So my final trip during my exchange was with my sister to Paris and Rome! We spent two days in Paris which were unfortunately quite rainy and foggy. Our first day there we saw the Eiffel Tower and the Arc du Triomphe. I wasn’t too smart while packing and wore mesh shoes that the rain […]
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I KNOW! How shocking it is that I’ve posted yet again this quickly! Truthfully, since I have another trip coming up in a week’s time, I’d like to get all of these memories out here so that when I’m back I can update in a more regular fashion. So let’s get started on some sweet […]
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So I know I have been terrible at keeping up with this blog, but work and the gym have been keeping me busy (and tired)! I’m at one year since I completed my exchange journey and going through photos and video clips (courtesy of Facebook Memories) is even more bittersweet now. I temporarily satisfied […]
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Sooooo I slacked with posting here, didn’t I? I’m sorry! Not trying to make excuses but the last few weeks have been a whirlwind, but haven’t been at the same time. So I’ll give you guys the first (and biggest) update: your girl is finally employed! Yes, yes, it’s about time, isn’t it? Since I […]
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From January to June of this year I had the amazing opportunity to do a study abroad term in Istanbul, Turkey. Those 4.5 months will have a post of their own, but while I was there I also had a golden chance to see Egypt!
I went through a private tour agency, and was able to see Cairo, Memphis, Alexandria and the St. Catherine/Dahab area!
In Cairo we stayed in a gorgeous hotel where the pyramids were basically in the backyard. Our first day we obviously spent time at the pyramids, saw the Sphinx and were able to travel to the neighbouring city of Memphis where we saw a museum as well as go inside a small pyramid! Later that night we enjoyed a dinner on a cruise boat that went down the Nile, with bellydancing and a whirling dervish as entertainment.On our second day we went to the Museum of Cairo, after which we went on to see an old church, synagogue and mosque, and then at night, a sound and light show at the pyramids.
Our third day we spent making a small road trip to Alexandria, where we saw catacombs, ruins, as well as the new Library of Alexandria. After that we went on to a lovely hotel in Dahab, where we relaxed before making our way to St. Catherine’s where Mount Sinai is. There we did a midnight hike up the mountain with the help of a Bedouin guide, making it to the top just in time to see the beautiful sunrise coming up over the misty mountains. We made our way back down, had a quick tour of the St. Catherine monastery, before going back to rest up and enjoy more of Dahab (which I absolutely fell in love with, and can’t wait to go back to).
Fortunately my travels didn’t stop there. As soon as we returned to Cairo from Dahab we made our way straight to Athens, Greece! I’ll have a separate post for my experiences there; until then take a look at my vlog for Egypt!
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Since I’ve been home I’ve found myself to have a ton of free time, and not enough productive activities to fill it with. After giving myself a huge mental push, I finally joined the gym about a month and a half ago! Through university it was actually easier for me to maintain some kind of […]
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So I completed my degree back in June of this year. I officially got to walk across the stage this past October and finally convocated. Since I returned from my exchange trip 6 months ago I have been job hunting. Let me tell you. Let. Me. Tell. You. The struggle out here, it’s very real. I […]
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