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…

Marble & Mountains

I feel like a majority of my blog posts begin with a bus ride, or other form of transportation. That’s how you get places I guess. Today was our fourth and final ACG study abroad excursion. It’s crazy to think how my time here is flying by. Only a few weeks to go! For our…

Bulgarian Hospitality

It’s me, your typical study abroad student, with another blog post about my adventures. I know it’s been a while since my last update… But you can’t blame me for being busy exploring the world. This time, as you can probably tell from the title, I traveled to Bulgaria. If I had to summarize the…

Călătorii în România

This past weekend was spent traveling around Romania with my friends, Dima and Logan. It was our first time out of Greece since arriving in September. Shoutout to multi-entry student visas. We flew from Athens to Bucharest on Friday, spent Saturday traveling to and from Brasov, Sunday exploring the old city and then a flight back…

Bus Stops & Low Battery

Last Sunday was the third ACG Study Abroad Excursion. I, and about 55 other students, made the trek by coach bus across southern Greece to a city named Nafplio. Sounds just like it’s spelled. Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of…

Long-Expected Visitors

Do you have a grandparents that will travel halfway across the world for a quick visit? Didn’t think so. Here’s a quick backstory. A couple weeks after I received my acceptance letter to study abroad at the American College of Greece, I also found out my grandpa and Renee would be in Europe around the…

Twenty-One & Oh So Much Fun

Eínai ta genéthliá mou! It’s official. I am 21 years-old and I… Like every other year. … don’t feel a tad bit different. Even still, thanks to some pretty amazing friends, my birthday was a memorable day. Memorable in a good way, don’t worry. In case you weren’t around to help celebrate, I’d be happy to…

Apartment Living

Thought I’d give you all an update on where I’m living this semester. Not that any of you care besides my mom. But the location of our apartment is fantastic. It’s a short walk into downtown Agia Paraskevi (a suburb of Athens) where we do our grocery shopping, lunch dates with friends, nights out, and coffee…

What a Year it’s Been

One week until my 21st year of life comes to an end and my 22nd year of life begins. Wow. What a year. I thought I’d start this blog post off with a few highlights from the past 12 months. 1. Being a Resident Advisor at UW-Stout 2. Attending the CMAA World Conference in Orlando, FL…