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The French Countryside

And so the bitter end has finally arrived. I’m on the last 2-hour leg of the 8.5-hour bus ride back from Berlin with the same boy I picked up at the Stuttgart hauptbanhof exactly 5 months ago. We all thought Croatia was going to be our...

Split, Croatia

My gym membership is about to expire and it's too nice out to choose running on a treadmill over running outside, so I did just that on Saturday and Sunday, which I hadn't done since I first got here in March. I ran the same...

Neuschwanstein, Lindau, & Budapest

After spending a solid week or two focusing on schoolwork, the end of June arrived and some more travels commenced. We rented a car and headed south to Schwangau, with Neuschwanstein Castle as our destination. In English it means "New Swanstone Castle", which probably answers...

Scandinavia: Denmark & Sweden

I titled this the "Start of Summer" because technically it is and the weather definitely makes it feel like it, but I still have over a month left of school. I've never been in school at this time of the year (besides an online accounting...

Half Way

currently a fan of this It's incredibly hard to believe that I've been here for almost 3 months. I'm about half-way through this incredible, life-changing experience. Whenever I think about that I have to try my hardest to appreciate all that's happened thus far and not...

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

"I always try to have my cake and eat it too, and you totally can" "Cause why the fuck not" "Exactly. People who say you can't, they're not creative enough, or they're too scared" Give this a listen while you're here: Sam Smith - Stay With Me (Rainer...

I Finished A Book

That shouldn't be a big accomplishment but since high school, I can't tell you how many books I actually started and finished. Maybe 2? 3? I have no idea, but for this past Christmas my brother gave me Siddartha, which I finished it 2 weeks...

Pre-Arrival Jitters

If only time went by this fast when I’m actually at school. Ryerson’s semesters are only about 3 months long (not including exams) and their “reading break” already happened, while I still have yet to start my semester. Christmas still feels like it was yesterday...