11 07, 2016
  • Avignon_ChurchDowntown

My Cabbage, My Darling

A laugh rings out from the next room. “Oh, my darling,” the voice tinkles. “You say that to all your women.” My Darling chuckles. “Only to you and my wife, my cabbage.” I freeze and flick my eyes to the door. Scandal. French scandal. I knew this was going to be a good day. “Now, my darling, don’t mention her here,” My Cabbage reproaches. “This is our space. Our home.” Oops. Did [...]

12 11, 2015
  • Madrid Breakfast

Cheapskate’s Guide to Madrid

It’s easy to get around for close to nothing in Madrid, as long as you have your student ID and use a bit of creativity. While vast and rich with endless streets and corners, it is fairly easy to explore by foot (no metro cost!). Here’s a day-in-the-life of a money-saving, pedestrian tourist. 1. Grab breakfast at your hostel: When booking hostels in Madrid, be on the look out for places that [...]

5 11, 2015
  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Top 5 Museums to Check Out When in Santiago de Compostela

Museum of the Galician People. Located next to the Santo Domingo de Bonaval Convent, the Museum of Galician People highlights the region‘s culture and history. It’s free but closed on Mondays. Galician Center of Contemporary Art. Another free museum, the CGAC is located in old town and is home to a large display of contemporary art from Galicia. This museum is also closed on Mondays. Pilgrimage Museum.Located on Rua de San Domingos de [...]

4 11, 2015
  • MMJE

Berlin’s Starkest Memorial

Today, Berlin is among the coolest cities in Europe, a champion of all things quirky and kitsch. Karl Sheffler called the city "a place that is always becoming and never being" - accordingly, its immense, often turbulent history is apparent everywhere you look, especially through memorials. In addition to visiting a biergarten or two (or three) it's more than worth setting some time aside to visit the state-sponsored Memorial To The Murdered Jews [...]

5 10, 2015
  • Santiago Let's Go

New Beginnings?

Moving on to Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. I've moved to the other side of the island for the second half of my stay, I have visited two more museums and two more national parks, and I have managed to study for and take my first midterm for the course I’m studying. (But I don’t really think I can as wholesomely capture the essence of my summer course on this blog, so [...]

27 09, 2015
  • Aix Galeries

The Top 8 Galleries in Aix-en-Provence

une galérie: a gallery, usually referring to an art exhibition space. un atelier: a workshop or studio, i.e. a room in which an artist works. • • • • • I did not intend for more than one week to pass by since my last post. It's not that I've been too busy with schoolwork (which, while it involves quite a lot of reading in both French and English, is manageable). It's not [...]

16 09, 2015
  • Dresden Let's Go

Tips for Rainy Day Travel

Nothing brings a trip down quite like an expected downpour…or hail storm, or blizzard, or plague of locusts. Unless you’re traveling to Seattle, it’s difficult to know in January what the weather is going to be like for your trip in May. Thanks to the planning gods, you have Let’s Go to provide you with some anywhere, any-weather solutions. Whether you’ve lost a day tanning because Hurricane Ruin Your Vacation has flown into [...]

10 09, 2015
  • Vietnam Chopstick

Left My Heart in Vietnam

A few weeks ago I came back from the BEST trip ever: I spent 18 days travelling around Vietnam. I could write pages and pages about this trip, but I will attempt to condense it as best I can! So firstly, the slightly boring (but necessary) information about flights. Although I could have flown with BA, this was not a direct flight, so instead I chose to fly with Vietnam Airlines which was direct from Heathrow [...]

9 09, 2015
  • Passport Let's Go

Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

I've always considered myself one of those practical people who can pack light and for any occasion. However, faced with the harsh reality of a 15kg weight limit, I have realised, once again, I am not. I blame this packing optimism on my proclivity to be extremely organised in everything I do, and my resultant desire to pack absolutely everything I could possibly need on a two and a half week trip to [...]

28 08, 2015
  • Buenos Aires

Top Five Things to Do in Buenos Aires

 It only took a week for Buenos Aires to transform me. My predilection for chocolate was quickly trumped by a love of dulce de leche. Steak replaced basically all other food groups. Cash wasn't taken out of ATMs, but rather exchanged with shopkeepers for a blue market rate. And most obviously, it was winter. In August. And by winter, porteños (as Buenos Aires residents are called) mean about 60 degrees Farenheit [...]

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