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30 Entries Tagged with "2008"

  • A Tour of the Excavations under St. Peter’s

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    Last Tuesday, I was able to tag along on a class field trip with a friend. Their teacher, Monsignor Wells had some connections in the Vatican and was able to get permission to take three groups over a couple weeks down into the excavations, or scavi, under St. Peter’s Basilica. I had heard … More »

    Tags: St. Peter's // Rome // 2008 // Study Abroad // Vatican // Italy

  • Amalfi: Italian for “Paradise”

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    On this Friday morning, I boxed up my bike again and headed to the station for what is sure to be an awesome weekend. I had to get up at the ungodly hour of 6:45. To me, there are times when I'm tired--and then there’s being painfully tired. Well I’m the latter right now, as I type this up on … More »

    Tags: Cycling // Hobbies // Amalfi Coast // Rome // Trains // 2008 // Study Abroad // Weekend Trip // Italy

  • Fighting to Keep a Home

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    The day after landing in Ireland, I met up with Sean at his country house about an hour outside of Dublin. That was an experience. As he welcomed me inside he said “Be careful, this place isn’t built to common human elevation.” It wasn’t. He had built it on his father’s property ten years ago … More »

    Tags: Dublin // Ireland // Weekend Trip // 2008

  • Selling the ‘Rello on

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    The end of our semester was approaching. My friends were saying “only a couple weeks more,” and things like that. To me that meant it was time to sell my bike. So I went down to Porta Portese to ask the bike dealers if they were interested. Porta Portese is the Sunday flea market where all the … More »

    Tags: Cycling // Cinque Terre // Rome // 2008 // Study Abroad // Hobbbies // Italy

  • Flying to Ireland

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    On Thursday, I sat fidgeting through my Italian class because I couldn’t get my upcoming trip out of my head. I was returning to the Emerald Isle again this evening. After class, I bolted to catch the bus home and finish packing. My Ryanair flight only allowed 10 kilos for my carry-on so I … More »

    Tags: Dublin // Ireland // Study Abroad // 2008 // Weekend Trip

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Lauren Wallender, Elon University

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I definitely have WSA to thank for my exceptional experience in Amsterdam. One would think 4 days isn't enough to tour a city but WSA facilitated an optimum weekend full of sightseeing and fun. Amsterdam may have a notorious reputation for its lax drug and sex culture but there’s so much more to the city. Luckily, our tour guide, Arthur, native to the Netherlands, steered us away from the tourist traps and showed us around his beloved city, highlighting all of its gems. I'd definitely like to try other WSA trips in the future. It's hassle free traveling with an awesome itinerary - nice that the tour guides are flexible with the schedule and willing to cater the itinerary to the group's interest! Highly recommend WSA to any student with only a weekend to see a city.

Lauren Wallender, Elon University ~ Fall 2014

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