Pre-Departure (Packing, Housing, etc.)

Introduction Hey! Welcome to mi casa, my blog, or whatever you want to call it. I figured that I might as well do a little introduction of myself (that goes a little deeper than the Q&A on my profile) for those of you that need a recap of the famous Miguel Sabol (jk not that […]

Why India?

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I am going to be totally honest, I am a mess. I am not like any mess, but several individuals have told me that I am the human definition of what it is to struggle. Luckily enough, I have a really great support of friends and family that have forgiven me for the chaos of […]

And So Ends SCHOOL

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Bonjour à tous, I am pleased to inform you all that I am OFFICIALLY done with classes. I know I took exams earlier this month, but I then continued with 3 extra weeks of summer class parce que… Pourquoi pas? En fait, my daughter was still in school and will be just for another week, so rather […]

Reflections on Europe

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Riding in a cramped train car overnight from Krakow to Budapest is a good time to reflect on a busy couple weeks of travel.  My good friend Shaefer and I would spend nearly three-weeks in exciting cities that have had many hundreds of years to grow and flourish.  Long days, busy itineraries and extravagant views […]

Exams and Goodbyes

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I am writing this having just ended our last semester. We all began exams last Friday and finished… depending on our group or level anywhere from Tuesday to yesterday. I hate exams. I always have, I get really bad test anxiety and as a result become very stressed during a period of exams. This was… […]

Milan, a Weekend in Italy

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So up until this point, most of our trips have to places were either English or French were the main languages spoken. I was easily able to communicate with no problems and I was comfortable navigating the metro system or walking into a store to do some shopping. Now… I am in Italy where they […]

Two New Mexicans head to Scotland

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An excel sheet, multiple months in the making, is evidence of the planning and preparation done before setting out to hike Scotland’s Trossachs mountain range.  My good mate Shaefer and I had decided we would squeeze in an easy 5-day, 45-mile backpacking trip the week before our final exams, and wanted to be sure everything […]