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Travel

PHP (sort of) and California

I think this semester has been the "easiest" so far. I'm only taking 5 classes compared to the 7 I took each semester last year. Thanks to my lighter course load and feeling like I'm not getting what I want out of my major, I took a course at the...

Final Stop

Alas, I made it to my 13th and final country this year. I got to Toronto yesterday and have been hit by the usual slew of stress and fast-paced business that I didn't miss at all, but one of the things exchange taught me that...

“Culture Shock”

Last Tuesday, I stepped off the plane, made it through US customs surprisingly fast, collected all 120+ pounds of luggage, and immediately walked into a cluster fuck of people at JFK airport. Everyone was speaking very quickly and I could understand what everyone was saying,...

Prost

I wrote one of my first blog posts on the plane ride here so I guess it’s appropriate to write one on the way back. Everything was surprisingly painless and I thankfully figured out a way around the $200 fee for a second bag that...

Berlin

After 5 months of being in Germany, I still hadn’t made it to the capital city – and I wasn’t sure if I’d have the chance to, but I’m so happy I did. I’m still on the bus back from Berlin like I said in...

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...