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When in Lausanne…

When in Lausanne…

Share The top things to do in Lausanne: The Olympic Museum of the International Olympic Committee.  Lausanne is the home of the IOC and this museum displays memorabilia from past Olympics, such as the torches and medals, along with gear signed and on loan from athletes, including Muhammed Ali. The Cathedral:  This is an exemplary…

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Where to see Munich’s city center

Share If you climb all 306 steps of St. Peter’s Church in Munich’s city center, you will be rewarded with an amazing view of the city, even on a rainy day.

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HOPE provided through sports

HOPE provided through sports

Share “This exhibitions aims to underline and demonstrate how what is captured on the screen of the individual memory becomes part of the collective memory; how spontaneous gestures have become a sigh of openess and a symbol of hope.” This quote begins a journey through Olympic history and how sports provide hope for all people…

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Protected: Milan takes over Marienplatz

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Protected: Sneak Peak of Bavarian Budget Dining for Kickstarter VIPs

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Tobogganing gone awry

Share So, the Bissells and Chris are not the only ones who have been sledding in the Alps. Saturday Megan, Sarah, Lindsey and I tackled the Eiger Run on our rented toboggans–15 CHF each for the day. The weather was a little intimidating. We could barely see 5 feet in front of us, but the…

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Munich’s Dark Side, After Dark

Munich’s Dark Side, After Dark

Share A few nights ago I ventured out on my own, successfully – and slightly smugly – navigating the public transportation of Munich solo after being unable to convince anyone to join me on a Ghost Tour of the city after dark. And I’m so glad I did; it was entirely worth walking home alone…

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The Tragic Tale of the Goethe-Elefant

Share Before you read this, I warn you: This is no tale for the faint of heart. In fact it might be quite the tear-jerker, especially if you harbor a love for pachyderms, as I know so many in the great state of Alabama, particularly around our dear university, do. Once upon a time, there…

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Every story has a beginning.

Every story has a beginning.

Share In 1812, brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first edition of Children’s and Household Tales, more commonly known as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, which contained many stories of discovering magic, overcoming hardships and learning lessons. Some of the most famous of these tales are ones we still know and cherish today. For example, Cinderella, Snow White,…

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Lunch in Lauterbrunnen

Lunch in Lauterbrunnen

Share After meeting many vital people to Murren’s transportation for Breanna’s story, our amazing guide Anne-Marie Goetschi brought us to lunch at Hotel Silberhorn in Lauterbrunnen. Breanna, Emily, Katie and I were very full when we left to say the least… Barley soup Salad Main course Emily’s Swiss “hashbrowns” Dessert As you can see we…

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