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Returning from Singapore

Returning from Singapore

It’s hard to believe how fast five months in Singapore flew by! Some of my best memories from studying abroad were when I took some extra risks. For example, I had always planned to...

40 Shades of Green

40 Shades of Green

The very first overwhelming difference between Ireland and home was just how GREEN everything is. Watching out of the airplane’s window, I was entranced before we even touched the ground. I had heard the...

Adjusting to Australia

Adjusting to Australia

Overall, my first impressions of my arrival in Australia were great. While it was a bit rough the first day after not sleeping, I still had a great time on our initial tour of...

A Country Beyond Expectations

A Country Beyond Expectations

  Flying through the clouds during the break of dawn, I saw a city glistening with golden sunshine. A flight full of Australians with smiles and laughter was only the beginning of my journey....

The Man-Made and Natural Beauty of Sydney

The Man-Made and Natural Beauty of Sydney

When I first arrived in Sydney, the city shattered many of my pre-set expectations. Most cities I often visit, such as New York and Washington DC, have many artificial attractions such as beautiful monuments...

Irish Adventures

It’s been a little over three weeks since I first arrived in Ireland, and I couldn’t have imagined having a better time. When I first arrived in Dublin, my initial reaction was that my...

Mia in Hong Kong — Arrival!

It has been one week since I arrived in Hong Kong. I traveled to Hong Kong three times before for delicious local food, beautiful sightseeing, shopping, and Disneyland—my favorite thing here. All my memories of...

Escaping to heaven

Escaping to heaven

Months of preparation had finally led me to the moment I had been waiting for. I was rested upon arrival, and excited to see my accommodation. I scrambled around the airport to find a...

A Lion City Full of Many Wonders

A Lion City Full of Many Wonders

Prior to leaving for Singapore, I was nervous about being so far away from home. I wasn’t sure if I could adapt to the tight culture and whether I could manage eating the local...