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Äventyret Fortsätter (The Adventure Continues)

Hey everyone! I don’t have too much to report this week but wanted to keep you all updated with my life here in Stockholm!

This past weekend, seven of my close friends and I went on a short adventure to Helsinki, Finland, using the local cruise lines that run across the Baltic. It was the same type of trip that we took to Riga last month. This cruise ship, however, was much nicer than the first one we traveled with. There were lots of places to eat and go out on board, as well as see shows. The cabins were tiny but hey, it’s all part of the experience!

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Land of the Morning Calm: Wonju, Korea

I’ve finally made it to my destination: Yonsei University’s Global Village in Wonju. It’s been one full week since arriving here and of course there’s been a whirlwind of activity going on during this time.

We, the exchange students, were greeted by the Global Village staff at the airport the day we arrived and soon as soon as our group of 20 students had gathered, we were whisked off to Wonju. Week one’s rundown of activities: orientation, introductions, room assignments, field trip, first day of classes.

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What You Need to Know About Living in Istanbul

Living in any big city takes some adjustment and every city has its own quirks. For this post, I’m going to walk you all through some of the need-to-know life hacks about visiting or living in Istanbul.

The first thing everyone needs to know about living in Istanbul is that you CANNOT drink the tap water. Technically, it is clean and fairly safe, but if you don’t want to be indefinitely dependent on the nearest wash closet, you should stick to buying bottled water.  Read More

Adjusting to Life in Barcelona

Well, I know I definitely do not look like a local, but I also don’t feel like a newbie here anymore.

One month and four days have officially passed since I arrived in Barcelona and I must admit that it has been a difficult adjustment, but I have a daily routine now and I am loving the experience.

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Mohács, Hungary: Where the Wild Things Are

For her first post from Hungary, Be International Blogger sent a bunch of photos from the annual Busójárás Carnival in the town of Mohács where hundreds of people dressed in carved wooden masks and fluffy wool cloaks take to the streets for six days of feasting, parades and dancing every February.

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Gaining Cultural Perspective

Here is the latest update on all things happening with me in Stockholm!

Time is flying by and I can’t believe March is already upon us. I have done so much in my time here and yet there is still so much more to do. My most recent adventure led me to Amsterdam! A few friends from Stockholm University and I left on Friday and flew straight to Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. Read More

Adventures in Spain in Eighteen Photos

Hello everyone! For this week’s blog i thought it would be fun to change things up a bit and go for a photo post… here you go!

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Stonehenge: Bermuda Triangle of the UK

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while! It’s been hectic trying to figure out the pace of school over here, but I think I have a pretty good idea of how to handle things now.

I just submitted my first graded assignment for my biochemistry class today. Usually, I would stress about what my potential grade will be, but I refuse to let my mind spiral down that path. I refuse to worry, so instead, I am writing this to get my mind off it. Then, I’ll probably watch an episode of The Walking Dead to put the meaning of stress into perspective. Read More

On My Way to Korea: Anticipation Abounds

Baggage—check. Goodbyes—check. Paperwork and passport—check. I got my things in order and now I’m about ready to depart for my travels to Korea!

As I ready myself for this four month-long adventure, I wonder: what is this trip all about and what do I expect from it? I’ll do my best to answer that here in my first blog post. Read More

The Beauty Never Stops in Barcelona

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