Tag: Fall 2017

Yamas, to Independent Traveling!

At this point in my travels, I was headed to Greece by myself for a week. My biggest concern was that it would be hard to meet other people to hang out and explore the country with, and that I would get bored of doing so on my own. Much to my surprise, traveling on ...

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They’ve Got Spirit, Yes they do

  Just the other day I took the time to look at my calendar and count the weeks I had left in London. I’m halfway through my adventure and time is flying by too fast. I feel like there is so much more to see and do before I leave; more traveling, try new foods, ...

A New Appreciation For Potatoes

Every autumn, students in Denmark go on a one-week holiday for Kartoffel-Ferien (pronounced something like “kartahfull-fia”), or “Potato Holiday” in Danish. In the past, this was to allow children and young adults to return home from their studies to help their families harvest potatoes (a staple of many Danish dishes), as well as prepare the ...

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Camden Market

Camden Market is a must see place in London. It is a central location where tourists and Londoners come to shop, dance, enjoy a drink, and hang out. This market was unlike anything I have ever seen before. Once again, Camden Market, like all the other hidden gems in London had its own unique vibe. ...

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Campus Involvement

One way to fully immerse yourself into the culture of another country is by being involved. Being involved is more than just being physically present; it is being emotionally and mentally present and ready to absorb everything around you. It is okay to lean into discomfort and allow yourself to open up to the difference ...

A Murderous Wink

“Are you…Cameron?” The student in the red “Buddy” shirt, turned around and smiled. “Yeah, you can call me Cam. Are you in my group?” The buddy responded in a Turkish accent. I nodded. “I’m Lindsay.” “Nice! We’re about to start introductions. Hop in the circle!” I joined the rest of the students in my buddy ...

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Pip Pip Cheerio Off to London I Go!

After eight and a half long hours on a chilly plane, two hours in the international students line at the airport and a 2 hour Uber ride, after missing the free shuttle sent by Queen Mary University of London I was finally ready to call Queen Mary University of London home for the next three ...