Things You Notice While Living Abroad

Things You Notice While Living Abroad

  No matter where you go in the world, some things will be the same, and some things will be different. Some of these things you notice right away, like 24-hour time. To the rest of the world, 4:00 means 4am, and 16:00 means 4pm. There is no 4:00am and 4:00pm. Get used to it. Other things we don't...

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Life Abroad: In Switzerland

Life Abroad: In Switzerland

Die Schweiz! Just a quick little update from Switzerland. Yesterday we went to the top of Europe. Amazing views, and there was snow! I was super happy 🙂 We also had traditional Roesti and chocolate fondue for dinner at a little place called Des Alpes. Yum. And bought lots of chocolate as well....

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Life Abroad: Interlaken — The Plan

By the next time I write, I'll have hopefully accomplished the following tasks. Wish me luck! So here goes. The plan is to stay in Interlaken, which isn't too far from where my Great Grandma grew up. It's kind of a jumping-off point for all sorts of tourism in the area, most of it of the adventure...

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Prague Adventures

Prague Adventures

After the weekend trip to Vienna, I spent the following two weekends being an absolute coffeehouse, art-seeing, park-strolling bum in Prague. And it was wonderful. I went to the Mucha Museum and fell head over heels in love with his work. There were quite a few pieces I had to refrain from buying...

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A Recap of Vienna, Austria

A Recap of Vienna, Austria

Vienna is, in a word, charming. It doesn't have the stunning cityscape of Prague, nor the young and funky culture of Berlin, but it has charm. Vienna begs you to step into one of its millions of coffeehouses and have a drink or two and spend an hour or two just contemplating life and dreams. One...

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Weeks 4 & 5: Castles, Food, & Fall

Weeks 4 & 5: Castles, Food, & Fall

The last week and a half have been times of fairytale castles, fog, and lots (and lots) of food.Last weekend, (Oct 3-5), we had a program trip to South Bohemia. We visited three castles in three days, along with 4 different towns. It was a great experience and actually a lot more fun that I had...

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Life Abroad: Visiting Berlin & Dresden

Life Abroad: Visiting Berlin & Dresden

September 30, 2008. I spent last weekend in Germany. I wasn't able to get my visa before I left for my study abroad in Prague, so I had to hop over to Dresden and get it. But, since I was already on my way over there, I decided to take a quick trip to Berlin as well, since it wasn't that much more...

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