By Allison Perez
The Atlantic Ocean is a single body of water that we often use the same adjectives to describe, but you have to remember that it covers 22% of the Earth and spans over 41 million square miles.
The land that the Atlantic touches in the United States is very different than that of that of the land in Portugal. As someone who grew up swimming in the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach, Virginia, I was excited to leave the busy city of Lisbon, Portugal to spend the day on the beach of Caiçais only 45 minutes away. I stepped off of the bus, breathed in the salty air, and caught a glimpse of the fishing boats bobbing in the waves and I felt very close to home, even though I was 3,400 miles away. But when I looked around and took in the statues, tiled buildings and sidewalks, and palm trees, I realized I was, indeed, very far from home.
Every six years, members of the Christian faith from all over Europe grab their walking sticks and supportive shoes to begin the march to Santiago De Compostela, Spain.
By Caitlin Thompson
Many states, cities, provinces, and or autonomies of different nations across the globe are distinct from others because of some renowned object, city, food, or landscape. Often times people attribute certain places with specific landmarks for example the Statue of Liberty in New York City, New York, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, and the Coliseum in Rome, Italy.
In Salamanca, Spain the most familiar and well-known feature that will forever stick in my mind when thinking of my weeks here, is La Plaza Mayor. Although photographs can be taken to capture both the grandeur and chaos that exists in the plaza, in order to fully appreciate the livelihood and humanized characteristics of La Plaza Mayor, one must amble through it at all times of the day, for dawn in the plaza is much different than dusk, a Monday much different from a Saturday and a rainy day much different from a sunny day.