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13 Apr | Sean New | No Comments

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Travel

“‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,’ he used to say. ‘You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.’” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring If you’ve found your way to this blog, then you …

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9 Apr | Gabrielle Lewis | No Comments

Budapest, Vienna, and Prague

Don’t tell Florence, but I think I may have a new favorite city in Europe. This past week was my spring break and it was absolutely incredible. After months of going back and forth on where to travel, I finally decided on Budapest, Vienna, and Prague, and I could not be happier with my decision. …

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2 Apr | Patrick Maloney | No Comments

Walking to Class

I’m currently sitting in a hotel room on the island of Naxos, not Paros, after traveling here by ferry for the weekend. We’ve just visited a museum, a nice café, and the Portara. Here, I have the smaller bed of the two (with Dora the Explorer sheets), but I’m certainly not complaining. Walking to Class …

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26 Mar | Patrick Maloney | No Comments

EXCURSION No. 2//WEATHER

Excursion No. 2 Last weekend brought us our second excursion. Yuko, George, and Ionnais led us across Paros Island to the town of Lefkes. We reached The Church of Agia Triada, with its (now re-enforced) bell towers made of marble dating from the early 19th century. We also visited the cemetery where most graves used …

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20 Mar | Patrick Maloney | No Comments

ARRIVAL//EXCURSION

Arrival March 4th marked the day when we embarked by ferry to Paros Island. We left Athens early, and the ferry ride took a few hours, so we arrived in Parikia around noon, where we met Jimmy, the owner of our apartments, and eventually arrived at our home for the next three months. The island, much …

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20 Mar | Sarah Moore | One Comment

Primavera Eterna

It’s hard to believe that February has ended and we’ve already reached the middle of March! In the United States, March means welcoming the arrival of Spring, but here in Ecuador, Spring has already arrived! In Quito there are technically two seasons instead of our four: the dry season (from around June to September) and the …

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