A Dubliner's Guide to Donuts: Top 10 Places to Try

Nov 21, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

Elizabeth is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Elizabeth lists the top 10 donut places to try in Dublin.

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On the second day of living in Dublin, my friends and I wandered through the streets ready to explore what the city had to offer. When wandering down Grafton Street, we decided to walk up to a cute, aesthetically pleasing shop full of donuts. This was our first encounter with donuts in Dublin and since then we have made it our mission to explore the variety of donut shops the city has to offer. I ‘donut’ know about you, but it was difficult to choose which to start with. Here is a list of my top 10 favorite donut shops in Dublin (with ratings) for a donut lover.

1. Boomerang - 4/10

When walking through city center, one frequently comes across Boomerang donuts. Located in stores such as Spar and Centra, these donuts are good for a quick bite.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Top 10, Food in Dublin

Top 10 Places to Visit in Sydney Using Public Transportation

Nov 8, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole lists 10 places you can visit in Sydney using your Opal card and public transportation.

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Thanks Nicole!

Nicole's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Top 10, Transportation

National Pasta Day: 4 Study Abroad Food Experiences in Florence

Oct 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

No matter where you study abroad, food will always be an important part of your experience. It's always good to learn about each country's delicacies and appreciate how they're made. For National Pasta Day, we've compiled 4 food experiences our students have had with pasta on their study abroad program in Florence.  

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1. First Week Finds: Fantastic Food in Florence

After CAPA alumna Marte Eggleston's first week in Florence, she followed her foodie instincts and explored the local grocery stores to see what they had. There were some similarities to the grocery stores back home, but to her surprise she found numerous types of pasta—more than she expected!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Top 10, Food in Florence

10 Interesting Facts About Dublin

Oct 3, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Before you travel to the largest city and capital of Ireland, we're here to inform you of a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities—Dublin!

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1. Landmarks

Dublin's beauty is undeniable. Whether it's natural or manmade, the structures in this global city are breathtaking and dates back to several hundred years ago. One of the most popular Dublin landmarks is the Dublin Castle. As the oldest castle in Dublin, it has served as a site for various government purposes. Opened in 1204, Dublin Castle has stood the test of time and several rounds of restoration.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Top 10

10 Interesting Facts about London

Sep 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Before you travel to the one of the world's most visited cities in the United Kingdom, we're here to inform you of a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities—London!

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1. Language

While we all know that English is the main language of communication in London, you'll also hear other languages such as Polish, Mandarin, Punjabi, French, Spanish, and Arabic in various communities. This is just a sampling of more than 300 languages spoken in the city!

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Posted in: London, England, Top 10

Top 10 Travel Blogs You Should Read

Sep 19, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

Before you go abroad abroad it’s great to read up on travel stories from where you’ll be heading. It may highlight the best restaurants or museums, but in general, blogs providde great insight into a culture. There are thousands of travel blogs online, sp we’ve narrowed it down to the top ten you help you learn valuable information about new countries before you arrive.

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1. The Blond Abroad

Kiersten, like many other travel bloggers, left her high paying job to chase her dreams. She now travels around the world posting blogs and videos to her site, providing travel advice and consultation to people all around the globe. Her photography is fantastic, and she has been to some incredible locations.

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10 Interesting Facts about Florence

Sep 12, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

Before you travel to this charming Italian town, we’re here to inform you of a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities- Florence!

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1. Navigation

Out of all the cities in Europe, Florence became the first with paved streets in 1939.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Top 10

10 Interesting Facts about Sydney

Sep 5, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

Before you travel to the capital of Australia, we’re here to inform you of a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities!

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1. Population

The population of Sydney is just over 5 million people! The median age of these Sydney-siders is 36 years of age.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Top 10

10 Things That Will Remind You of Your Trips Abroad

Aug 29, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

Picture this: you’ve just come back from you’re trip abroad and you have so many great stories to tell. You visited some incredible sites, ate delicious food, and made friends from all around the world. But no matter how hard you try, with time, holding on to these memories will become more and more difficult. Because we'd never want you to forget a second of your time abroad, here's a list of things you can do to preserve and cherish your memories!

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1. Buy similar mementos from each city you visit

When you’re traveling, one of the best places to buy small trinkets is from vendors on the street. These gifts will be cheaper and perhaps more relevant to the city than items you’d find in larger shops. In each place you visit, it might be a good idea to buy a fridge magnet, a snow-globe, or something similar in order to remember each place you've been. After a few cities, your collection will start to grow and you’ll have memories from all over the world.

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Posted in: Life After Study Abroad, Top 10

Top 10 Free Things to Do in London

Aug 18, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_CorissaWurth_London_Headshot.pngCorissa is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Psychology major at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Corissa tells us the best 10 free things to do in London (great on a budget!).

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Thanks Corissa!

Corissa's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: London, England, Activities Abroad, Top 10

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