The Slow Progression to the End

Previously on Jaxs Needs a Break: “Welcome to a chaotic post about everything I’ve been doing,” *hiking,* *amusement parks,* “Wow Busan!!!,” *eats more food* Coming to you live from the cafe Bioh works at (more to come on this place later) and somewhere else because this won’t be finished tonight… Everyone’s favorite host, JACQUELINE HIBBARD!!!!…

The Seoul Diaries: Random Places and Events that I’ve Been to!

Hello and welcome back to another installment of the Seoul Diaries. Finals are less than 2 weeks away and I am a bundle of mixed emotions. Half of me is extremely homesick and can’t wait to see my family again soon, but the other half of me is missing Korea (even though I haven’t left…

The Busiest I Have Ever Been

Previously on Jaxs is a True Tourist: “Wow a palace.” “Wow a temple” “That was quite the hike” *Kpop music plays* “Chillin’ with the homies” “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date!!!” Jacqueline screams running to her computer. Okay… look… I know… this update is late. Very late. Not that you probably noticed….

Edinburgh: Finding Hidden Places

Edinburgh is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world for obvious reasons. There’s the Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile, Harry Potter sites, free museums, old churches… There is so much to do! A benefit for staying in Edinburgh for a whole semester is I can do all of those fun…

Italy: Meeting Milan

Hello! This semester, I am studying International Relations and Italian in Milan. My classes don’t start until September 17th, but I’ve been using these weeks to attend orientation, perfect my Italian, and explore my new home. My university, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, partnered me with a current student before I even arrived in Italy,…

England: A Quick Guide to London’s Museums

With London being just a half hour train ride from Reading, I’ve spent several weekends exploring the city. There’s so much to see and do that I probably won’t even get to half of it before it’s time for me to return home! I love wandering up and down the streets, admiring the architecture and…

Beautiful Potsdam!

Hi guys! I have one more post on the beautiful buildings and sights of Potsdam. Glienicker Brücke  (Glienicker Bridge): is a 128 meter x 22 meter bridge spanning over the Havel river and connecting the Wannsee district of Berlin with Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg built between 1906 and 1907. The bridge was a notorious location…

The beautiful sights of Potsdam (3)

Hi everyone!   I would like to talk about more amazing sights in Potsdam. Palace Sanssouci Designed between 1745 and 1747 by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff to fulfill King Frederick’s need for a private residence where he could relax outside the Berlin court, the palace Sanssouci is a translation of a French phrase (san souci), which translates as “without…

Argentina: Study Abroad, emphasis on “study”

Hola to all! Apologies for not writing for almost a month, but I have (at least what I think to be) a good excuse! It’s midterm time. Part of what I forget about study abroad is that while I have the opportunity to go on many adventures (which I will update everyone on in another…

Riley: San Pedro de Atacama

     This past week I was fortunate enough to have some family members come visit me here in Chile.  I was pretty down in the dumps once my best friend, who came for a visit, left.  My Aunt and Uncle who were coming for a visit gave me something more to look forward to!  While…