Tag: travel

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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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 ...

Landmarks in Sydney, Australia

Luckily the weather was really nice on Saturday. So, my friend and I walked about four miles from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach, which is one of the most popular beaches in Sydney. The Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach walk is one of the more popular coastal walks in Sydney, but there are a multitude ...

Mid-Semester Break: Getting From Victoria to New South Wales

After countless assignments and assessments in weeks 6 and 7, It is finally mid-semester break! For break, I flew over to Sydney in New South Wales to visit my friend from home who is also studying abroad in Australia. Sydney is about 545 miles from Melbourne. It takes about 9 hours to drive from city ...

Bar-the-lona

I don’t know if you’ve heard the new song Barcelona by Ed Sheeran, but it describes the city in 3 minutes and 11 seconds. Unfortunately, our arrival to the city was less than welcoming but once we settled it was everything I could have wished for. When we got into Barcelona, we thought that our ...

Parigi

Bonjour Mon Ami! Paris and France in general have a royal and regal feeling I don’t think I’ve ever felt in any other city I’ve been to (other than England of course). We had a long weekend and decided to take advantage of it by going to Paris for five days and take it all in. ...

Andiamo a Italia Pt. II

While we were in Sicily, Maria had her birthday and we had a party for her. That night we listened to Italian music and watched as Maria and Arturo danced the night away. I have never witnessed such hospitality from a family that I had never met before. Even though there was a language barrier, ...

Andiamo a Italia

I have been looking forward to posting this most because of the incredible adventures and memories that each city brought to me. Italy is probably one of the most diverse countries I’ve ever been in. We learned in our Italian Style class that each city has different types of people, different cultures, foods, and historic ...

Wanderl(o)st

Even though we’ve been in Florence for a couple of months, we have never been to Piazza Pitti. Piazza Pitti is a huge palace that used to be the summer home of the Medici family, and just so happens to be across the street from our school. It is also home to many famous scenes, ...