So here I am sitting in the airplane to Iceland writing my first cellphone block entry so I hope the layout and all will be alright :D.
Me and my friend decided to do this trip in summer for 2 reasons:
Already sitting in the plane we soon realized even though it’s getting later and later outside it’s getting brighter and brighter…
Yes.. of course I had imagined college life abroad in the USA great and fun. I was excited and full of expectations but I would have never even dreamed of what it really was like! Things turned out to be far beyond my expectations. Sure there were good days and not so good days but I would never wanna treat this experience for anything in the world. On my first day I met my Japanese friend who was my best friend the whole time we started this year together and finished it together as well. We shared everyhing and it was the most amazing thing ever. And still we are friends and seeing each other now and then. Besides here I made many friends from many different countries and still have contact to some of them. Love meeting them on my travels. Continue reading
I’ve had never been away from home for so long! To be honest I was a little scared when I was sitting in the plane. The flight was schedule for 11 hours but it seemed to go so fast! When only 3 hours were left I knew it’s getting real now! And suddenly I wished that I would have a few more hours left. When we were flying over Canada and the Grand Canyon I knew I hand’t much more time on the plane.
Of course it’s always better to stay longer at a place than only 2 or 3 days, but if you just don’t have the time here’s a great tip when only spending a weekend in Rome.
What I usually do is gather as much information as possible from the place going – Rome in this case – write down a list of which things you wanna see and visit. And plan your trip in advance.
This is a list of the top ten places to visit in Rome. (My opinion)
If you want let me know what are your favourite spots in Rome. 🙂
So even if you have just a short stay in Rome.. Make sure to see these!
Here are my Top 10 reasons why YOU should study abroad/ have a gap year!
1. You will meet people/ make friends on the other side of the world!
This is your ONE TIME opportunity to make amazing friends from all over the world.
Make amazing memories and have experiences you would not even dream of.
Nobody knows what it feels like if they haven’t been abroad themselves- Get the experience!
2. You will get way more independent and gain lots of selfesteem!
While being alone for a year, the first time away from your family and friends, all alone on the other site of the world where nobody speaks your mother tongue , you will learn how to help yourself and not always depent on others. You will recognize how much you can do by yourself and you’ll see that you are capable of way more than you thought.
To be honest.. as a traveller you are usually on a low budget and cannot really afford expensive, fancy hotels (well at least in my case) 😀
But during my year abroad in the US I was lucky enough to get the chance to stay at a really fun place.
Luxor Hotel Las Vegas:
I really can recomment this hotel!
It is not only a hotel but also a casino!
But that’s not all! It also offers Restaurants, shopping stores, night clubs and magic shows!
The whole hotel is Egypt themed. The building is Pyramide shaped supplied with a laser and a pharao sculpture in front.
Inside there’s lots of Egyptian accessoirs and pictures.
My name is Denise and I’ve started travelling after finishing High School.
I live in mid europe but technically I call many places my home while on the road.
Why did I start travelling?
Like for most people it started with my year abroad. After High School I’ve decided that I was not really willing for work yet so I planned my get away. It’s been my life long dream to go to the USA and so I’ve just made it become reality.
I went to an international school in California where I met people from all over the world all nationalities, religions and customs. And that’s when I realized that this is what I am really interested in – what I really love.
To get to know different people, lifestyles and customs. See places I only know from TV and books. Make those pictures a real life experience.
After finishing High School I’ve applied to an international school in the United States and got accepted. So I had to start the planning. First of all no matter what age you need to apply for a student visa if you want to study in the USA – which includes lots of waiting surveys and other paperwork to do. After finally receiving my new passport, student visa and filling in all the documents required I could finally focus on what is really important!