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 think you will all be pleased to know I survived Halloween in America. Although, it was a bit touch and go when I decided to go to a haunted house for the first time in my life; Standing outside in the queue was scary enough. The actors deliberately sought...
If I had to choose one thing that I am glad I discovered here, I would say it would be pumpkin. I know that can sound weird but let me explain this to you. Everything began when my roommate Julia, one sunny morning of September, came home with a...
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...
It has officially been one month since I arrived in this beautiful country, and it has been a month well spent. I truly love everything about this place. Ireland has been friendly, fun and has treated me very well. Although the classes are now in full swing, I am excited...
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...
The University of Limerick is settled along the west coast of Ireland, right alongside the Shannon River. Located only 15 minutes from the center of Limerick City, UL is the definition of Ireland, from the lush green landscape, to a distant view of the Forgotten Castle. It was only natural...
So here I am, sitting in the Cigar office and trying to write my first article. My name is Pascale, I’m from France and I have the heavy task of replacing Ellen for the international student column. Here is the thing- Ellen was one of my closest friends from...
The hour-long bus ride and the two-hour train journey I took this weekend to Boston was perhaps the most tedious traveling experience of my life, although it was totally worth it. Boston is a wonderful city - Congratulations, America. You have managed to impress me, and no, I’m not...
Barcelona lies on the Northern coast of Spain, not far from the border of France. It is a combination of mountains and sea, facing the Mediterranean on the Iberian Peninsula with the Pyrenees Mountains at its back. Barcelona is the capital of the community of Catalunya, which is marked...

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