Lisa in Denmark

Lisa is a junior majoring in markets and culture in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. During spring 2014, she is studying at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad with SMU-in-Copenhagen. The following posts are excerpts from Lisa’s blog at raizesl.tumblr.com

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Travel Break One

It’s been a while since I last wrote; this is because we had our first travel break! I went to London, Paris, and Málaga for the first travel break and had an amazing time!

London:

I flew to London with my American host sister and some other friends from DIS. They stayed in a hostel while I stayed with my old roommate (and great friend) from SMU at the London School of Economics. I tried to meet up with my American host sister and friends to tour, but none of us had phones that could work without WiFi. I ended up touring London on my own; it was great to be independent!

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Buckingham Palace

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An hour before the changing of the guards, but this might have been my favorite part.

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I went to Borough Market, got myself some Moroccan food and listened to live music by myself. It was perfect.

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The Big Ben

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Trafalgar Square

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Platform 9 3/4, I love Harry Potter!

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The Tower Bridge

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Shakespeare Globe Theater

Paris:

There were many cool things to see in Paris, but I did not find the people to be as nice. Parisians do not like to speak English, they expect you to attempt to speak French. I learned “Hello” and “Do you speak English?” in French, but getting help in English took effort.

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Mona Lisa and me!

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Venus de Milo

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We went to an elegant cafe and had white hot chocolate. It was delicious!

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The Eiffel Tower, of course!

Málaga:

I loved being in Spain where things were cheaper than London and Paris. They also had amazing ham, ham cerrano, which I brought back to share with my host family. The people were also nice and it was fun to be immersed in Spanish. I went with some friends to Gibraltar, the tip of Spain, to see the cute monkeys!

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