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My travels have kept me away…Sorry!!

Time November 6th, 2012 in College Study Abroad | No Comments by

Hello Everyone!

I have not updated everyone in awhile, I am so sorry for that!! Things have been crazy since my last post but I will now update your thoroughly.

Two weeks ago I went to The Lake District in England with IFSA on Adventure Weekend. Let me just explain to you how I fell in love with this place, it is so far away from the city, and there are mountains everywhere, and you don’t have cell reception, and there was nature and lush fall colors everywhere, needless to say it was the perfect getaway! I did not think about Colchester at all really, and if I could have stayed I would have. My recommendation to anyone who is coming to England at any point in their life, go to The Lake District! It is worth the trip. London is great, but it is always hectic. The Lake District is very peaceful, and sometimes that is what you need in a vacation. It is my favorite destination in England next to London.

My second trip, which was a week ago, was to…Warsaw, Poland. I have mixed feelings about Warsaw. The best part about Warsaw is that I met up with Victoria Busse, one of my best friends from school!! She is studying in France and was on Toussaints break and came to travel with me. It was great to see her and made me miss home a little less. Now back to Warsaw. It is not the prettiest place but there are pretty aspects to it. It was cheap which was really nice! The food was good. It snowed which in normal cases would make this Alaskan girl happy, but this time I was not happy to see snow. The wind was piercing so it made the snow hard to appreciate and Alaskans are such warm people, even in winter, the Polish however, are not. The nicest Polish people we encountered were at the hostel and on our walking tour. Finding things in Warsaw was close to impossible because we cannot pronounce anything in Polish. This made our activities limited so we only walked around Old Town, which was very beautiful, and saw The Palace of Culture and Science.

This past weekend we went to Oslo, Norway Andrew Stegman, a friend of mine from Essex and a fellow IFSA participant. This is one of my favorite destinations in the world! I went to Oslo when I was 11 with my dad and I always wanted to go back, so I did. Unknown fact about me: Oslo was actually the first place I ever drove a car and it was a Mercedes…I did not crash it! This time I did not get to drive, but I did get to traipse around downtown Oslo. The only downside to Oslo is how expensive it is to visit there. The exchange rate will fool you into thinking it is cheap, do not buy into the lie because here is a little known fact about Norwegians, they are either very well off or they are not, so unless you have an American Express Black Card or you know a parent with you, shopping, eating, heck staying in Oslo will be very, and I mean VERY, expensive to you. However the experience was worth it. We saw Parliament, City Hall, The Statue Garden, the harbor, The Palace, The Icebar, and The Opera House. All together this was a fabulous trip!

As you can see, I am not just neglecting my readers/watchers. I have been gone and in school when I am at Uni, so I am sorry. This week I am going to a Bluey Robinson concert in London on Thursday staying until Friday, and then to Manchester on Saturday staying until Sunday. I will come back on Monday and update you again, I promise! But until then…

Cheers,

Dominique


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Finally here and semi settled

Time October 12th, 2012 in College Study Abroad | No Comments by

Hello Everyone,

Here is another post for you guys! Things are going well I have big things coming up so I will update you on that soon! Sorry for the sniffling in the post, I’m sorry I just got over a minor sinus infection. And for those of you wondering how my Project333 is going…it’s perfect! Packing light is a must in a country where you have only a wardrobe (what would be a cupboard in the states) as a closet, but I do need one more pair of jeans because one of mine are now too big thanks to walking on all these hills (and by hills I mean mini mountains)! I hope you guys enjoy this update there is more fun stuff to come!!


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Toodles,

Dominique

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Let Me Introduce Myself

Time September 14th, 2012 in College Study Abroad | No Comments by

Hello everyone!!

After what seems like the longest summer of my life, I present you all with my pre-departure blog! I’m so excited to go on this journey and have the opportunity to share it. So please watch and enjoy!

One thing I would like to add is in the video you’ll hear me talk about bringing ONE suitcase. You may ask how I can fit everything I need in one suitcase, my friends are still baffled by this as well, but I am doing Project333. Project333 is a minimalism challenge that only allows 33 pieces of clothing in 3 months!! I am only taking 23 over there initially because I’m bound to find 10 pieces over there that I want. The reason I wanted to share this is because I know when people travel for long amounts of time and only one suitcase, “they think how am I going to pack?” I wanted to see if I could do it so I’ll also keep you updated on how this project works out because where there’s a will there’s a way HA!

Best wishes,

D

(PS. sorry for the glitch in the video…you know, technology isn’t perfect!)


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