Travel Journals And Articles

  • Bittersweet

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    KrystleOverSees

    by: KrystleOverSees

    created on: Jul 25, 2012 | Barcelona, Spain

                    I have one day left and summer abroad is over. That day is going to be bittersweet. My boyfriend will meet me in Barcelona and together we’ll travel to other countries, but my new friends will go home. I look forward to our last night together, but then again, I don’t because then it would be the end of our lives in our apartment in Barcelona.                 No matter what …

  • Institute for Higher Learning

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    KrystleOverSees

    by: KrystleOverSees

    created on: Jul 25, 2012 | Barcelona, Spain

    I am not a science person, but I do love to visit science museums. People probably wonder how a person who hates science enjoys trips to the science museum. But I think there’s a difference. When I’m in class, I’m forced to try and understand why different chemicals react the way they do or how damage to brain nerves cause different aphasias. But when I’m at a science center, I’m …

  • FC Bar-gone

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    KrystleOverSees

    by: KrystleOverSees

    created on: Jul 25, 2012 | Barcelona, Spain

    Prior to today, I was so excited to visit Camp Nou with my Sports and Society class. So waking up this morning was not a difficult task. I practically jumped out of bed, had my clothes on and was outside the apartments, ready to walk to school before anyone else was up. The metro ride was not bad either, although I did find out that metros and skirts do not …

  • My Girona

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    KrystleOverSees

    by: KrystleOverSees

    created on: Jul 22, 2012 | Barcelona, Spain

    A few weeks ago, BIC took students to visit Girona. Because I went to the running with the Bulls that very same weekend, I completely missed out on the trip. But today, I paid Girona a little visit with my friend, Brendan.                 Once we arrived in Girona, the train station seemed busy, but the streets looked empty. I constantly made jokes that it was due to the fact that Girona …

  • Go Toros!

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    KrystleOverSees

    by: KrystleOverSees

    created on: Jul 22, 2012 | Barcelona, Spain

    Bull fighting is one of the most controversial topics in all of Spain. Luckily, many Catalonians felt that it was inhumane to kill a bull as a form of entertainment. After many years of participating, what does a city do with an unused bull fighting ring?                 Intelligently, they turn it into a museum of course. The old Barcelona bull fighting ring is now the Plaza de Toros monumental de Barcelona. …

  • Trekkies

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    KrystleOverSees

    by: KrystleOverSees

    created on: Jul 21, 2012 | Barcelona, Spain

    I had one of the best days in Barcelona yesterday afternoon. After three weeks of built up anxiousness, my friends and I finally trekked our way to Mount Tibidabo. We first paid a visit to the Catholic Church, the Temple de Sagrat Cor, which overlooks the city of Barcelona. The sun was blaring down quite harshly, but I still managed to enjoy walking up the steps to the second level …

  • The Last Weekend in Barcelona

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    by: ebaker5

    created on: Jul 21, 2012 | Barcelona, Spain

    Hola, Well, like it or not it's my last weekend here in Barcelona. As my time here comes to an end I feel both sad to leave, but also really grateful for the opportunity I had to come. It has been amazing and I think this was the best thing I could have done for myself looking both at it personally and professionally for my future. Being able …

  • Clash of the Titans

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    KrystleOverSees

    by: KrystleOverSees

    created on: Jul 21, 2012 | Barcelona, Spain

    Writing should be natural. The thoughts should flow flawlessly onto my blog, but they don’t. Lately it’s been so troubling. I find myself sitting in front of my computer screen trying to figure out what I want to say about the science museums or visiting Mount Tibidabo and instead I’m looking around my room for something. But I don’t know what that something is. Then it hits me. I realize …

  • I Heart ?

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    KrystleOverSees

    by: KrystleOverSees

    created on: Jul 20, 2012 | Barcelona, Spain

    To say that one city is better than another is definitely debatable. I’ve lived most of my life in San Diego, California, but I would not say that it is better than another. So what happens to my opinion when I cross international waters?                 Barcelona is indeed beautiful. The city has so much to offer in regards to shopping, fantastic panoramic views and amazing food. So naturally, I fell in …

  • Crème de La Crème

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    KrystleOverSees

    by: KrystleOverSees

    created on: Jul 18, 2012 | Barcelona, Spain

     Julia Child once said, “You’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude” when it comes to cooking. Last night, my friends exerted the same kind of attitude towards our cooking workshop at Cook & Taste. I, on the other hand, stayed back and watched the newly crowned chefs create their dishes.                  Walking into the workshop the first thing I notice is the elongated dining bar accented by neatly set plates, spoons, …