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From the moment that I stepped off of the train (four transfers and eight hours later), I was in awe of the clean and quiet charm of the Bavarian city of Munich.  On Saturday, we joined a  free tour to…


For our first weekend trip, we headed to Milan, the fashion capital of Italy.  It didn’t take long for me to realize that the city was not as glamorous as I had expected. After a rough hostel experience, we had…

Views of Lake Lugano

On our first full day in Lugano, our Professor took us on a “walk,” that ended up being a 10 mile hike to one of the tallest peaks in the city.  In addition to some great cardio and group bonding,…

Living in Lugano

My first few days here have definitely felt like vacation.  When I say vacation, I mean that it has felt like I am walking through a mix of Epcot, Busch Gardens, and the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.  When I…

LishyLishy Goes Abroad

Streets of Lugano Lugano Rooftops Gates on Lake Lugano On January 10th, 2013, I traveled to Lugano, Switzerland with 44 other Virginia Tech Students to start my spring semester study abroad experience.  After hearing about GC’s and so many other’s…

Kayak Pittsburgh!

One of my favorite summer adventures was definitely kayaking with GC.  We rented a tandem kayak through Kayak Pittsburgh (located under the Roberto Clemente Bridge) and rowed down to the point and back. Well, to be honest, I did very…


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