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Study Abroad Take Aways

Study Abroad Take Aways

“What study abroad has taught me” these are pretty chopping thoughts because I jotted them down as I learned them. I left them this way because they are better left ‘raw’. I already knew I could ‘chef it up’ but being here really put my skills to the test. Nigerian, Italian, clean eating, I can ... Read More
Study Abroad Bucketlist: Final Update

Study Abroad Bucketlist: Final Update

Be able to order food at a restaurant completely in French Post a week (and improve the quality of my written post)  (I’ll consider viewer count increasing as success) Photo a Day Finish reading the books I brought with me – finished 2/4
One Month Later…

One Month Later…

Today marks one month since I landed back in the United States and I still can’t believe I really spent five months in France. Five months without seeing my family and closest friends, leaving everything I know behind. If you know me, you know I don’t do tears. Prior to this semester I have cried ... Read More
Nigerian-American Girl Cooking in France

Nigerian-American Girl Cooking in France

Americans over-romanticize French cuisine. When in fact, there’s nothing special about it. Though it does have Italian influences, it’s no Italy where they make pizza and pasta fresh, or Spain – masters of paella.  France produces grapes (for wine), brie cheese, and are experts at bread and fries (baguettes will never be the same for me). Today ... Read More
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Magic Fountains & Bubble Men [Barcelona]

The last set of Barcelona photos 🙁 You all don’t understand how much I love this place. I don’t think I complained once while I was there. Such a beautiful city: the people, the food and the overall atmosphere. I’m so happy I got to spend my 21st birthday there. I have to make it ... Read More
Desensitized to Racism?

Desensitized to Racism?

Text sent to a British-American friend: So I went out with a white Canadian girl, a British-Indian girl and two Irish guys. On the way back we went to this food stand and these two French guys were being rude and talking trash. We had had a few drinks but the Canadian girl and I were sober. So these two ... Read More
I’m Famous! (kinda)

I’m Famous! (kinda)

A while back my school of management’s communication department contacted me asking to write an article about my experience abroad. I answered a few questions, sent a few pictures and next thing I know (okay more like a few weeks later) I was front page on the GMU’s School of Management page. As if that wasn’t exciting ... Read More
21st @ Barceloneta

21st @ Barceloneta

I spent my 21st birthday on the beach sipping traditional Cava Rose from a hole in the wall joint in Spain. I literally could not have imaged this is how I would spend it but I so happy it did. Let me rewind. A fellow Mason Patriot is studying abroad in Grenda, Spain. When I ... Read More
La Boqueria – Barcelona

La Boqueria – Barcelona

La Borqueira is one of the many reasons why I love Barcelona. It’s a huge market in the famous La Rambla street. You can find just about any food item here: raw, cooked, produce, meats and chocolate. This is where I had my first paella (not pictured). We spent an hour or so here but literally ... Read More