Archive | March, 2013

Hasta Luego España!

23 Mar

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I’m officially all packed and ready for my spring break adventure! I have just successfully fit my life into my hiking backpack with room to spare and cannot wait to leave tomorrow morning bright and early. First stop is Malaga, Spain for the day/night and then it’s off to Paris Monday. Tuesday we plan on packing in every tourist thing physically possible and Wednesday it’s Versailles! By Thursday we will be off to Dublin and have the day to explore. Friday we’re going on a tour of Cork and Blarney castle (where I do plan on kissing the Blarney stone). I’ll have plenty of stories for the blog when I return!

Hasta luego Spain!

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A Day in the Life of Meg

22 Mar

Hi friends and family! Right now I have a few days in between finishing of my midterms and going off on my next adventure to Malaga, Paris, and Dublin. I’m beyond excited but you will hear all about those trips when I return next week. For now I thought I would show you what a day in the life of Meg in Spain consists of. It’s usually pretty exhausting and difficult to handle at times.

After I’m up and ready I begin my day with a few minutes of checking myself out in the mirror

 

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I wander around the house for a bit and usually I alert the world what I’m doing on facebook.

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When I feel as though I’ve wasted enough time at home I finally leave for class and school looks like this.

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After I’m done with that class I occasionally stop at the post office to mail a post card or two.

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Then I relax and hangout at cafes which usually includes cafe con leche, tostadas, fresh orange juice, tea, and a dog too.

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at 2:45 everyday I go home for lunch and chow down. These are two of my favs: paella and lentil soup.

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Then I’m usually too full to move so Sensei and I take a nice long nap.

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On the rare occasion that I wake up from my nap feeling ambitious sometimes I study..

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But that’s rare.. Usually I just go frolic around Granada.

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After I’m done causing chaos around the town I come home and ponder life on my balcony and laugh about how wonderful mine is.

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Then after dinner I pray and go to bed extra early so that I always get a full nights rest because I’m such a good little saint….

Happy Saint Patricks Day!

17 Mar

Happy Saint Patricks Day friends and family!

I meant to write this a few days ago but my sleep schedule has been absolutely ridiculous and I basically sleep for two days.. Unfortunately this means that I missed la Fiesta de la Primavera in Granada this past friday which is the celebration the the first day of spring. It is the biggest street party in the world and happens to be a block from my house. But I wouldn’t know because I slept through is on Friday after class. But oh well.

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This week has been filled with plenty of other fun things and it’ St. Patrick’s day! I had a fun weekend blabbing about being Irish and doing Irish things while wearing green but I’m really sad I’m not at home eating yummy Irish dinner with my family. It makes me quite homesick to know I’m missing grandma’s corned beef and cabbage dinner today 😦 But if you forgot what I look like this is me in my new cute green dress

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Breaking News!

10 Mar

Due to the fact that it is getting warmer out here and we no longer need to use all the gas for our space heaters, WE HAVE HOT WATER NOW! 😀

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Harlem Shake Africa Style

8 Mar

Im the one breaking it down the the right hand side.

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Explore. Dream. Discover.

6 Mar

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Morocco, Africa

5 Mar

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I’m realizing that I have done more in the past month of my life than most people will do in their lifetimes. Lets be real, how many people can actually say they’ve been to Africa. Morocco was absolutely incredible to say the least. I loved every second of it. Even the moments where I basically had to pee in a hole in the ground.

The trip started out with a bus ride that include watching Zoolander and listening to some TLC because our tour guides were awesome and spoiled us from the start. After the bus ride we took the ferry to from Spain to Morocco and it was a strange feeling seeing the coast of Spain disappear from a boat. We also stopped in Gibraltar for a second to have the boat checked so I’m going to pretend that I’ve been there too.

I did learn quickly on this trip that the key to traveling to a country like Morocco is patience. Nothing about border patrol, security, or departure times are organized and everyone seems to do whatever they want. (aka the opposite of America)

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But they made it clear that you couldn’t bring your potatoes or shopping carts on the boat…

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Here are various pics of me on a boat…

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Our first stop on Saturday was Chefchaouen, Morocco which is also known as the Blue City. It absolutely was amazing. We went on a walking tour and every door or building was a different shade of blue and you couldn’t help but feel happy. They said it was to keep the bugs away but I think they just like playing with paint. We had a wonderful lunch after our tour where they spoiled us with more delicious Moroccan food. After lunch we got to go bargain with the shop owners. I had way too much fun bargaining with them in Spanish and then I accidentally spent way to much money… but I got really cool things… and they’re from Africa so I don’t feel as bad. yolo.

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On Sunday we went to Tangiers, Morocco. We went to the beach and  also to see the point where the Mediteranean sea meets the Atlantic ocean. I had no idea how beautiful this was going to be. It is hard to tell in this photo but you could literally see the line and currents where the bodies of water met.  I could have stood at this point all day long.

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This is a picture of me frolicking on the beach.

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DSCN0779And to answer the most important question, yes, I did indeed ride a camel at the beach in Africa. Continue reading