Exploring Scotland

People need to appreciate Scotland more. Europe is so packed with different cultures and geographies that more popular destinations tend to overshadow some amazing parts of the continent. Though Edinburgh is a relatively well-known city, London and Dublin often steal the spotlight when people consider traveling to the British Isles. Also, while the Alps are …

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Searching For Grass in a World of Concrete

London is famous for many things: rich history, lively pubs, popular landmarks, thriving theater scene, unfriendly people dressed in black that commute for hours every day to enjoy a long day of overwork, bland food, and miserable weather, to name a few. But stereotypes and news headlines often overshadow one of London's greatest features: its …

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Conquering England’s Lake District

This weekend I hiked in the Lake District. In other words, I murdered my muscles, froze my body, endangered my life a few times, tested my limits, and gained an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. I will recap this adventure in narrative form, so read on for the story of 20 study abroad students and two …

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London’s Three Most Colorful Corners

Many people associate big cities with industrialization, intimidation, and grayscale colors. With the smoky gray exhaust emitted from cars and buses, the simple brown bricks of housing complexes, the sturdy black cement of the extensive road network, and the stormy gray clouds that linger over the city most days, one can easily perceive London as …

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The Wonders of Tea: London Edition

Appreciating the tea culture while living in London, England. One of my very first blog posts  was The Wonder of Tea, where I expressed my undying love for the numerous flavors, health benefits, and feelings of happiness associated with the popular beverage. I have decided to remix that post and write about tea once again, …

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