On the top of the mountain of Montserrat, it smells like rosemary. The sun is shining and it feels nice to breathe something in other than cigarette smoke and diesel. Sometimes you just need to climb a mountain. Living in the city is exciting, however lately I’ve been missing...
There are moments or days while traveling that make it all worth it. When you’re tired and far from home and you don’t know how many miles you’ve walked anymore, that’s when the magic suddenly happens. Paris gave me that- a whole three days that were so perfect it...
It is September 11  and I’ve ended up at Avinguda Diagonal, one of the main streets in Barcelona, half by accident and half out of curiosity.  A few minutes earlier, I was looking down from my apartment window three stories up, and I saw what seemed like the whole...
I was sitting in my room as I wrote this, when all of a sudden everything exploded with noise. I heard my host mom running around the kitchen as she called my name, and when I came out, completely confused, she was leaning out the open window banging a...
The barren Spanish countryside passes by my window on one side, and outside the other the rising sun glistens off of the Mediterranean Sea. Having the freedom to wake up and take a train to almost anywhere is one of the best feelings in the world. If I had...
The view from the top of the Museu National d’art de Catalunya , once a palace, is the best in the city. It stands on one end of the city on the mountain of Monjuïc, where you can see all the way across to Mount Tibidabo and to its...
This past week has been by far my favorite since I got to Ireland, since my family was able to join me for ten days. They landed in Ireland the day before St. Patrick’s Day, perfect timing and immediately fell in love just like I did. I was lucky enough...
Here I am, the end of my American journey is near. In three months, I will be home in France. It is really strange  to think about this; I am used to my life in Rhode Island now. For eight months I have been climbing the University of Rhode...
So, as I told you two weeks ago, for my spring break I was heading south, but not as south as most of you. Just a three and a half drive from Providence to New York City. For every European, NYC is a dream. In our imagination, this is the...
Technology dislikes me. I don’t know what I have done to offend the electrical appliances of planet earth, but something must have happened for them to all decide to congregate together in a universal crusade against me. A week before I left for America my laptop died a gory death...

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