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    Porto

    By November 18, 2019

  • France

    Versailles

    By November 12, 2019

    When my tour guide left our group at Versailles, she gave us her list of recommendations...

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    Paris

    By November 10, 2019

  • The Netherlands

    Amsterdam

    By October 28, 2019

  • Wales

    Cardiff

    By October 23, 2019

  • Scotland

    Edinburgh

    By October 11, 2019

    Back in Scotland (don’t get too jealous now)!

  • Italy

    Venice

    By October 5, 2019

  • Italy

    Vatican City

    By October 4, 2019

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    Rome

    By October 3, 2019

    On 03.10.2019 I took the earliest flight of my life (6:35 am!) from London to Rome!...

  • Scotland

    St. Andrews

    By September 28, 2019

    I doubt every middle school-aged girl dreams of going to Scotland (of all places) but I...

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  • Alles Gute zum Geburtstag to the newest slevin adult 👧🏼👧🏽👧🏽 love you lots
  • quelques photos parisiennes ! paris me manque beaucoup
  • This has been the literal only time in my life where I have felt like I have free time, which honestly is very convient as I now have the ability to journey to incredible places and meet new people and reconnect with old friends. All in all quite excellent 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 wish I could reassure High School Em that she would actually get to have moments to breathe in addition to absolutely lovely experiences. It’s nice to let go for a little while.
  • Italy taught me that it IS possible to live off of just pasta, pizza, and wine and honestly? I have no incentive to ever eat anything else. (Update: I am finally joining the gym this week)
  • To the girl I accidentally punched at dance today - here’s my public apology. Guided improv is no joke. Other things that are on my mind include the extent of the possibility and probability of reincarnation, how fragile seemingly “stable” civilizations are, and how grateful I am for my family and friends ANYWAY here are some photos of Amsterdam 🧡
  • Not sure if it’s possible to over post on Instagram but here’s the Globe Theatre!
  • I’m reflecting on what I’m grateful for! Also if anyone has a hot take for an interesting Harry Potter theory please share with me thank you
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  • I’m one month into studying in Europe and have already experienced incredible things. 
It’s interesting how the “ruins” in cities of the past are deemed so old, which they are, but let’s take a perspective here. The St. Andrews Cathedral has been around since at least the 700s but in the grand scale of human history that may have well been yesterday. 
I remember learning that humans aren’t designed to think long term which helps explain why something 1300 years old is an age that I have trouble conceptualizing. What’s more is that Homo sapiens have been around for 300-200 thousand years. With that said, we estimate the universe to be 13.8 billion years old. So if the universe was around for a full 24 hour day, of that time the entirety of human history (which was around 95% hunter gatherer lifestyle) encompasses less than the last 2 seconds.

And yet somehow we think we’re significant? Maybe we are? How could we know?

I absolutely love old buildings and imagining what they would have looked like in their prime. Relics that were once ordinary objects or places are now remnants of people who now exist solely through them. Are we remembered by who we are or what we are surrounded by? Who are we? If our bodies and material objects remain after death are we eternal or is that solely a spiritual phenomenon? Physical things only mean something through context, do we need context to place meaning on intangible things?

Cleopatra lived closer in time to us than to when the Pyramids of Giza were built.

Also haggis is good.
  • Who wore The Vatican better: College Emily or Middle School Emily? (the correct answer is Emma)
  • epcot italy could never
  • All roads lead to Rome, which is quite convenient since Emma lives there now! 🇮🇹
  • Just your daily reminder that yes I went to Scotland and yes I watched Rory McIlroy play golf in the town that golf was founded and YES of course it rained and I couldn’t have loved it more🏌️‍♀️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • I’m a big timelapse gal! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
  • Alba gu bràth!
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