Another amazing day in Prague. We've walked over Charles bridge, climbed up the highest tower overlooking the city and walked until I thought my feet were going to fall off. It was a day full of exploring and discovering and I loved it, but now we are super exhausted. The plan to go for drinks (it's Friday night, after all) was dumped and instead we're calling it an early night so that we have the energy to do more exploring in this fairytale city tomorrow. Sleep tight!

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Greetings from Prague! I arrived here this afternoon and met up with my brother, who was flying from Sweden, at the airport. I'm super excited to spend some quality time with him since we don't get to see each other more than a couple of times per year, and I'm excited to spend the weekend exploring Prague. I've never been here before, but so far I love the city! The buildings are absolutely stunning and the view walking along the water just as wonderful. I'll try to update you a bit, but mostly I'm going to spend the time enjoying great company, yummy food, cheap beer and finally a few days of well needed vacation!

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Today was the first day in what feels like forever that I had time to go out and do something fun and not have to worry or stress about school. And it was absolutely AMAZING. I met up with Sofi, a Spanish girl I met when I was working in Utrecht. She lives in Spain now, but is here visiting over the week and it was so great to see her again. You know those good friends that you haven't seen in forever and but you just pick up right where you left it? Yeah, Sofi is one of those girls.



First we had lunch at Bagels and Beans, which by the way is one of my favourite places to go for lunch in the Netherlands. They have it in a bunch of different locations and it's always super yummy and perfect for a light lunch. After finishing our food we walked back to Dam square where there is a fair going on at the moment, because of course we had to try out some rides.



Then we decided it was time for shopping! I haven't done any shopping in forever, because poor student right here, but I got some money for my birthday yesterday and I figured I might as well spend it on a fabolous day like this! Forever21 had so much good stuff I feel like I could've emptied the whole store.



We walked around for a bit and the sun was shining so I decided it was time for the first ice cream of the year. Good decision because OH-MY-GOD that ice cream was heaven. Oh and the most random thing happened when I was going to pay for my clothes. A lady came up to me and asked if she could give me ten euros, haha. Apparently they were doing some project to make people happy by giving them ten euros or something, my Dutch skills were not completely on point today so I didn't exactly follow what she was saying. Anyways, I got a ten euro bill folded like a heart and then they wanted to take pictures with me. Thank you to whoever you are out there, it kind of made my day.



Then it was time to say goodbye. Always sad but I know we'll see each other again, whenever and wherever that might be. Many besitos to you Sofi from your Juanita!

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Wow, it's been really empty here lately. I have exams this upcoming week and this past week I've been sick in bed most of the time. In other words, I've had neither the time or energy to update. I am so stressed out right now. I wanted to spend this whole week studying, but instead I've been stuck in bed with a really stubborn cold. So now I have lots and lots of catching up to do before my exam on Wednesday. I'm actually doubting I'll even pass, but right now I just want to get it over with so I can have some time to breathe and stress down. This has been quite a shitty block to be honest, I've been stressed out and not really myself. I had quite some big changes right before the block started and I think it all just kind of got to me. But you know what? If I don't pass I'll kill it at the retake. Everyone has their ups and downs and it's okay. I'm just going to have to make sure to work harder next block and structure things a bit better and it will all be fine. But for now I'm still going to do my best and hope that I get lucky and get an exam with the things I've actually managed to semi study. Enough of the boring study rant. Here's a couple of pictures from when I took a little study break to enjoy the sunshine and 21 degrees in the park with a couple of friends this evening. Felt like summer and not considering the stress, it was really great.


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About one year ago, my family and I went to Rome for a weekend together. I remember telling them: "One day I could really see myself living here, just for a few months or a year or so". I completely fell in love with the city. The beautiful architecture, the loud colorful personalities, the modern mixed with the thousands of years old buildings, the delicious food, the amazing vibe. Rome completely took me by surprise and stole my heart. Now I have applied for an internship there. I am so curious to hear back from the hotel. Just the thought of me maybe living in Rome in just a few months puts butterflies in my belly and speeds up my heart. And to get to work in a luxury hotel, put what we're learning here to use. Get experience and insight. Then again, maybe I won't get it. But then there's a ton of other options. Barcelona, Prague, Budapest, London... I could go wherever I want to. It is such an exciting feeling and I can't wait to get to live somewhere else for a bit, explore another city, learn a new language, breathe different air and laugh with different people. Call another place home, become a local somewhere new.


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I have had such a great weekend! I have said it a million times here already (or at least 20), but I am so happy about this spring weather. It puts me in such a great mood. Anyways. Friday I was off from school early, so I ran some errands and met up with Josefine for a bit. Later in the evening she came to campus, we had some drinks and got ready together before biking to Rosanne. She had her birthday this week and it was time to celebrate! Had a great night and danced til the morning in Supper Club.



Josefine stayed over at my place on Friday, so Saturday we forced each other out of bed and decided to go out and enjoy the sunshine. We went to AH, bought everything we felt like and set up a huge picnic in Vondelpark. Chilled there for hours, just enjoying the amazing weather. When the sun started hiding befind the trees, we went up to Leidseplein and decided to go see a movie. We watched Hidden Figures and all I can say is watch is!! Went home afterwards and went to bed before midnight, which has not happened for a long time.



On Sunday I slept until 11:30 (so good!) and then I met up with Milla, who was one of my first friends here in Amsterdam. We hadn't seen each other for half a year, so it was really great to catch up to some brunch and GT's. After we said goodbye I rolled on in to the city and Museumplein, where I waited a while for another friend. She was here on vacation from Sweden and asked if I wanted to go for a coffee and of course I did, so we sat down in the sun at a café in Vondelpark. Had a lot of catching up to do, considering we haven't met for five whole years. Her and I met when we were both doing a highschool exchange in the U.S. and I can't believe it's been more than half a decade since then. Anyways, that was my weekend. Pretty great, huh?

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The weather has been amazing this week! A bit cold, a bit windy, but so sunny! I absolutely love it. There's flowers popping up everywhere and the parks are starting to fill up with people. The other take I took a two hour walk to enjoy it. Walked through Rembrandtpark which starts two minutes from school, then on to the southern entrance of Vondelpark, through the park and up to Leidseplein. From there I walked through Spui and Dam and down to Central station where I picked up my bike and biked home. It was so nice.

I'm already done with classes for the day, so I'm going to put my running shoes and go for a jog to enjoy the weather today as well. Then I need to get some schoolwork done. Oh, speaking of school, I found out I passed my research report today! Not with a great grade, but so happy to have passed. Anyway, hope you're all having a great Thursday, almost weekend! I'm going to get off the couch and go enjoy the sun.


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Yesterday, these girls and I took my camera outside to take some photos for our CV's. I really, REALLY need to start using my camera more. This reminded me of how much I enjoy it, so I made a promise to myself to get better at using it.



These are my favorite photos of me, the left one will be the one I'm using for my CV. Today is the deadline for handing in our applications for the internships abroad we will be doing after summer. I am so very excited! My first choice hotels are in Rome and it would be so amazing to spend half a year in Italy. Keep your fingers crossed for me!


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It was so difficult to get out of bed this morning but somehow I managed to make it to my 8:30 class. After a couple of hours of accounting I made my way to the city to get my iPhone fixed at Apple Store. Typically me I was ten minutes late so my appointment was cancelled and I had to make a new one for later in the afternoon. Considering the weather was amazing and I had three hours until next class I decided to make the best out of it while I was in the city anyways and took the tram to Josefine's place. We chilled on her balcony in the sun and I had to take my jacket off because it was so freaking warm. That's when you know it's spring! At one I made my way back to school, had another class and then went back to the city again to once again try to fix my phone. This time I was on time, got to change it for a new one and then headed back to school. Did some groceries and now I'm on my bed just chilling and gathering energy for tonight. It's soos night and this time it will be in Chicago Social Club which is super nice, so I'm really excited. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday friends! 


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I had such a good Saturday thiw weekend! It was 15 degrees outside and the sun was shining, so Josefine and I decided to meet up and chill in the city. We did some shopping (well, she did and I looked and longed for days when I'm not a poor student anymore) and just walked around the city.



In the evening we decided to go to Waterkant and have a couple of beers by the water in the evening sun. A friend from school joined us after a while and we had a really nice evening together. We took the tram to Josefine's place later on so I could raid her closet and then me and Claudia went back to school. Had some predrinks in one of the kitchens and then took a taxi to Leidseplein with a bunch of people. Had such a fun night out and met up with Niels and his friends later on, haven't seen him in a long time so was nice! Now it's Monday and time for school again, and I'm already longing for next Saturday...


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