Hi friends! It’s been a while.
Often, when I tell people I’ve traveled in Europe by myself, they respond with something like, “Wow, you’re so brave!”
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The other day, my housemate and I watched a video called 30 Cities to Visit Before You’re 30. (It’s a great video—lots of pretty pictures and fun facts about the cities.) My housemate and I both love to travel, and she’s been to a bunch of places I haven’t (mainly in Asia), so together we were able to check off a number of the cities on the list.
One year on, I’m reflecting on the areas where study abroad had the biggest impact on my life.
You haven’t seen castles until you’ve been to Wales. – a probably misremembered quote by a friend of a friend
I was dreaming about Seattle years before I went there. It’s kind of a surreal place—the sunset over the water, the mountains, the Space Needle (I mean, what more perfect place for crazy science fiction stuff to happen, right? That’s what my writerly brain decided). It’s a little romantic too, thanks to the temperamental weather and Sleepless in Seattle. Even the place names and the atmosphere feel different from the Midwest. It’s one of my favorite cities I’ve been to.
Here are a few of the biggest reasons I loved it so much and why I think you should visit it as well.
When I was studying abroad, I remember hearing from someone who wasn’t American that their impression was that half of Americans eat greasy, unhealthy food all the time and the other half is obsessed with fitness and dieting. I mean…not completely inaccurate?