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...
Photo courtesy of Zoe Comingore Zoe Comingore, a recent graduate from the University of Rhode Island, clarified what life in the real world can be like. Comingore transferred to URI after her first-year, graduated with an undergraduate degree in writing and rhetoric and Spanish. The writing and rhetoric program drew...
Over the past few weeks I have been lucky enough to explore not only parts of Ireland, but also an amazing part of Europe. When I finalized studying abroad, there was one place on my list that I knew I had to go, Amsterdam. A few weekends ago I took...

How to make it in America

Since arriving in America I have been changed. Not for the better. Something in the water or the air has significantly interfered with my ability to look after myself. I’ve been here for almost a month now and I haven’t died so I’m doing okay in the key areas...
Putting aside the frankly horrible history behind Thanksgiving, it is a really cute little holiday. I have never celebrated Thanksgiving, (mainly as I have absolutely no reason to) so I was pretty excited to see what it was like. I was also utterly overjoyed to have the chance to escape...
For thirty seconds I let go of every inhibition and danced. Before I knew what I was doing, I grabbed the outstretched hand in front of me and I was pulled into the middle of the dance floor to flamenco in front of at least 50 people. Flamenco is one...
I didn’t think I was a particularly patriotic person, but America is defiantly bringing it out in me. Its nearly been two months since I was last on my slightly dysfunctional island of Britain, and I can really feel the withdrawal symptoms kicking in. The American’s love of their flag,...
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...
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...
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...