Jelling, Denmark

For day two in Denmark (Friday), Louise, Eva, and I did a half day trip to Jelling to learn about the Vikings! We stopped first at Jelling Church which dates back to 1100. Outside the church, two different Viking rune stones are displayed. I found the Danish cemetery to be very interesting (no surprise). Hedges … Continue reading Jelling, Denmark

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Aahurs, Denmark

For my first full day in Denmark (last Thursday), Louise, her 8-month old daughter, and I took a day trip to Aahurs, Denmark! Back in her undergraduate days, Louise called Aahurs home. As a result, she took me to all of her favorite places in the city and reminisced while we spent the day there. … Continue reading Aahurs, Denmark

The 2.5 Week Adventure Begins!

On Wednesday, I said a “see you later” to Harlaxton manor and my friends following my final British Studies exam. Alexa, my roommate, and I had a mini photo shoot before I hopped on the shuttle to head to Stansted airport to kick-off my 2.5 adventure to Denmark, Italy, and Slovenia! Roomie pic: me and … Continue reading The 2.5 Week Adventure Begins!

Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey: An Easter Day Trip

Are there any Downton Abbey fans out there reading this post? I watched Downton Abbey a couple of years ago after my mom highly recommended watching the series. After the first episode, I was hooked and promptly binge watched all six seasons in 2.5 weeks. Mind you, each episode is around an hour long...how embarrassing! … Continue reading Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey: An Easter Day Trip

London, England: Days 1, 2, & 3

Hello and happy Monday! Last weekend, I FINALLY went and explored London! For my British Studies course, all Harlaxton students had to go to London for another mandatory field trip. Since the field trip would occur on a Friday, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to see the capital of England. After I … Continue reading London, England: Days 1, 2, & 3

Barcelona, Spain: Day 2

Day 2 in Spain began with Tenshi and I heading to Park Güell at 7:00 am to meet our 8:00 am ticket time slot! We hopped on the metro and hiked up to the park only to find out that admission to the park is free before 8:00 am...so, if you plan to visit Barcelona … Continue reading Barcelona, Spain: Day 2

Barcelona, Spain: Day 1

Hello and happy Monday! Today I am recapping my last out of country weekend for a couple of weeks. Fear not, I have some in-country trips planned! Now, I really had no intention of going to Spain at all this semester. This is not because I did not want to go to Spain (I am … Continue reading Barcelona, Spain: Day 1

Porto, Portugal: Day 3

My last day in Porto began with visiting two local markets! The first market had more homemade items like earrings, necklaces, and art prints, while the second market had antique goods. On our way to market #2, Miriam and I passed by the outside of Steak n' Shake. Isn't the exterior beautiful? Who knew Steak … Continue reading Porto, Portugal: Day 3

Porto, Portugal: Day 2

With sunshine and blue skies, Miriam and I decided Friday would be beach day in Porto! We hopped on the tram and took it all the way to the end of the blue line to see Senhor de Matosinhos. Outside of the church was a beautiful courtyard with trees and flowers. Similar to Igreja dos … Continue reading Porto, Portugal: Day 2

Porto, Portugal: Day 1

Last Wednesday after British Studies, my friend Miriam and I caught four different trains to the airport to fly to Porto, Portugal, for our second and final long weekend of the semester. Miriam and I on train number two? Three? I can't remember! Originally, I had thought about traveling to Bratislava, Slovakia, and Vienna, Austria, … Continue reading Porto, Portugal: Day 1