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(Photo credit to Laura A., Panamá, Central America - Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management FAM Trip Feb. 2012)

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Back to America

Our van was finally downstairs waiting for everyone to bring their suitcases downstairs. I felt bittersweet about leaving. I had gain a whole new viewpoint on life. Barcelona is only one of many different places in the world, and learning to embrace those differences was the greatest adventure.

Our Last Day

You could have called it a free day or last day, but I had a mission to do all the things I still hadn’t done in Barcelona. I couldn’t believe time had passed so fast, but this last day was going to consist of a lot of things in a short period of time. I was ready to venture off on my own, but I was thankful when one of my classmates, Derek, decided to join me on my little adventure. We started the day out right by going to church. It was Ash Wednesday, which is a holy day for Catholics. The church was different than the church I go to back at home, but it was still nice to be welcomed by the church parish. Afterwards we had lunch at La Creperia, where I had one of the greatest crepes.

Last Travels

The Spanish Village turned out to be a different place than expected. It was a small village where you could feel like you were in each region in Spain. As I walked through the village I felt like I traveled all of Spain in just an hour. It was also a great place for food and souvenir shopping. I enjoyed going into different shops and seeing them make things by hand. For example, we saw a place called Forn de Vidrf where they were blowing glass to form bulls. Derek even bought one for the memory.

Trip to Montserrat

We had to meet a Julia Travel early in the morning to get our tickets for our tour to Montserrat. I read about the Montserrat Mountains and all of its beautiful view. When our tour guide came out, it was no other than Marcos, our first tour guide in Barcelona, for the Tapas Tour. It was great seeing a familiar face. He was a great tour guide giving us details about Barcelona and about the Mountains.

Finally Arrived

The sun began to slowly creep into the windows. My stomach began to growl. All of a sudden my inner hungry was awakened by the smell of fresh croissants. Sure enough, as I looked down the aisle of the plane, I saw the nice flight attendant from the night before walking with trays of breakfast. When she finally got to me I couldn’t control my happiness at the sight of food. I must say, that was the best breakfast I had in a while. I had a warm croissant with yam and some orange juice.

Viaje a Barcelona

The stretch black limousine started approaching the Wildcat Center at my University. The windows were tinted so no one could see inside. My heart began to skip a beat because I knew in just a few hours I would be on a plane to Barcelona.

The End of Term is Here Again

Whenever the end of the term nears, I’m always so surprised at how quickly time has gone by. It seems as if we just got back from winter break, yet here we are already getting ready for the last lab of the trimester to start tomorrow and many students are getting ready for finals. My fifth and final lab for this tri is Sensory Analysis in Contemporary Desserts and then it’s hard to believe, but back to academic classes after spring break.

Getting ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Hello! My name is Kaitlin Hazel and I am one of the lucky 32 Travel and Tourism students that get to travel to the island of Oahu in Hawaii this week for the opportunity to explore and learn all there is about Hawaii! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting in the classroom eagerly awaiting for Professor Tremblay to reveal our destination. This trimester flew by and now the day has finally arrived! With just a few more hours until the journey begins I am packing last minute items (even though my suitcase is already overflowing). Traveling to Hawaii all the way from Providence is a long trip but how could I complain when in just a few hours I will be on the beautiful island of Oahu?