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Das Ende

Das Ende

Aleida Fernandez May 17, 2014

It's really over. I leave Vienna tomorrow. I arrived in Vienna with high expectations. I had heard so many great things about the city, study abroad, etc. that I figured I would be in Austrian heaven...

The Berlin Cathedral and the TV Tower perfectly encapsulating Berlins historical conflict with Church and State.

Discovering How to Travel Alone

Aleida Fernandez April 29, 2014

When you travel alone there is a definite fear that you'll be lonely. With just your thoughts as company in a strange, new city it's hard to imagine having a good time without someone to share it with....

A rainbow by the big waterfall

Revisiting the Outdoors

Aleida Fernandez April 1, 2014

Before I studied abroad I never realized how much I like - and take for granted - the outdoors. I would never describe myself as an "outdoorsman," but parks, yards, hikes and just general "being outside"...

A birds eye view of Copenhagen from the Round Tower.

Getting in Touch with my Other Heritage

Aleida Fernandez March 12, 2014

Growing up I have always been identified - and truthfully, often have identified myself - as Cuban. I am one half Cuban from my dad's side, and from that half I inherited my outward appearance: olive...

My friends and I out on a night on the town.

Keeping Up With My Trash TV Obsession

Aleida Fernandez March 10, 2014

People who know me, know I love trash TV. There is nothing like sitting down and watching an episode or two (or three) of "The Mindy Project," "The Bachelor/ette," or - my guiltiest obsession - "Dance...

One of the funky statues in Old Town.

Sticker Shock

Aleida Fernandez February 27, 2014

Today I looked at the Twenty Most Expensive Cities in the World. Two of the cities on the list I will be traveling to for Spring Break: London, the number one most expensive city, and Stockholm, Sweden,...

A canal in Venice.

The Importance of Traveling with Like-Minded People

Aleida Fernandez February 10, 2014

My week-long trip to Italy started out as a disaster. Not only was our train to Florence canceled two times due to snow, but our first encounter with staff from the Austrian train company, Ã–BB, left...

My friend and I in the Jazz Room.

You Only Ball Once

Aleida Fernandez January 31, 2014

It's ball season in Vienna. During January and February many Viennese - and tourists - don their best evening attire and dance the night away at a beautiful location until the wee hours of the morning....

The Belvedere on a particularly foggy day in Vienna.

The Shock of Culture Shock

Aleida Fernandez January 24, 2014

Culture shock (n). the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country, a move between social environments, or simply...

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