Category: Summer 2017

Get Lost, Vale?

Tips for Studying Abroad If you’re thinking about studying abroad, Madrid is the place to go! But there are somethings you should know before you go. Here’s my list of tips, tricks and advice when traveling about in Madrid. Weather If you love sweating as soon as you walk outside, Madrid is perfect for you. ...

The One with the Landmarks

Ciao! A tint of oranges and yellows covers Rome, between dawn to dusk. The golden sun gives a vibrant touch to all its brick and marbles that overflow the cobblestone streets. But when the night hits, the city comes to live. All the landmarks, light up and it gives a magical feeling to it that ...

Hello London

“Let new adventures begin.” – Unknown Hello everyone and greetings from London! My adventures in Paris have finally come to a pause (not an end because one day I will be back) and though it was hard saying goodbye, I am happy to say hello to London and to start new adventures in the city ...

OH MY CHURROS, Vale?

Mi Comida Favorita Ah, my favorite topic; FOOD! I could ramble on and on about the amazing food of Madrid but I’ll just give you a taste of some of my personal must-haves! Huevos Rotos My absolute favorite dish is the Huevos Rotos. Translation: broken eggs. I am not really an egg person but if I ...

The One with the Sculptures

Ciao! The picturesque city of Rome filled with art in all its nooks and crannies and marvelous architecture sites rich in history can be considered the capital of art, since it is the home to most of the important art pieces and architectural sites from the masters and geniuses of art, such as Michelangelo, Bernini, ...

Kiss Kiss, Vale?

I’ve learned a lot about the Spain over the past few weeks, from the history to the language to the culture. Here are some of the cultural differences I’ve found and hopefully this will help you act like a local if you ever decide to mosey on over to Spain! Personal Space DOES NOT Exist ...

The One with the Free Weekend

Ciao! Italy is such a beautiful city and every region is like being in a completely different country. North, Central and South Italy have different cuisines (like I mentioned in my previous post), different Italian slang and even different culture. Studying abroad in Rome is not enough to explore all the beautiful nook & crannies ...

No Cure

“Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris.” – Paula McLain, The Paris Wife Bienvenue les amies. C’est moi, Joella. This week was action packed compared to last week because I had more time to go out and explore more of Paris. And, I ...

Stay With Me

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” ― Ernest Hemingway Bienvenue les amies, je m’appelle Joella. ESCE, the school I am currently studying for the Paris + London Program is ...

We’re Going on a Trip, Vale?

Buenos dias chicos! I’ve settled into Madrid quite nicely and I have to say this city continues to amaze me. From the cheaper clothes at Zara (bless Madrid) to the incredible food choices, I never go to sleep disappointed. As much as I love Madrid, I decided to do some exploring this weekend. So my ...