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May 11, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Jane and I went to Pamukkale and Izmir. We had an incredible time exploring more of Turkey! Pamukkale was stunningly beautiful in a completely origional way - I have never seen anything like it! It was created by mineral deposits. Izmir was also incredible.

May 7, 2015

This vlog is a short account of my incredible trip to Belgium to visit my cousin Heather and her family. My friend Emma from IES Abroad Milan joined me and we had an awesome time!

April 21, 2015

This Vlog chronicles my amazing trip to Greece for Spring Break! My friend Emma (A fellow U of R student with IES Abroad Milan) and I visited Santorini and Athens and had an incredible time! I will say one thing, though: Turkish baklava is better. Hope you enjoy the video!

March 23, 2015

After waking up earlier than usual and meeting up at the ferry docks on the Bosphorus, I set off with some good friends to the fourth largest city in Turky - Bursa. After two hours of napping on a ferry we arrived, and spent a full day taking in the sites of the city.

March 12, 2015

This video is a little taste of what life is like at Sabanci University! It is a quick tour around campus and my dorm with some of my commentary and thoughts. Enjoy!

February 24, 2015

My Valentine

This Valentine's day, my date was Turkish food. This vlog explains some of the best dishes I've had since I arrived in Istanbul. 

February 3, 2015

Here is my first blog about my stay in Istanbul! It includes trips to the awesome tourist sites (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topakapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, etc), and a general overview of what the program has been like so far.

January 12, 2015

January 10th, 2015