As The Leaves Turn

Hi Blog, It’s been a minute since my last post and that is for many reasons. Chicago has been very busy and hectic. I no longer feel like a tourist and I’m no longer scared of the CTA. These past few weeks I have really settle in my internship. I have great experiences with the …

Chicago the City that NEVER Sleeps

Hey Everyone! It’s been a minute, this week has been fairly busy for me! I’ve experienced so much since the last blog. From the crazy busy red line to the chill blue line my work days have been amazing. I’ve been video editing for INDIRAP Productions and it has been a journey! This past week …

It’s Just the Beginning

On the morning of orientation, I woke up early to the sound of my alarm. Somehow, I managed to crawl out from under my fort of blankets and begin my morning routine. The apartment was quiet as I made my way to the kitchen. I scrambled up some eggs and oatmeal for breakfast and then …

Last First Day

Chicago 08/22/2022 My life in the big city of Chicago has official begun. I moved into a studio apartment with an amazing view. I mean come on, look at that. After a long day of moving, I was off to the start of exploring the city. Orientation week was LONG but amazing. As I enter …

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 …

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 …

The Last Weekend

Well, this will be my last blog physically in Chicago, and my second to last blog for the semester. It really does not feel like it is coming to an end, but I am excited to see what the next chapter of my life will bring for me. This week has focused on further wrapping …

Best Part of the Day

Spanish word of the day: merienda Translation: snack…but that doesn’t do it justice. Merienda is one of the best parts of the day. While it’s not an “official” meal, it is common practice to have a snack and a drink around four or five in the afternoon. Sweets are definitely the most popular during merienda. …

An Eventful Week

I am currently writing this blog in my bedroom at home in Holland, and it feels so strange. This is the last time that I will be sitting here until I’m officially moved back home in three short weeks, but I think I’m ready for it. Chicago has provided me with so much insight into …

Family Time

It was a good week. My family came to visit me over the weekend on their spring break, and it was the first time I got to see them in awhile. One of the hardest things for me to adjust to since moving to the city has been not seeing my family everyday, so it …