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Das Ende

Das Ende
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...

Revisiting the Outdoors

A rainbow by the big waterfall
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"...

Getting in Touch with my Other Heritage

A bird's eye view of Copenhagen from the Round Tower.
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...

Keeping Up With My Trash TV Obsession

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

Sticker Shock

One of the funky statues in Old Town.
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,...

You Only Ball Once

My friend and I in the Jazz Room.
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 Shock of Culture Shock

The Belvedere on a particularly foggy day in Vienna.
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...

What I Ate Abroad: Vienna

What I Ate Abroad: Vienna
December 9, 2013

When compared to the rich Middle-Eastern lamb kebab stands that crowd the streets of Vienna, the creamy Italian food that lies just over the border, or the delicate French cuisine located only a few hours...

Wien, Berlin and Thanksgiving abroad

November 27, 2012

Hallo! The month of November has been a very full one. At the beginning of the month, I had a wonderful visit from two Whittie friends, both of whom recently graduated and are now living abroad. For...

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