A Small World

Ater dinner at Matt’s we ended up heading out to a local bar. It had the same chill vibe as the dive bar me and my friends go to back home north of Seattle. While a dive bar, this place though had high ceilings, and the building was hundreds of years old. I’m endlessly fascinated by the history that Europeans live in and among on a daily basis.


After a bit, a crew of Matt’s other friends came in the bar, and it became a lively little gathering. The guy in the back looked pretty familiar—quite a unique-looking character that bore a striking resemblance to Waldo from Where’s Waldo--you know, tall, skinny and a funky haircut. He turned out to be the guy who sold me the cigar from last night. Here we are across the city, and hanging out with friends, and he was roommates with Matt’s friend. I can’t get over amazing coincidences like that, but in travel, you’ll find they happen more often than you’d expect.


Katie Barglowski, University of Northern Colorado

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My WSA experience was incredible. It was very well-organized, and my tour guide made me feel right at home. I always felt safe, which was important to me. We got to see so much in a short amount of time, but it didn't feel rushed. I was very impressed!

Katie Barglowski, University of Northern Colorado ~ St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Fall 2015

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