2 11, 2015
  • Exploring the streets of Sitges

Top 5 Day Trips Out of Barcelona

Montserrat. Head to Espanya station to purchase roundtrip tickets to Montserrat, which entails taking a train and cable car up the mountain. Once at the top, visit the Basilica, gaze upon the Virgin of Montserrat, and do some wine tasting. Don't forget your camera. Sitges. Sitges is a beautiful coastal resort town with nicer, less populated beaches than those in Barcelona. You can get there by a 25-minute car or train ride [...]

6 10, 2015
  • Rif Morocco Let's Go

A Brief Introduction to the Rif

This week, my entire program took a trip to the Rif, on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. Due to the rather unconventional itinerary (the Rif isn’t a heavily touristed place), we had a charter bus, so no public transportation adventures were to be had. Plus, there was air conditioning, and the bus was automatic. Uncannily cushy. The Rif is a different place from the rest of Morocco. As with anything on this blog, I [...]

25 09, 2015
  • Bahia de las Aguilas Let's Go

Fireworms and Fireworks

Turtle-watching at Bahia de las Aguilas. On our second weekend excursion, we found ourselves at Bahia de las Aguilas. Located on the south shore of the island about 5 miles from Haiti and only 2 miles from the border town of Pedernales, the park hosts probably the most spectacularly preserved beaches on the island. However, the drive from Santo Domingo is over six hours, so the trip is not for the feint [...]

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