Category: Summer 2017

Breathe it All In

“Breathe Paris in, it nourishes the soul.” – Victor Hugo Salut les lecteurs et bienvenue, je m’apelle Joella. I don’t know about you guys but this has been the chilliest week I have had in a long time. To be honest, a couple months ago my life was in shambles (literal shambles) and daydreaming about ...

A Walk in Paris

“Paris… is a world meant for the walker alone, for only the pace of strolling can take in all the rich (if muted) detail.” – Edmund White Salut les lecteurs et bienvenue, je m’apelle Joella. Have you ever had a pop quiz? I’m pretty sure almost everyone can answer this question as yes. But have ...

It Finally Feels Like Home, Vale?

Que tal amigos? Week one of classes are finally over and I’m proud to say I don’t get lost walking to school anymore! The trek uphill is a mere 15 minutes from home. My apartment is right across the street from Madrid’s opera house, which looks beautiful at night. The palaces and churches are some ...

Weekend at Belgium

“Paris is not a city, it’s a world.” -King Francois the I Salut les lecteurs et bienvenue, je m’appelle Joélla. In this journal, we continue our journey in Paris, the city of love❤. Today is Thursday which marks the end of my school week at ESCE and the beginning of my unprecedented weekend in Brussels ...

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Contemporary Rome

During these four weeks in Italy I have been given the opportunity to admire some of the most famous works of art from the Renaissance and Baroque period. In Florence we visited the Uffizi and in Rome we visited the Vatican Museums and the Borghese Gallery. Additionally, Rome has the most exquisite works of art ...

New Country, Quien Es? Vale?

Bienvenidos! Welcome to my first blog post! My name is Maya and I’ll be your guide into the dual city study abroad program to Madrid and London! Our first stop is Madrid, Spain! This beautiful city never fails to make me smile. From the second those wheels skidded across the airport runway, I knew this ...

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The Secrets of being a French

“A walk in Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and the point of life” – Thomas Jefferson Salut les lecteurs et bienvenue, je m’appelle Joélla. Let me just start by saying Philadelphia you’re great and I love you but I think I’m falling for Paris; And it’s not you, it’s me…friends? 🙃. If you ...

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The One With The Food

Ciao! Rome and Florence are both beautiful cities in Italy that are rich in history, art and culture. However, even though both cities are in the same country, they have major differences in their lifestyles, shopping habits, nightlife, activities, and most importantly, their cuisines. Either you spend a weekend or a month in each city; ...

Cobblestone and Orange Walls

Rome was made for walking; it offers warm, picturesque streets and traffic is terrible in any case, so it is more of a compulsion than an option. Even though I have received the blessing of a monthly public transportation card, I choose to wear down my espadrilles for at least a couple of hours everyday. ...

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Eataly

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” – Federico Fellini Experiencing authentic Italian cuisine is a crucial part of visiting Italy. I don’t believe it is even legal to exit the country without having indulged in at least one plate of pasta. With Italian food, one does not really need to look for the ...