Posts Categorized: AmeriSpan Blogs

München mag dich! A 48 Hour Munich Marathon

By Julie L. After stepping off the ICE at Hauptbahnhof Central Station, my traveling partner and I followed the ‘Ausgang' signs, found our hostel, and settled in while watching an episode of German-dubbed Simpsons. We took out our guidebooks and planned our single day in Munich before running through the rain across the street to… Read more »

Tokyo, Meg Ryan & Jon Bon Jovi

By Ria Capone – AmeriSpan Staff In fall of 2005 I found myself at the Narita Airport in Japan. Sometimes I wonder how it is that I got there. Well, I know how I “physically” got there. I got there by enduring a sixteen-hour plane ride where I seemed to be the only passenger who… Read more »

The REAL Flamenco in Sevilla

By Mike Schaller – AmeriSpan Staff I wanted to study abroad because I had never been outside of the States and a semester in Spain cost the same as a semester in State College, PA. Seemed like a no-brainer. I knew it'd be fun, but I had NO idea what was really in store. I… Read more »

Hong Kong

By Donna Van Buren – AmeriSpan Staff Busy, peaceful, chaotic, serene, energized, playful, relaxed, modern, traditional, and … These are all words I used in postcards sent to family and friends on my visit to Hong Kong. This was my 1st adventure in Asia and it was a good choice. Without a guidebook, or even… Read more »

Thailand: The Land of Smiles

By Donna Van Buren – AmeriSpan Staff Having spent 2 years living in Thailand, I feel cliché in referring to Thailand with the sometimes overused marketing phrase ‘The Land of Smiles;' but truth be told, there is no better way to describe Thailand and its people. So you may not speak the same language, (at… Read more »

Travel Portugal – Part Three

By Beth Klemick Our last day in Lisbon was spent at the Parque das Nacoes, which was home to the Expo '98 world exposition with the theme of "The Oceans: A Heritage for the Future", befitting to this seafaring nation. The Expo helped to revitalize the city and increase the international tourism market. Although the… Read more »

Travel Portugal – Part Two

By Beth Klemick Did you know that Lisbon has a sister bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco? While our very friendly Portuguese taxi driver was pointing out the club scene along the Tagus Riverfront, my attention was solely on the bridge we were about to pass. If you forgot about where you… Read more »

Portugal Trip – Part One

By Beth Klemick Sunny, brilliant Portugal, how I wish I was back there now. Fall is here in Philadelphia, and the temperature is becoming cold. In late September, my boyfriend and I traveled to and spent eight wonderful days between Lisbon and Armacao de Pera in the Algarve. It was a perfect balance of city,… Read more »