The End (A Summary)


This post will bring the total view count to over 2,000. Here is the map of views by country (click to enlarge). It shows where some of my study abroad friends travelled.



  • 30,365– Words written on this blog so far (Animal Farm, A Christmas Carol, Of Mice and Men, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory all hover around 30,000 words which is why it’s ok that you haven’t read all of my posts and it is also the reason I didn’t really focus on sentence structure or anything or else it would be like editing a book)
  • 25 – UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Westminster, Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Sintra, Tower of Belem, Stonehenge, Bath, Serra de Tramuntana, Sevilla Cathedral and Alcazar, Toledo, Brú na Bóinne, Swiss Alps Jungfrau, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Skocjan Caves, Rila Monastery, Ohrid, Butrint, Gjirokastër, Kotor, Dubrovnik, National Park Durmitor, Mostar, Split)
  • 9 – Personal phone numbers that I’ve used as my primary number on study abroad (+44 7598736659 [UK], +44 7404245455 [UK old], +1 310-809-2668 [USA], a +1 (661) number on Skype, +351 915-406-195 [Portugal], +34 602-695-139 [Spain old], +34 611-291-985 [Spain new], + 41 76-735-8909 [Switzerland], +39 3273549533 [Italy])
  • 8 – Football matches (Crystal Palace x2, West Ham, Tottenham, Sporting Lisbon, Arsenal, FC Luzern, England National Team)
  • 7 – Airlines flown (United, British Airways x6, Ryan Air x3, Air New Zealand x2, airberlin, Easy Jet, American)
  • 11 – Currencies used (British Pound, Euro, US Dollar, Swiss Franc, Croatian Kuna, Serbian dinar, Romanian leu, Bulgarian lev, Macedonian dinar, Albanian lek, Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark)
  • 17 – Countries (UK, Portugal, USA [it counts], Spain, Ireland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 31 – Times crossing a national border
  • 13 of 20 – Passport pages used
  • 61 of 126 – Days of study abroad spent outside the UK
  • 6,440 (4,840 in the Balkans) – Kilometers travelled by car

Map (173 places marked)


A couple are password protected, so ask me for it if you want to read them

  1.  January 10, 2015
  2. Beach Front Property (Days 1-3) 
  3. “Soccer. No. Football” (Day 4) 
  4. The Takeaway (Days 5-7)
  5. London by Foot, not Meters (Days 8-10)
  6. A Night Off (Interlude #1)
  7. Potpourri (Days 11-14)
  8. Obrigado Portugal!
  9. Back in London and the Cliffs of Dover
  10. Hitting a Wall
  11. Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 
  12. Not Much Going On This Week 
  13. Three Fifty AM
  14. Study Un-broad (I Love LA) 
  15. LA is ≠ LA ISLA
  16. Cruella Seville
  17. Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! pt. 2 
  18. Spanish Pan Niche Panache
  19. Stumblin’ ‘Round Dublin
  20. Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! pt. 3 
  21. Swiss Watches, Chocolate, and Alps (Part 1)
  22. Swiss Watches, Chocolate, and Alps (Part 2)
  23. Hello, Goodbye (Back in England) 
  24. Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! pt. 4 
  25. Chapter 2
  26. Protected: Things Getting Interesting
  27. Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! pt. 5 
  28. Papa Visits Me
  29. Julie Across the Pond
  30. Julie Across the Pond pt. 2
  31. Albania of My Existence
  32. Making New Friends
  33. Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! pt. 6 
  34. Hills and Mountains
  35. LA Abroad
  36. Protected: Stuck
  37. Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! pt. 7 
  38. High, Low, and End
  39. Countries by the Number
  40. –Panoramas–
  41. Study Abroad Q&A
  42. A Conclusion

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