I caved this morning and went to Bohemia Bagel

Sept. 28 2010

Having a bite or taste of home is a quick-fix to a bit of homesickness. While I haven’t been feeling it so far during our trip, I’ll always enjoy and appreciate something that reminds me of college and or home.

This morning, I grabbed a bacon, egg and cheese bagel at a place that takes me back to South Bend (don’t miss it) and my time at Notre Dame (really miss it). Anytime I was running late, Studebagels was the place to get a quick bite, and I could hardly tell the difference (Czech bacon and all) this morning in Bohemia Bagel. My dad said the guys here are a good bunch to know. I’d agree, but I think the people he was referring to are the staff of the New Europe walking tours—who are exclusively ex-pats. In stead, with our WSA tours, we’re trying to connect to locals who are excited about sharing their personal history with foreigners. In Paris, we had great luck, and I’m encouraged by the caliber of people we’ve met so far in Prague.

After a week in Italy where Starbucks doesn’t exist (yet), and one in Paris where Starbucks is prohibitively expensive, I’ve enjoyed grabbing a double espresso nearly once a day. A crime? Maybe. Do I regret it? Nope:)


Mary Reagan, Saint Louis University

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The trip to Budapest was amazing! I did not know what to expect from Budapest because my roommate just told me to go with her so I was up for anything, but it ended up being one of my favorite trips so far of my study abroad experience. The hostel we stayed at gave us an excellent taste of the Budapest night life while Bogi took us to places that I definitely would not have been able to get to on my own or had known about if not for her WSA tour. It was a great weekend and I highly recommend it.

Mary Reagan, Saint Louis University ~ St. Louis University, Madrid, Spring 2015

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