After spending a few days in Dublin, we headed west to the country side to visit Galway. Along the drive, we saw lines on the hills where people had to wait in line to get food during the potato famine. We also saw a wish tree where locals would tie fabric onto a tree while … More Galway Girl
As an outwardly appearing Irish girl, the city of Dublin definitely welcomed me as one of their own. I spent my time in Dublin enjoying the city’s rich history and its culture of eating, drinking, and socializing. Malahide Castle and Gardens One of our first stops in Dublin was the Malahide Castle and Gardens. We … More Feeling at Home in Dublin
Between my study abroad in London and Sevilla, I stopped by Paris for a few days, one of which included February 14th. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s been engrained that Paris is the city of love, but walking through the streets, you can almost feel love in the air. The city has a … More Visiting the City of Love on the Day of Love
I loved Edinburgh for its rich history including its closes and walls. The old and new towns together are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I arrived to Edinburgh at night. The city is poorly lit and has winding cobble stoned paths. The closes add an element of confusion and fear; the narrow pathways make it more … More Edinburgh
The historical center of Córdoba has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was under Muslim rule for many years until Christians recaptured it. Therefore, the city has both Muslim and Christian influences including Mosques and Cathedrals.
The old and new parts of the city of Ronda are divided by a large gorge. Ronda has a rich history. The old city has a lot of Moorish influence from when the Moorish people ruled over the city. The new city holds one of the city’s most notable landmarks, the Plaza de Toros, which … More Ronda
I spent a day in Itálica traveling by bus there from Sevilla. Itálica was a Roman city and has many of the Roman ruins still there today. The amphitheater is one of the most notable, large, and well preserved of the ruins. This was a very cool day trip!
During my study abroad in Sevilla, I spent most of my time in Sevilla and volunteering with children from Lora Tomayo school. I took three day trips to Itálica, Córdoba, and Ronda. Sevilla is located in the Andalusia region of Spain. The tapas and sangria are fantastic, and we definitely had our fair share of … More Sevilla
Of course, London has a plethora of sites to see and places to experience. Luckily, I was studying abroad there for a few weeks, so I had plenty of time to visit the historical landmarks, best museums, and world renowned sports arenas. The tube and buses provide well operating public transportation to navigate the sprawling … More London