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Charlie McDowell

Elmhurst College
Amsterdam - Psychology & Sciences

I am a 20 year old Psychology and Intercultural Studies major escaping the suburbs of Chicago in search of an adventure. I can be found reading or writing most of the time, and love to talk to people. I've been daydreaming of traveling the world since I was a child, and am so excited that the time for that is finally here! Thank you for stopping by, I hope my stories are as helpful to you as these moments were for me.

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March 27, 2017

Running into two very obvious Americans on the Metro has me questioning am I obvious? and more importantly, should I care?

March 10, 2017

Life here is going great.....until I remember that I still have to manage my life at home. Can I live in two places at once?

February 27, 2017

A short trip to Utrecht ended up teaching me a lot more than I expected.

February 23, 2017

A 10 step guide on how to survive Amsterdam's favorite mode of transportation.

February 16, 2017

Two weeks in Amsterdam has given me plenty of experiences, but I'm learning that the small adventures are just as important as the large ones.

January 5, 2017

The closer that my departure date comes, the more overwhelming everything is. Soon I'm going to have to jump into the unknown and (hopefully) land in Amsterdam.