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Carissa Tom


Lisbon: A Day Trip to Sintra

After checking into the Living Lounge Hostel, Kristine and I decided to do some exploring. I will admit that I initially disliked the immediate area around our hostel. First, it is a popular tourist neighborhood, which made finding food under 8 euro almost an impossible task. Second, it may have been because it was a Wednesday night, but the neighborhood seemed weirdly empty and reminded me of the desolate city in Inception. Granted, it was gorgeous! But it just had some weird vibes and of  ...

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Study Abroad, Uncategorized

In The World Through Which I Travel, I Am Endlessly Creating Myself

I had been told that trying Chocolate Churros in Spain was a must, which made San Ginés the perfect first stop on Sarah’s itinerary. We ordered six to share and they came with a wonderfully thick chocolate sauce, which I may have consumed half of. After dropping my things off at Toc Hostel Madrid, we decided to grab lunch at Cervecería Cruz Blanca. This was my first introduction to Spain’s food culture. Unlike in Ithaca, it is typical for Spaniards to have lunch at 2pm and  ...

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Life, Uncategorized

Forever – Behind the Cover

The biggest question of course was which song would we be covering this time around? Over the summer, we added songs to a collaborative playlist to get the ball rolling. When we finally got together in the fall, we narrowed those songs down until we were left with two that weren’t even on the list. We decided to spend a couple days listening to both, reading scripture, and praying over which to do. Eventually, after weighing the various pros and cons, we agreed that we wanted the  ...

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