Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Home Sweet Home.

I'm now home from my adventures in Europe. It honestly feels like I've woken up from a wonderful dream. I had such an amazing experience. I met so many different people from all different walks of life. The architecture and scenery that I witnessed was inexplicably spectacular.

I will never forget the friends that I've made, and I certainly will put in effort to visit them after I graduate. I have also encouraged them to visit me, as I've realized that the US is a completely different world than Europe. I now truly appreciate that there is no place like home. However, I have acquired a strong desire to travel more. Who knows where to next? Maybe California...I think I need to explore my own country more.

I would encourage any student that has the opportunity to travel abroad to do so. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. The learning experience is unbelievably valuable. There is so much world out there to see, and so many different cultures to experience. Trust me, you will learn things that you never expected to learn. Studying abroad has had a huge impact on my life. I have a different view on life now that I've seen so many diverse cultures. Thank you for reading my blogs.

Standing on Hadrian's Wall in England, I felt like I could see the world.


Czech Republic!

Czech Republic was the most Eastern European country that I visited. The culture difference was obvious from that of Western Europe. I loved Prague, and I enjoyed the small town of Brno where I met some very nice people. I traveled with my American friend that was born in Slovakia. Therefore, she was fluent in Czech and Slovak, which was extremely helpful. She had friends that we stayed with. It was a great opportunity to really become emersed in the Czech culture.

I don't have many pictures of Czech Republic, as my phone was stolen during our trip. It was sad to lose all my pictures, but I am glad that I had already uploaded the most important ones. Besides, I will always have the memories from my travels. We had a truly amazing trip in Czech Republic which was my last trip in Europe. I visited London on my way to and from Czech Republic with connecting travels. It was sad when I realized that the next time I would be going to London was to go home.

I spent a few days with the friends that I made in Newcastle, and then I head back to the states.

The architecture in Prague was amazing.

We found the Lennon wall, so of course we had to take jumping pictures!
I want to revisit Eastern Europe again some day and visit my Czech friends. I would also love to see Vienna and Germany!



Ireland was really beautiful, and the few days that I spent there with my roommates were extremely enjoyable. I was slightly shocked with the fact that the weather in Ireland was even less predictable than the weather in England. I didn't know that it could possibly rain more somewhere other than England. We stayed in Dublin, but visited the East and West Coasts. They were some of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

Galway, Ireland was a beautiful area.

My roomates and I had fun touring the Guinness factory.

The east coast of Ireland had amazing views.

The Cliffs of Mohr were breathtaking.

I was amazed with how clear the water was on the coast.

St. Patrick's Cathedral was gorgeous.

Someday when I go back to Ireland, perhaps the weather will be more pleasant. I will never forget the incredible views and the lovely Irish bar culture.