Traveling the World (Almost) in Ten Days

During our midterm break we jumped from Paris, London, and to Dublin. In ten days, my group saw the Eiffel Tower being lit up at night, the Louvre when it was free, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Dublin readying itself for St. Patrick’s Day.

For our first excursion, we traveled to Paris at five o’clock in the morning. Some of us thought this was a good idea, having the belief of spending more time there. However, we all struggled with the four a.m. wake up call that was before roosters crow. Although we were all exhausted, we enjoyed our first night in Paris by going to the Eiffel Tower. Words could not properly express how beautiful the Eiffel Tower was at night and how much our little group enjoyed our time there.

On our next stop, we went to London. It was interesting to go from learning different languages to function in other countries and then to our minds to relax with English. Buckingham Palace was crowded when I visited with tourists and locals alike. My personal highlight from London was getting to see old friends and eat amazing Anatolian food with some girls in our group. I have not eaten that much delicious food abroad since our Welcome Dinner to Italy.

After four busy days of touring London, our group took a rest in Dublin. One morning we traveled several hours away to visit the Cliffs of Moher. I have never been particularly fond of heights, but I loved viewing the ocean with the extreme beauty of the cliffs.

Although ten days was not a sufficient amount of time to properly see any of those places, I have memories to enjoy for the rest of my life with people I will never forget.

~Katie Thompson

Sunset at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Sunset at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France