Tag Archives: Tourism

What It Means to Be A Tourist

Part of the ISA program includes going on two excursions; the first being to a beautiful national park called Manuel Antonio. This national park has two beautiful beaches but, in order to get to the beaches, you must walk through a lush rainforest. Monkeys can be heard in the distance, little crabs dig holes in the dirt, and sloths hang in the trees. The second excursion is the Arenal Volcano. We did not visit the volcano, but the volcano could be seen in the distance. We stayed in a secluded resort 15 minutes from the nearest town. These two excursions were equally beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay during both weekend trips. While on these trips, I began to think about tourism. Continue reading

The Nitty-Gritty

Dobery Den! My friends

So, its been a week since my spring break and not that much has happened. Well, actually, I lied. It finally got warm in Prague, which is great because it was a brutal winter compared to living in the East Coast of the U.S. I am so glad that spring is here. It’s my favorite season of the year and it gives me the motivation to go out and see new things in Prague. Continue reading

Being a Tourist in a City I Am Calling Home

Ever since I arrived in London, I have been so thrilled to find new places to go. I have been traveling to a few small cities outside London so far, while also exploring all of the wonderful places London has to offer. I have quickly come to notice, though, that true Londoners do not tend to love Americans. As they give us weird looks and consider us all tourists. Some people here are extremely friendly, while others just give you the eye while exploring. So, you may wonder how I am coping with this while I am trying to explore the city. Well my answer to that is easy, simply ignore them. Or at least I wish it was that easy. Continue reading