Day Thirty Four: Impressions of Salamanca

It didn’t hit me at first—I didn’t instantly fall in love as soon as I arrived. It’s true, this city is a marvel. It’s historic, the buildings are beautiful, and I’ve had good experiences since I first arrived. But I think the lack of grass and trees or anything other than stone (albeit gorgeous stone)…

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One Month Reflection

This has been the most productive lazy day. My intention was mainly to rest, but instead I’ve almost finished Anna Karenina (around thirty pages left), I’ve created a working schedule for the week, budgeted, and planned the rest of my trips for the semester. In about an hour I’m going to go out to watch…

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Day Twenty Eight: Health

Was today a good or a bad day? Why? Well, it certainly wasn’t a bad day, but I should’ve done more with my time to make it better. I had a good class and met a nice girl from Hong Kong, but after that I went to the doctor. More on that below. Then I slept…

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Day Twenty Seven: Thoughts

I’m caught between two equally real but very different feelings. I reminded myself today that this is a study on an aspect of being human, and I want to take “field notes” on this platform of the different thoughts and feelings that happen while traveling. It’s vulnerable, but it’s what I want right now. First,…

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Day Twenty Six: Good Things

You know how sometimes things happen and it just feels like you’re on the right path? Today has been one big blanket of that feeling. I got up this morning to take my second placement test and I scored exactly where I’d like to be. After that, I went shopping for a few things and…

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Day Twenty Five: Long Way Home

Today was a very rough travel day starting at 6am with a walk through cold rain to the train station and then lots of delays and mistakes for over ten hours. It’s okay because it’s all a learning experience and it was nothing other than inconvenient (and it was our fault for not being more…

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