Postcards in Prato

Jessica Sullivan

Spring Break abroad

So let me just start out by saying how amazing Morocco was. I had such an amazing time. It was so hot and nice out. The camel riding and ATVing in the desert were amazing. The hostel was beautiful, and we got to swim in the pool there. I would highly recommend going to Morocco if you ever get the chance! It’s such a beautiful place.

Jess and her friends Cassidy and Marissa in Ireland (Photo provided by Jess Sullivan/Charger Bulletin photo)
Jess and her friends Cassidy and Marissa in Ireland (Photo provided by Jess Sullivan/Charger Bulletin photo)

After I got back from Morocco, it was back to reality with midterm week. Midterm week is just as stressful in Italy as it is at UNH, but thankfully midterms are now over and Spring Break is about to start.

For Spring Break, I traveled to Amsterdam, Dublin and London. For these flights, we were only allowed a small carry-on and one personal item. I had to fit ten days’ worth of clothes, toiletries, and electronics, all while leaving space for gifts in my backpack. I’m starting to feel like a real backpacker.

Now, Spring Break is pretty much over and I’ve never been so sad before. I don’t want to go back! I’ve had the most amazing time. I traveled with two of my best friends, Cassidy and Marissa, and it has been so much fun.

We were in Amsterdam first. I loved everything about it there. It was so beautiful and had a very laid back vibe. We also had really good food and Amsterdam had the most amazing french fry stands. We learned to take the public bus and navigated around the canals. We went to the bench where they filmed a scene in the film The Fault In Our Stars. We also saw the huge “I Amsterdam” sign and we climbed on top of it. It was the biggest struggle getting down, though.

My favorite place was Dublin, Ireland. We got to spend Saint Patrick’s Day in Dublin; it’s been on my bucket list to do that and now I can check it off! We went to Saint Patrick’s cathedral and also visited the Cliffs of Mohar. It was so beautiful and one of the most amazing places I have ever been. The food and people and atmosphere in Ireland are unlike any place I have ever been. Everyone’s so friendly and the food tastes so good. I would move there in a heartbeat. It’s my new favorite place I’ve been; it was the worst thing ever getting on the plane to leave.

We’re still in London now, but we leave really soon. We saw the London staples, like Big Ben and the London Eye. This trip has been one of the greatest, most exhausting and challenging yet life-changing trips I have ever been one. I’ve been to so many great places with even greater friends. It has been such a life changing experience and one I will never forget.