This is a short interview that briefly explains how the students at Bambakofi Academy taught me what true happiness really is. I’m forever thankful and whenever I’m down I can think of the people I met and that image will always bring a smile to my face.
This is the video I made of Bryce, Grant, Reed, Jack, and I bungee jumping the Verzasca Damn.
Tags: Switzerland, Collin Medford, Study abroad, Goldeneye, Verzasca Damn, Bungee Jump, James Bond
This is without a doubt the most extreme thing I’ve ever done. Will have more videos up later this week from my travels to Kenya.
Thank you Mom and Dad.
Doing the Goldeneye jump today.
By Bernard Momanyi, 28 March 2013
Nairobi — Kenyans are nervously awaiting the decision of their country's Supreme Court as to whether president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in the March 4 election will stand.
Kenyatta's main rival, Raila Odinga, filed a legal challenge on March 16, prompting a two-week court process that will see judges reach a decision by March 30.
Nairobi — The Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Issack Hassan put up a robust challenge to Prime Minister Raila Odinga's petition, insisting that the March 4 General Election was faultless.
Through senior counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi, Hassan told Kenya's highest court that the election was not as in other third world countries that are mostly marred by violence, death, bribery, mass disenfranchisement, low voter turnout and tampering with election materials.
Tags: Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona, Barcelona vs. AC Milan, Collin Medford, Europe, La Sagrada Familia, Lugano Study Abroad, Picasso Museum, St. Christophers hostel Barcelona, Study Abroad Lugano 2013, top cathedral in europe, Tourism, Toursism Spain, traveling, Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech Study Abroad
I’m not going to sugarcoat this post because I’m busy with schoolwork and I’m preparing for my trip to Kenya in four days. I’m making an ambitious move and creating a documentary/promotional video for the NGO that our Lugano group is creating. Right now, most of my time is being devoted to creating the script and the story that I want to portray. It’s a huge undertaking, but I would have regrets if I didn’t document our time there. I will update you on this project before I leave.
Day 1: We checked into St. Christophers Hostel around noon and the AC Milan vs. Barcelona game was that day so the guys and I went to the Nike Store. They all bought official Barcelona jerseys with Messi on the back. I’ll admit it, they were dope, but I wasn’t going to the game so I bought a Barcelona hat instead. That night, we went to a local bar to watch the game. There was a group of 15 of us and we ended up getting front row seats on picnic like benches in front of the big screen projector. It was perfect and Barca ended up winning 4-0, which made for an unreal atmosphere. Fans were drinking, singing, chanting, and embracing each other’s company.
Day 2: It was pouring down rain the entire day. I made the most out of it and went to the Picasso Museum and then took the subway to La Sagrada Familia. I loved the Picasso Museum and remember feeling very inspired after seeing his work. It just goes to show what humans are capable of if they work hard and dedicate their whole life to something. La Sagrada has been my favorite cathedral so far. Poney up the Euro and go inside, it’s magnificent and unlike any cathedral I have been to in Europe. Antoni Gaudi outdid himself and his influence is seen throughout all of Barcelona. I didn’t get to see his other works in the city, which I regret, but If you like the weird different “Gaudi” style, visit his other famous sites such as, Park Guell and La Pedrera.
Day 3: I walked around by myself this day. I wanted to rent a moped, but when I arrived at the rental place it was closed. I was annoyed because it took me an hour to find the place, but was content with just walking around. I sat in a plaza for a couple hours right by the water and had pizza and beer. I walked along the water for a while and then went on the Transbordador gondola ride. It was a convenient way to get from the beach to Montjuïc and provided unreal views. I would consider this a tourist trap because I thought it was overpriced and you can get a similarish view from the top of La Sagrada.
In short, that was my Barcelona trip. One of my top three cities I have been to so far. If you study abroad Barcelona is a must go destination.