CLADDAGH COFFEE

It’s a bright Friday morning downtown St. Paul. Per usual, I’m sitting in a coffee shop. Sipping on a delicious caffeinated beverage. People watching whenever I encounter writers block. Which is every so often. Or more often than not. Nevertheless.  Today’s coffee shop adventure is Claddagh Coffee, an Irish inspired cafe in the skirts of…

It’s me, Emma

Hiya. Yes, it’s been a while. But I am back. You last heard from me well over 4 months ago, leaving Europe I do believe. So many memories and travels. I miss it all much. But for now I’m back in the U.S. Back to the American way of life. Back at the University of…

Dancing in the Streets

Ed Sheeran is the most adorable Ginger of all time. Now that that’s out of the way, one of my favorite albums of his is Divide. And my favorite song from that album is called “Barcelona”. It’ll make sense in a minute. Upon leaving Greece a few days ago, after I finished my semester at…

Change, Not the Money Kind

Many of you who know me are aware that I like change. Some may say I thrive on it. It’s not that I’m uncommitted, but I am simply someone who loves change, whether it’s personal, physical, or mental. The physical change is pretty obvious with my hair choices…  I like to think that change is good…

To My Roommate

Celina. It’s hard to imagine not knowing each other before meeting half way across the world in a place neither of us had been prior. I still remember the first time I walked into our shared room because all I could think about was how thankful I was you seemed normal. Well, somewhat. Because 5…

Family Time

Better late than never. Early November was a busy few weeks. I was traveling every weekend, mid-terms were in full swing, and I had a couple of special visitors. For those of you who didn’t know… My mom and older sister traveled to Greece for a visit! While they were here, we did the typical…

Life Update?

The last several, okay pretty much all, of my blog posts have been about trips, adventures, and experiences. So I thought this would be a good time for a quick life update. How I’m actually doing one could say. Well, that’s kind of a hard one. Starting out, I had no idea what it would…

Thanksgiving Travel: Part 3

This is the last part of my trip, I promise.  Saturday morning, November 25th, I woke up bright and early. There’s nothing better than rising with the sun while traveling, there’s so much to do and see.  Not that I could sleep in if I tried.  The Airbnb I stayed at was located in a…

Thanksgiving Travel: Part 2

I believe I left off last departing the Roma Termini station, so that’s where we’ll pick up. The train to Florence took just under 2 hours and I’m sure it would have been beautiful, but it was so hazy I couldn’t see out of the window for most of it. But that gave me time…

Thanksgiving Travel: Part 1

They celebrate Thanksgiving in Greece? Yes, they do. The “American” College of Greece adopts quite a few American holidays. Like Thanksgiving and… that’s the only one. But if it makes us feel more at home, they’re doing a great job. Because of this break last weekend, I spent 4 days solo-traveling around Italia. My trip consisted of flying…

On the Rhodes Again

Side Note: This post was written last Sunday. Just getting around to finishing it now. Whoops. 🙂  It’s Sunday evening here in Greece and I’m currently sitting (in a middle seat) on an airplane flying back to Athens. Listening to Christmas music I might add. ‘Tis the season.  So I’ve flown 4 times in the…

Island Time

A couple weeks ago (or should I say months ago) was a full day adventure on the Greek Island, Hydra. It was late September I do believe. The study abroad program at ACG plans four excursions throughout the semester. Hydra was our second ‘lil day trip. After a hour bus ride to the port of Piraeus…