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Stuttgart Day 1

Meet The Parents Straight past the exit gate, my mom stands waiting in apprehension. Once I catch her attention, her fists fly up and her eyes begin to water. My parents visit me at school every October, but this fall their trip was a bit longer than a nine-hour car ride ...

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Midterms in Italy

I had two choices this past weekend: 1.Take the refund from my cancelled trip to Budapest2. TravelI took the latter. To make up for my lost study time, I devoted all of Monday to my notes. This idea lasted until I ran up to Piazza Michelangelo, shopped for a leather ...

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Antibes

No Suit, No Problem Ending our French exploration in Antibes, we tumbled out the bus exhausted Sunday morning. The views along the port was not as impressive as Nice and Monaco, though our perspective changed once we entered the village. The Antibes market holds several textile stands in front of the ...

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Eze and Monaco

Scents, Sites, and Staples    Before departing for Eze, I withdrew money to purchase a cappuccino and the king of all pastries. Not quite a doughnut, not quite a croissant, this sweet loaf of bread filled with chocolate and cream was worth every calorie. I will never understand how the ...

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Nice, France

Very Nice Waking up early to shower from the overnight bus ride, I finally felt refreshed for our 10AM Old Town walking tour through Nice. Starting along Place Massena, we looked up at Jaume Plensa’s “Seven Statues”, representing the world’s joining communities. These sitting figures line the square and lead ...

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