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NYC: Basic Tips and Etiquette

What does it mean to be a “real” New Yorker? After spending several days in the big city, I’ve realized that being a New Yorker isn’t about knowing the metro lines like the back of your hand (even locals need to refer to maps!) or picking up a classic bagel before heading off to your 9…

The 100th Day

Today is the last day on the MV World Odyssey. I feel as if my heart is being ripped out of my chest. This ship is my home. Every nook and cranny of my floating home will be missed – from the Kaisersaal to the pool to the Lili Marleen, and every square inch of space…

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Lulu Meets Costa Rica

Our second last port! How?! Time needs to grab the wall and slow down! It’s so hard to believe that my Semester at Sea adventure is coming to an end. I need to make peace with that fact quickly and often. I’ve collided with so many beautiful souls and discovered the Earth and myself in…

Lulu Meets Ile de Goree, Senegal

What’s the biggest culture shock experience you’ve ever had? Other than hanging out with Americans as a Canadian (you’d be surprised at just how different we are!), my biggest culture shock experience this entire voyage would have to be today, in Ile de Goree. Ile de Goree is a historically significant island due to its involvement…

Lulu Meets Barcelona, Spain

If there was one word to sum up my experience in Barcelona, it would be … GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! Now, I don’t know much about sports, and I’m not going to pretend I do. I love makeup, fashion, and sparkly, shiny things. My interests are all traditionally feminine pursuits. In other words, I’m a girly girl through and…

Lulu Meets Greece

Majority of my time in Greece was spent in Santorini, the famous Greek island characterized by immaculate white buildings topped with domes in the most pure blue to match the surrounding waters. It was an island full of firsts. We stayed in a grand villa, complete with a pool where Collin, the birthday boy, showed me…

Lumen Gentium

Growing up, I absolutely despised my name. My name is “Lumen Gentium”, which literally translates to “Light of the Nations” in Latin. Whenever I introduced myself to new people, I would have to either spell “Lumen” out or just let them call me by my nickname, Lulu. Never mind my second name! As a young…

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