks to ESCE are accompanied by a fresh pain au chocolat. The Tour de Eiffel looms in the background as I approach the school’s courtyard. I can’t imagine a more inspiring view. My name is Victoria and I ...