Sunday, May 29, 2011

A week to go!!!!

I am so excited!!! Exactly a week from today I will be leaving for London! Today, I got to go to the airport to see off my best friend Anna Claire. She is going to Spain as well for a study abroad trip. She will be in Madrid for a complete month. I also ran a bunch of errands to pick up things for the trip including a journal. I can't wait to write about all the great places I am going to get to visit. This week is going to be super busy, but fun! I am going to get to go to the Memphis Italian Fest, celebrate my sister's birthday, go to the Michael Buble concert and see my parents! It is going to be fun and crazy busy getting ready to leave Sunday but I can't wait!!!

At the airport with Anna. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Countdown to Europe!!!

I am so excited because in just a matter of days I will be leaving for Europe for an entire month!! I will be traveling to several locations in Europe including Spain, France, Italy and the UK! This is obviously the main reason that I am creating this blog. I want a way to not only document the trip for myself, but also for all my friends and family can keep up with me on the trip as well!

The purpose for my trip is to visit Alicante, Spain for a two and a half week study abroad program. I will be attending the University of Alicante to study Teaching English as a Second Language and to assist in teaching an English course. I am looking forward to meeting other students at the University and learning from the various professors I will get to meet.

Since the plane ticket to Spain was quite an expensive one, I decided to extend my trip to Europe and to make it a vacation as well. Originally, my study abroad program was going to be June 12-29th, so I added about of week of time before and after the program. Now, I will be leaving June 5th and not returning until July 7th! I will be spending time in London and Paris before my program and time in Venice, Florence and Rome after!

I am currently busy with last minute planning and packing so if anyone has any tips please share! Below I have pictures of the top 5 things I want to see on my trip! Hope you enjoy!!!

5) The Anne Frank House - Museum. We have a layover in Amsterdam, so I would love for us to be able to stop and see the museum since I am obsessed with Anne Frank and her story!

4) Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London

3) The Trevi Fountain, Rome

2) The Colosseum, Rome

1) The Eiffel Tower, Paris