Category Archives: Travel

AW80D: London Part 2

All the Pretty Houses London is truly one of the world’s great cities. Its history reaches back about 6,500 years, and today is a center of the arts, global finance, fashion, education—almost everything. It is remarkably diverse, home to people representing countries all around the earth.

A city that draws cultures of the world to it? Where you can experience not only local customs and food, but also those from scores of other countries? That sounds like a great place for a study abroad program.

And that’s exactly why, every other year, Shoreline sends students there. This past fall quarter, two Shoreline students were there. Your next opportunity to follow in Dolphie’s footsteps will be fall quarter 2016. It’s never too early to start planning for your study abroad adventures (especially if you want scholarships): if you’re interested, contact us at studyabroad@shoreline.edu!

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(Two things: 1 – AW80D stands for Around the World in 80 Dolphies, wherein we follow the international adventures of Dolphie, mascot of Shoreline Community College; 2 – Credit where credit’s due, so thanks Wikipedia, and if you’d like to see where I got my information, just click the links.)

Croatia: Game of Thrones Edition

By Bracodbk (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Bracodbk (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Anybody remember this picture from our AW80D post on Croatia? Or do you perhaps remember it from somewhere else… maybe something you saw on Sunday night?

Yes! A shot from the most recent episode of Game of Thrones basically recreated this photo. This isn’t even close to the first time that the city has appeared in the show, though. According to roughguides.com, Dubrovnik, Croatia (the city in the photo) has been used as the setting for King’s Landing since the second season.

So Dolphie didn’t just go to Croatia—he went to Westeros. And you know what? I’m just going to admit it: I’m jealous. A jealous nerdy nerd.

So who’s up for a study abroad program in the Seven Kingdoms?

World Traveler Problems #11

The weekend after next, will I be feeling Charming European Town…

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“Piran Tartinijev trg”. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

or Horrifyingly Awesome Human Bone Art?

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“Kostnice03” by word_virus – kostnice03. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

#worldtravelerproblems

(Can anybody tell me in the comments what countries these pictures were taken in?)

AW80D: London Part 1

Statue

If New York City is the big apple, what large fruits or foods might the other great cities of the world be? Is London the giant mushy pea? (Actually, it’s The Old Smoke, but who’s counting anyway?) Considering the damp and general grayness (sound familiar?) which leads to brilliant green grasses, it might not be the most inaccurate moniker. Especially since The Emerald City is already taken.

One particular aspect of London that Dolphie focused on during his stop there was the transportation. The big red buses, the black cabs, the underground (aka the tube, which looking at the picture in the slideshow below now makes perfect sense)—I don’t quite get why, but London’s means of getting around sure seem to have a habit of becoming iconic.

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If you were a Londoner, how would you prefer to get around?

(Two things: 1 – AW80D stands for Around the World in 80 Dolphies, wherein we follow the international adventures of Dolphie, mascot of Shoreline Community College; 2 – Credit where credit’s due, so thanks Wikipedia and the Daily Mail, and if you’d like to see where I got my information, just click the links.)

Notte Bianca Firenze (or: How to Party All Night in Florence)

Last weekend, Shoreline’s student in Florence experienced Notte Bianca Firenze, or White Night. What is White Night, you ask? Florence Web Guide explains it like this:

“Shops and museums stay open in the evening, the squares and alleys of the city are alive with street performances, music, DJ sessions, food stands, cultural talks, video and film showings and a grand buzz of people and activity which carries on til sunrise the next day.”

Check out some pictures, courtesy of @NotteBiancaFi on Twitter:

Mondi Luminosi al per

4 scatti di Martina Lorenzon e Linda Gramigan