Category: Summer 2017

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 ...

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 ...