Category Archives: UK Semester

Barcelona

Hopped on a bus and got to see the French country side on a very long journie from Paris to Spain

Got to Barcelona went to an amazing hostel called St. Christophers and would recommend it was less than $10 a night and free wifi and breakfast and a walking tour. I met some amazing people there too, definitely worth it. The first night I walked around and saw all these lights decorating the streets.

I went to park Guell and saw all the beautiful mosaic and whimsical architecture. It felt like living in a Dr. Suess book
  

Went to tapas and had loads of fun drinking wine sangria and eating loads of little amounts of food

                                Catacombs

There was amazing chalk art in Paris  

The catacombs came to be because the limestone had been dug out of the undergrounds of Paris to build cathedrals and such. The tunnels were left behind and inspected with this alpha numeric system. The initials of the inspector and the year

The bones were moved from many cemetaries all over the city that had been sent into disrepair. the bones could be relocated into this place that was otherwise just empty tunnels. This is the largest burial ground now  

The patterns were beautiful with all the skulls and femurs.

The stone could be mined quite far up and then it needed to be reinforced and form this bell shape up in the air.

I met Aaron Lopresti fresh off of Germany Comicon, he does the pencil sketches for the wonder women comics. We went to lunch together after the catacombs.
  

I finished that day with a museum of art that made ya think.
  

50K

I did the thing finished nanowrimo National Novel Writing month i did not fully follow the rules but i have no need for a novel so writing a generalized 50000 words mostly in short stories this month was still very impressive

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thank you to everyone who supported me in writing but also in just living. I had the least productive win so far but also the best one I did not destroy my social life or sleep schedule. The days I wrote I wrote a lot but the ones I didn’t I was traveling or just needed to rest. This was an amazing experience and I am so glad I did it.

Time to go back to December 😀

 

 

Oxford exploration

I got myself an English breakfast veggie style

Was at Paddington station took a small walk in Hyde park

took a train to Oxford  

So many bikes

Wandered the campus  

The city in winter all dressed up for christmas is so lovely, the christmas markets with live music and loads of food very little of which was healthy 

Radcliff Square

Some more of Oxford Campus  

A church that brought me to tears, I was spiritually moved and sad to be losing the city that I so briefly got to visit.

I went to a free meditation and separately went to a quaker meeting house got a tour and some tea it was very nice to go to  a place of worth it like the one I go to at home.

Walked past the embassy

Dublin day 3

I am back home in Edinburgh now already missing Ireland.

I started the day by visiting Trinity college explored the campus and found this beautiful sculpture. Reminded me of the bean.img_3418-0

The buildings were so beautiful like a film set.

Went to a historic Irish museum, played with the jubox  

Practiced my printing press skills

Learned about Alfie the amazing mayor that once was. Took a selfie with his wax figure.

Oscar Wilde tribute park right around the corner of his house. (i am reading A Picture of Dorian Grey right now)

Went on a jail tour and learned some history


Jail sell painted with a Madonna   

The jail entrance where there used to be hangings, public execution was a pass time for many civilians.

The original Irish republic document is worth a quarter mill (we should steal the deceleration of independence, was all i could think of.)  

Dublin day 2

 I took a bus your tot cliffs of moire   
Visited am Obama museum 

 
Did some exploring 

   
    
The wind was so stron that pond was making waves. 

    
    
Oh how I’ve missed the Atlantic Ocean. 

    
 
Live music. 

  
Cap that nj you for 400 days of snapchat it’s been a good way to hear from eachother fault. 

Dublin day 1

 Way too early this morning I got on a plane with a few friends to Dublin Ireland   
Napped on the flight. Had a cute exchange with imma fraction about my Irish last name and why I had been stamped back in 2012 for visiting Ireland 

  Had a meal at a pub names the hairy lemon. 

  Great good fanominal service. Would reccomend. (Tip is included in bill)
 
The bathroom had a perfume dispenser. I didn’t have coins but what a cute idea. 

   
I went to Dublin castle wich is house of a art exibit    
A painting I cork where my Irish fam is from. 

 

Castle living room with many chandaleers. 
   
Guiniss tour (walked through old add campaigns. )


Poured a pint for myself 🍻 

   
I’m a pro now. Certificate and everything. 

 

Went to dinner with my moms local Irish friend who is super cool at a place called gotham
  

Vote

Today is the day, Pokemon go to the polls.



It is so important to vote I’m against trump but this is my first presidential election and I sent in an absentee ballot. Not only voting for potus but also school board and things.



There are third parties and I wanted to vote for one of then but recently the fear of trump willing made me feel the need to go for Hillary


So for now #ImWithHer 🇺🇸💁