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Double Trip: Prague & Dublin

Written by Miguel Sabol
Date 01/27/2019 - 11:11pm
My next round of flights are probably given away by the title of this blog post, so I figure I can just cut to the chase here. Once again, I used the advantage of Europe being so packed together and relatively close to spend a week of my winter break exploring some new cities: Prague and Dublin...

Vacaciones de Navidad

Written by Miguel Sabol
Date 01/25/2019 - 11:57am
Wow, this blog is coming a little bit late. Technically, I am still on Christmas break, so it’s not late in that regard, but it has been almost a month since Christmas and we are already on the way out with January, so it seems a little bit late for me.  Yes, you heard me right, in Spain we are...


Written by Miguel Sabol
Date 01/11/2019 - 2:58pm
Is there a better way to relax after a long semester than to juggle airport security, transportation, bags, and check-ins? Not in a million years, those are the best. (Disclaimer: This is a joke.) Hungarian Parliament building But that is what I decided to do, and so a month ago I scheduled a...

End of the Semester!!!

Written by Miguel Sabol
Date 12/26/2018 - 12:58pm
Well folks, that’s a wrap. (On that semester, not really on anything else. I will be back next semester…and later with another blog).  La Puerta de Sol, Madrid An interesting fact about the Spanish education system is that the exams for the fall semester for Spanish, year-long, and Erasmus...

Japanese Culture Event! =D

Written by Isaac M.
Date 12/10/2018 - 12:46pm
Hey everyone! The past two weeks have been so much fun, and educational at the same time. So first the educational stuff. For my history class I was assigned to visit a temple and do a report on it. This temple was called the Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple and the history on it was interesting in terms...

I got a pocket, got a pocket full of sunshine… Actually they’re just my Vitamin D pills…

Written by Zoe C.
Date 12/03/2018 - 11:17am
It would be impossible to come from anywhere in the US (except Alaska) to northern Europe and not notice that you’ve been robbed of daylight. Gradually all of a sudden I started going to class just as it was getting light (around 9) and leaving just as dusk was falling (3:30ish — or 15:30 as we...

Little weekend Getaways

Written by Yoko K.
Date 12/03/2018 - 11:17am
Now that I am down to my last week here in Amrita University, I have been pretty busy with all my classes and the research project I have been working on. It’s the end of November and it continues to be 90 degrees with endless sunshine. Therefore, it was necessary for me to take advantage of this...

Some Thanksgiving time thoughts…

Written by Miguel Sabol
Date 11/28/2018 - 4:00pm
One of the interesting things that you learn when traveling abroad is that your sense of time gets screwed to all heck. Time goes slow, then it goes fast, then you wake up at 3pm, then you are waking up at 5am to catch a flight, and suddenly it’s 8pm on the day that is Thanksgiving in the USA, but...

Tokyo Skytree and Pokemon Center =D

Written by Isaac M.
Date 11/28/2018 - 3:59pm
Hey everyone, hope you all are doing well. So, these past few weeks have been fun, but I have mainly studied because we just had midterms here at Meiji Gakuin. However, I still managed to go out and explore a bit.  I also finally got to live out a childhood dream of mine and visit a Pokémon center...

Some things about St. Petersburg

Written by Zoe C.
Date 11/12/2018 - 1:50pm
If someone had told me one year ago that I would be in St. Petersburg today, I would’ve been hard pressed to believe them. Without considering the convoluted relationship between the US and Russia (especially currently) logistically, traveling to Russia is complicated to say the least. My grandma...