Tag: food

Sydney: The international hub of Australia

Something that caught my eye the moment I got to Australia was its cultural diversity. Initially, I thought Australia would be somewhat similar to the states, but this couldn’t be any further from reality. There is a notable influence in Sydney from a variety of countries. I’ve had the opportunity to meet people from France, ...

The Many Markets of London

One of the greatest things about London is all of the Markets! Whether you’re looking for food, produce, clothes, or antiques, there is a market for everything. These markets are scattered across London, so visiting them is the perfect way to explore the great city of London. Some of my personal favorite markets have been ...

Abroad on a Student Budget:

So before coming to Australia, I had heard that Sydney was an expensive city. I didn’t realize how true this actually  was until I checked my bank account three weeks into enjoying the city life. Since an Australian dollar is equivalent to .74 US dollars it is kind of hard to imagine the conversion on ...

Cafeterias at Hanyang University

A draw for many to travel abroad is local food and Seoul is no exception.  There are so many great places you can go to try different kinds of food in Seoul.  However, while studying abroad, it is not practical to eat out at expensive restaurants that are far away from campus all of the ...

Pancake Day!!

This week I got to participate in what I think may be one of the most fun British holidays, Pancake Day! Pancake day was this past Tuesday, perfectly placed right before Valentine’s Day. Now this is apparently celebrated in other places besides the UK, but it is definitely the most fun here in London. Everywhere ...

Arigatō, Nihon!

Title Translation: Thank You, Japan! For the final few days of our visit to Japan, we did a lot of shopping for ourselves and family, eating new foods, exploring, and relaxing. The new Airbnb that we stayed in was right on Dotonbori Street and over looked the river. It was surprisingly really cheap for Ada, Jessica, ...

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Shèngyàn! (Feast!)

Being in Hong Kong for almost a month has really been great! Traveling around and getting to know the area is terrific. The smells of the streets are starting to get very familiar and the food taste better and better each time. However, being away from family and friends does still resonate sometimes and the ...

Heather in Rennes: Culture Shock

Before I left for France, I was required to go to an orientation at the university with the other study abroad students. Among other things, I was warned about culture shock, a sense of anxiety that can occur when someone is introduced to a new culture. We were informed of ways to prepare for this ...

Heather in Rennes: Bon Appétit II

Dinner in France In my previous post, I said I believed that French people put a lot of emphasis on the quality of their food, and perhaps it’s for this reason that they like to spend a long time enjoying it. Dinner with my host family can last up to a few hours, which I ...

Heather in Rennes: Bon Appétit I

When my host parents asked me about differences between food in France and food in the U.S., the first thing I said was that everything in France seemed to taste fresher. It could’ve been that I still had the taste of plane food in my mouth, but I honestly feel that people in France put ...