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Back to Rome: Weekend Trip to Sorrento Day 2

Good morning Sorrento! After an impressive breakfast buffet at the Sister Hostel, the “Hofstra Romans” strolled down to the port to board the ferry. There were many other Bus2Alps guides and students there, but our day was special because after the ferry, we were getting on our own private tour boat. Did I mention where… Continue reading Back to Rome: Weekend Trip to Sorrento Day 2

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Back to Rome: Weekend Trip to Sorrento Day 1

I woke up our first Thursday in Rome as a class even happier than usual, because we were leaving for a weekend getaway in Sorrento. After a meeting and a short film about Pompeii, we grabbed lunch, packed and filled the bus with much eagerness for the unknown adventures that lay ahead. For this trip,… Continue reading Back to Rome: Weekend Trip to Sorrento Day 1

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Back to Rome

Two years ago today I wrapped up a solid two weeks of traveling around Europe with my  best friend/travel partner/grandfather. Then, I embarked on my first study abroad experience through Hofstra University's SCO in Rome program and spent a month with adventurous people, exploring different parts of Italy and working with a non-profit organization Shoot… Continue reading Back to Rome

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London: One Year Later

One year ago today, I was spending my last night in London and begrudgingly preparing to leave behind the most exciting and fulfilling two weeks of my life. Today, I began my new internship at NBC Weekend TODAY which will hopefully cultivate an exciting and fulfilling semester. Two years ago, I never thought I would… Continue reading London: One Year Later

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London: Soho, Piccadilly and Chinatown

After a lazy Sunday, Monday was a day full of my favorite thing: touring. First on our list: a walking tour of Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Chinatown. Our guide walked us through these areas and pointed out buildings of significance from Her Majesty’s grocery to the last place the Beatles played as a band. Instead… Continue reading London: Soho, Piccadilly and Chinatown

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London: Primrose Hill

After having a very late night out on the town, the whole house had a lazy Sunday full of English television shows. This is a photo taken from Primrose Hill, which is a park that gives a great view of London’s skyline. Jake, Olivia and I visited this sight after our trip to the Camden… Continue reading London: Primrose Hill

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London: Camden Town

Our first weekend in London has arrived! Olivia and I kept our weekends generally open to make sure we got to spend quality time with “London Fam.” We planned to visit Camden Town Saturday, which is one of Olivia’s favorite places in London. Camden Town is the site of the Camden Town markets and the… Continue reading London: Camden Town

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London Day 2: Another Change of Plans

Just like last night, our plans took a huge turn Friday afternoon. After our lunch break from the first half of our tour, Olivia and I were supposed to meet our tour guide right outside the underground station where she let us loose. Well, we got there early, and no one was there. Olivia and… Continue reading London Day 2: Another Change of Plans

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London: A Walk through Westminster

Olivia and I had a fabulous tour of the Westminster area of London today. Here are a few fun facts and places I recall from the two-hour stroll. Constitution Hill: A street that runs by Buckingham palace. In 16th and 17th century London, the elegantly-clad high-class people would walk up and down this hill to… Continue reading London: A Walk through Westminster

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London Day 1: New Plans

It was not peaceful, but after extremely long lines and five and a half hours in the air, I have arrived in London! My friend Olivia and I are here visiting the great friends she made while studying abroad in London a little over a year ago, and of course doing some sight-seeing. We are… Continue reading London Day 1: New Plans