Tag Archives: Public Transportation

Becoming a Pro at Public Transportation (Meg Domnick)

Coming from a small town in Wisconsin with basically no public transportation available, I was in for a bit of a culture shock coming to Spain!  Public transportation is so abundant here.  There are local buses to get around the … Continue reading

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Particularities (Leigh Smalley)

Teachers cancel class and then you have to make it up before the end of the semester… If a teacher cancels a class here, they are required to make it up at some point before the end of the semester. … Continue reading

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Buses, Trains, and the S-Bahn (Alexis Achs)

Over this past week I finally had my weeklong Fall Break which I spent traveling to Vienna, Austria, Prague, Czech Republic, and Berlin, Germany. Before traveling my roommate Megan and I planned on walking to our hotels from the train … Continue reading

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Transportation (Brittany Mazemke)

Transportation is very different here in Italy. There is a ton of walking! We along with many others walk everywhere. In addition to walking, a popular way to get around the city is on a bicycle or a vesba (moped). … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap! (Emily Landa)

“Please mind the Gap” is a phrase that I have become accustomed to hearing on a daily basis while traveling on the Underground tube throughout London.  Previous to coming to London, my experience on public transportation was very minimal.  Besides … Continue reading

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Adventures of a #13-Bus-Rider (Amber Duerwaechter)

I cannot believe I have been in Dublin for two months, time is going way too fast. Is this some kind of sick joke? Needless to say I’m becoming a bit of a local. Kind of like the Britney Spears … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Those Doors – and Hang On for Your Life (Calli Nonnemacher)

I’m sorry if anyone finds this blog completely boring, but I felt the need to share this information with anyone who is thinking about studying abroad in Spain. My words of advice to you: if you can’t take the heat, … Continue reading

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Little Irish Ladies Save the Day (Katie Riesterer)

While waiting in line for immigration, a sweet little couple from Indiana inquired after our stay.  The little lady was originally from Ireland and she advised us to take a bus, rather than a train, from Dublin to Cork.  We … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Japan (Brian Campbell)

You may have seen the videos on YouTube of Japanese train station employees with white gloves trying to force a ridiculous number of people into one train.  Unfortunately, this isn’t some unusual event; it’s rush hour.  The first few times it was … Continue reading

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Make Sure You Pack an Umbrella … (Nicole Engbretson)

… And yet it’s rained only once or twice since I arrived in London last week. My British flatmates have informed me that what we have currently is closer to July weather, certainly not what they’d expect in October. Perhaps I should have … Continue reading

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