Tag: travel

This Little Piggy Went to Market

Sundays may be for the boys but they’re also for the markets! There’s always a market ready for exploring in London. And the best part? Most of them are open during the week. I’ve visited some really great markets here that are worth exploring. Borough Market The first market we went to is the Borough ...

Just Touched Down in London Town

If you didn’t feel old before, just know the American Boy by Estelle will be 10 years old in 2018. Yeah. Anyways, I’ve “touched down in London town” and I’m beyond excited! I’ve been to London before so I’ve done all the touristy activities, not that I wouldn’t love to them again. My previous program (in ...

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Syllabus Week

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy food and that is pretty much the same thing.” – Unknown Hello everyone and greetings from London. After various twitter polls, I came to the conclusion that syllabus week is almost every college student’s favorite time of year. This week was my syllabus week and it was ...

Give it Away

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare Good day everyone and greetings from London. This week marks the official beginning of my studies here in London after a weekend full of activities. As I mentioned in my previous blog, as part ...

Goodbye Paris

“I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all means. You stumble, and you soar. And, if you’re lucky, you make it to Paris for a while.” – Amy Thomas, Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of ...

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 ...

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 ...