July 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Two Week Update

I am loving Oxford right now! From where we're staying, we're so incredibly close to everything. Anything we need is at most a 5-10 minute walk away. The college we're staying at, Jesus College in the University of Oxford, is in the center of the city and has great access to food or shopping or restaurants -- whatever fits your mood!

It is also incredibly easy to travel around here; London is about an hour and a half away by bus from Oxford. It makes it very easy to do day trips in…

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Added by Connie Cheng on July 12, 2014 at 4:25pm — No Comments

2014 Taipei International Book Exhibit

One of the distinct advantages of living near the capital is that a lot of great things happen very close to you. For me, one of the greatest things to have happened was the 2014 Taipei International Book Exhibit, because I love books. The book exhibit was hosted in the Taipei World Trade Center, near the Taipei 101 (the second tallest building in the world). I took this picture standing in front of the…

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Added by Jessica Lin on July 3, 2014 at 9:16am — No Comments

A Night of Tapas

To enrich our Spanish experience, our teacher took us out for tapas at the local tapas stands. We had everything from salmon with cream cheese to jamón ibérico, a typical Spanish cured meat. At another stand, we had patatas bravas which are fried potatoes covered with a tomato sauce. I also went to a pastry shop and got a palmera de chocolate.…

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Added by Jenna Arciero on July 2, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Burgos Fiestas 2014

Burgos is celebrating its annual fiesta for San Pedro and San Pablo from June 28th to July 6. The city comes alive every day with tapas, fireworks, concerts, and more. Today our professor brought us tickets to see the bullfight about 10 minutes away from our dorms. Though I don't entirely condone bullfighting, it was interesting to see an iconic Spanish event. …

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Added by Jenna Arciero on July 1, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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