Love Locked Down in Zurich

Walking to lunch in Zurich yesterday, we came across the Muhlestag bridge which crosses the Limmat River. The bridge was covered in “love locks” which, according to the all-knowing Wikipedia, are: padlock(s) which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love.Typically the sweethearts’ names or initials are inscribed on the …

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I’m not one to usually post pictures of what I eat, and I’ve never been one of those people who take artful photos with the lighting just right and the pieces arranged just so, but yeah, can we talk about dinner last night?!? If you’re ever in Zurich, check out the Nachtjäger. The menu is …

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What a wonderful world

Today I sit, on a bed in a hostel in Zurich, Switzerland.  Tomorrow I will connect for our first official meeting with the Global Perspectives Group at the Hotel St. Josef and our orientation. Since Wednesday afternoon, me and two of my GPP cohort members set out on a quick (& I do mean quick) … Continue reading What a wonderful world

GPP Eve of Departure

My original plan for my Eve of Departure post was to blog before I left Virginia, but I ended up getting very sick the night before the flight (and all day traveling) to Europe. So here I am now getting to this post and it is a nice reflective experience because of the last two … Continue reading “GPP Eve of Departure”

Thoughts before Departure

From the beginning, I didn’t think I’d be here. I still have doubts and disbelief nearly every morning as the trip inches closer, day by ever-passing day. I don’t win anything, I rarely travel, particularly outside of the country, and I struggle to make huge decisions that affect only me. Now on the day of …

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On the Eve of Departure

​The packing checklist. It’s my guide and best friend on the evening right before I travel. I take my worries off of my mind and put them in the checklist. I fully trust it. It’s past 1 am now. I’ve just finished packing while making sure that all those boxes on my checklist are checked. […]

A new adventure awaits!

It’s one minute to midnight, and I am still not quite done with all the things that I said I would finish before May 19. But I’m powering through… There is a box that I could definitely check off though; … Continue reading

On the eve of departure

It’s 10:05 pm and I leave first thing in the morning to begin my GPP 2017 trip to Switzerland.  It seems like the the last few weeks have flown by and I’ve hardly had time to make any preparations. Still on my to do list for tonight are: email the dog sitter to confirm, pack […]