Chau, Hasta Luego

Spanish word of the day: Chau, hasta luego Translation: Goodbye, see you later With finals done and my departure coming up, I’ve been crossing final things off my bucket list and reflecting on my time here. So, for my last blog post, I leave you with this: 10 reasons I recommend Buenos Aires and Argentina …

The Theatre, the Theatre

Spanish word of the day: la sinfonía Translation: the symphony Teatro Colón is one of the most well established theatres in Argentina. It’s also known as one of the best lyrical theatres in the world, as it is renown for it’s operas. COVID temporarily shut down the guided tours, but luckily, they just opened up …

River Deep, Mountain High

Spanish word of the day: montañas Translation: mountains El Parque Nacional de Los Alerces is one of the most beautiful places I have been while staying here. It’s in the Patagonia region of Argentina, along the Andes mountains. The national park has many amazing views, snow-covered mountains, glaciers, and crystal clear rivers and lakes. It’s …

Bariloche

Bariloche is one of the main tourist towns in Argentina. It’s a major skiing town with breathtaking hikes and views. Best known for it’s craft beer, chocolate, and architecture, it’s often referred to as the Switzerland of Argentina. However, this claim, while not entirely false, is very misleading. Bariloche is also home to many communities …

Cinema, Cinema, Cinema

Play ‘Cinema’ by CIX. A well-known fact about me: I love to watch foreign TV and film. Bong Joon Ho, the director and writer of many critically-acclaimed films including Parasite (2019), said it best as he accepted the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2020: “Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will …

Closing A Chapter

Well, this is the end of this journey. Once again, I am so thankful to have had this opportunity and will be forever changed by it. I spent much of this past week wrapping up final projects both within my classes and at my internship, and it was very bittersweet. It was really weird to …

falling in love with the real Holland

As a Hope girl, I felt like visiting the real Holland was almost obligatory when I live only a couple hours away from there. With two of my American friends from Trinity, I spent 3 days in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Every time I visit a place in Europe, I seem to have this problem where I …

Swingin’ by the Carnaval de Nantes

A few weeks ago the wide gravel path beside the Cathédral Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes was filled with colorful swings and churros smothered in whipped cream for the Carnaval de Nantes, one of the oldest and largest festivals in France.  Carnival lights outline the sharp edges of the cathedral in blues, reds, and greens every night …

Kerry: the must-see place in Ireland

It’s been a while since I last updated my blog page. To those of you who were waiting for my posts (if there are any), my apologies! Schoolwork piled up in the blink of an eye and I have been basically living in the school library trying to get them done. About 2 weeks ago, …

Let’s talk about your profs abroad

Let me summarize this article for you real quick: some professors are awesome and others… Not so much. It’s a fact of life and it’s a given in college. You’ll gel with some, and might lose sleep over others. It’s not rocket science, and it’s not a slight to any of my professors that I’ve …