Study Abroad

Eiffel Tower (Paris, Day 3)

Despite the cool weather and ominous skies, I got up early and arrived at the Eiffel Tower not long after they opened. There were three guys in military uniforms carrying machine guns around down the street from the tower, which freaked me out, although they didn’t look as serious as the riot control police in Frankfurt. The line wasn’t too bad, since I guess the weather scared people off. By the time (more…)

Temple to the Sun King (Paris, Day 2)

I tried to get up early to go to Versailles, but I was pretty tired from not getting enough sleep lately and then lugging my luggage (ha ha) all over the place. As it was, I did manage to wake up around when I planned to, but I was slow about getting moving and it was about 10 when I got to Versailles. I thought the line was long then, until I was leaving in the afternoon and saw the line was about three times as long… (more…)

A very relevant song by The Wise Guys

Unless something goes disasterously wrong, my overnight train will be pulling out of the station as WordPress automatically posts this entry. To all the wonderful people I’m leaving behind here: I will miss you so much. I enjoyed everything I did with each of you. I promise I will come back, it will only take time. Send me (more…)


Went to Berlin today for my required visit. I missed my first train and had to come back an hour and a half later to catch the next one, and by about 3pm I was pretty tired out with the beginnings of a headache, so the visit wasn’t spectacular. I was missing my tour guide to give native German insights. (more…)