Aside: SO sorry for the delay in this post! I’m currently back Stateside, and the jetlag recovery has been, well, a doozy. Between being sick and handling all of my responsibilities at home, I haven’t had much time to write. Also, sadly enough, none of my photos will upload to WordPress, but I've uploaded them … Continue reading Days 64-69: London – Look Left, Look Right, Look Down
This week was the last week of scheduled classes, and the last full weekend for travel. As I reflect on my summer, I realize just how lucky I am to be here. I’ll be twenty-one years old and have been to twenty-two different countries in my life. I find this very humbling, since some people … Continue reading Days 58-62: Peacocks and Portals to Peruse through Prague
If there is one thing I could say for certain, it’s that the people in Lisbon, Portugal are some of the friendliest people I’ve encountered. It wasn’t uncommon for someone you casually meet to offer you a free meal, give you their contact information if you need a ride, restaurant suggestions, a million dollars in … Continue reading Days 52-56: If You Ever Need Anything, You’ll Find It in Lisbon
Ah, the Dog Days of summer. If you haven’t experienced ninety-degree weather without air conditioning, then you haven’t truly lived in Europe during the summer. In all honesty, it hasn’t been that bad. Synthesis laboratory gets quite warm; however, our students prove to be quite creative when it comes to staying cool. Additionally, this was … Continue reading Days 41-46: Praline Tarts, Protons, and Thirty-Five Kilometers of Cycling
Yes, it might be nice to be a jelly doughnut. Or a chocolate beignet; you know, the ones they sell in the cafeteria we eat at after class…Whether a pastry or a person from Berlin, I would be exceptionally proud to be from this historical city. It possesses a rich culture and sense of pride … Continue reading Days 37-40: Ich Bin ein Berliner!