We woke up Sunday morning, grabbed a cup of coffee from this place down the street from our hotel, and then made our way to Notre Dame. We had seen it from far away the day before, but we were actually going to attempt to get into the church this morning. I say attempt because it was Easter Sunday, and the crowd that was lined up to sit in on mass was longer than the line to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower that morning.
Finally made it to Paris this past weekend. I met a few guys from Holy Cross on Friday night and we came back to St. Andrews yesterday. I’m actually pretty impressed that we met up with no problem seeing as two of the guys were coming from Copenhagen, one from London, and of course me from Scotland. We’re getting good at this traveling thing.
This is my response to a post written by Gary Arndt titled “Commentary: Put Down the Guidebook, Pick Up the History Book”. If you’ve never heard of Gary, he’s the man, and you should definitely check out his site. He’s a world traveler, and a pioneer in the travel blog community.
Need To Know Tips For Booking The Best Flight Abroad
I’ll be the first to admit, I had no idea how to book a flight before I came abroad. I didn’t realize all you really have to do is pick a date and time, throw down your passport info (if you’re going to a foreign country), and type in your credit card number. I’m not really too embarrassed about it either. Every time I’ve flown before, someone else has booked the flight for me, and I’m assuming it’s the same for just about every other college student out there. Well it’s time to take your flight booking virginity because if you plan on doing any traveling while abroad, I doubt you’ll want your parents doing it for you every time.
Enough Amsterdam action in one study abroad weekend to last me a while
Brace yourselves, this is going to be a long one – I just got back from my two day excursion to Amsterdam. It’s a crazy city, and even though we were only there for two days, I’m pretty sure I experienced everything Amsterdam had to offer and then some. Two days was more than enough and I don’t think my body could take any more. It’s the most tired I’ve been after a weekend trip.
Last week, I did a little complaining about the weather we’ve been having lately. Looks like the golf gods heard my prayers because the weather did a complete 180, and other than a few showers Saturday, it was sunny all week. Perfect golfing weather. In the spirit of taking advantage of the only sun we’ve seen in 2 months, me and a few of the Holy Cross guys decided we would golf everyday this week – and we did. We actually went twice on Monday, so that’s a total of 8 rounds (even if some were only 9 holes) in a span of 7 days.