Learning to ask for help…is hard to do

So, my school is always talking to us about ‘wellness,’ and that because of how stressful and high impact med school is, we have to try and maintain our ‘wellness.’  And I kind of thought that was a bit…maybe fatalistic, shall we say.  As med students, we sort of have this attitude that if we…

Traveling home…and back to reality

So, day 9 of my trip was the travel home day, and let me tell you, after taking both an overnight Red Eye there and a day flight home, the Red Eye is the way to go! I had to get up at 5am to make sure I had enough time to make my 9:15am…

Day 8: Amsterdam

Day 8 Amsterdam. Well, the amazing weather finally gave out, so we did a lot of waiting in lines in the wet cold 😦 2.5 hours to see the Anne Frank House and 30 minutes in the fast track to see the Van Gogh Museum, but it was very worth it, because they were both fantastic…

Day 7: Paris to Amsterdam

Day 7: Paris to Amsterdam. Departed Paris and took the train to Amsterdam, where I caught up on some much needed sleep! After checking in me and two other girls decided to head out of the city to see the flower gardens of Keukenhof and thus were forced to become experts in the incredibly confusing…

Day 6: Paris take two

Day 6 Paris: To Versailles in the morning (where they were on strike, so we couldn’t go in  ) and then roaming the Rue du Rivoli for some shopping  The stairs of the Palais Garnier opera house looking for the phantom  The Fragonards perfumary and up to Montemarte for the Church of the Sacred Heart, an amazing view…

Day 5: Paris all day and night :)

Day 5 Paris: Started at the Arc du Triumph and walked the Champs-Elysees, home of all the stores I cannot yet afford  Hopped a rickshaw (honestly, some of my favorite parts of the day was watching my crazy drivers just weave through traffic like it ain’t no thing because they are nuts!!!) to the Musee D’Orsay…

Day 4: London to Paris

Day 4: London to Paris. On the coach to Dover for the white cliffs and the ferry to France. A few hours into Paris to check into the hotel and then a bus tour to look at all the sights to walk to today. Up the Eiffel Tower to end 🙂

Day 3: London, so much London

London Day 3: A cool street art tour in the East End, a double decker to London Bridge, a walk along the Thames River to the Tower of London to see the crown jewels. Then a double decker across Tower Bridge to Bankside, and I stumbled accidently upon the Tate Modern for the Rothko exhibit…

Day 2 London: My feet hurt!!

So I’m writing these on my phone, so from now on they will be pic heavy text light 🙂 Today we had a bus tour around the city, followed by six hours of us time that I used to see Westminster Abbey, Parliment, Big Ben, the Horse Guard, the chaging of the guard at Buckingham…

Day 1: Landing in London :)

So, the adventure began with a 4 hour flight into TO, so I could get on the biggest airplane I have ever seen to head to London! Thankfully, I had 3 whole seats to myself, so you can bet I stretched out and tried to sleep for that flight! Didn’t really sleep all that well,…