Tag - Travel

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It’s London, baby!
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When in Rome
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24 hours in Florence, Italy
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Floating in Venice, Italy
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An Action Pact Weekend
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Switzerland and All It’s Glory
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A Journey to the European Capital
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The Grand Adventure of Offenburg, Germany
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My European Summer
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The Most Beautiful City in the World

It’s London, baby!

My last stop on my way to school was London, England! All while I was there I could only think of the Friends episode where the gang goes to London and Joey says the whole trip, “It’s London, baby!” Anyways, it was sad because my whirlwind tour of Europe was coming to a close, but I was also excited to get to school. We flew in from Rome, and got there at about midnight. We got to see the changing of the guard, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the London Eye. We also got some pretty bomb fish and chips. Surprisingly enough, it only rained once while we were there and it was only for like an hour. I think I will be partial to London since it is the country where I have been going to school, but anyone who actually lives in the UK isn’t too fond of London. Hopefully I will be able to go back soon!

When in Rome

Rome, Italy was the 7th stop on my way to school! We got to see the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain! Basically walked the entire city of Rome in one day, but it was so worth it!

Floating in Venice, Italy

The fifth stop on my way to the UK was Venice! Apparently the sea levels are rising, so soon Venice might be completely underwater (according to a random article on the internet) so you should go visit soon if you want to see it! I would most definitely recommend the floating city!

An Action Pact Weekend

This past weekend the MNU Serve Team Action Pact went to Hays, Kansas on a quick three day trip to help out a start up church called The Vine. Action Pact is MNU’s improv travel team. When we are asked, we travel to different events, churches, and youth groups  to perform impov as well as skits.

The drive down to Hays took about 5 1/2 hours in our 11 person van. But we found ways to entertain ourselves.

 

When we arrived in Hays we met with the pastor and went to the church (which is held in a coffee shop) and did a little improv!

We stayed in the pastor’s basement which had a stuffed black bear in it.

Elisa with a taxidermist bear

On Saturday we went door to door in neighborhoods and trailer parks inviting people to the church. We traveled in groups of two or four. It was heartbreaking and eye opening to see the need for Jesus in Hays. Every single one of our groups had at least one door slammed in our face the second we mentioned the word ‘church’.

On the reverse we spoke to people who were very grateful to have us come by their house and speak with them. Christian was my partner for going door to door and we were able to pray with many people. We prayed for a man who was homeless, a man who had a disease in his legs, and a gentleman’s unborn daughter.

One of the trailer parks we went door to door in

Trailer park and the team of students I traveled with

On Sunday Action Pact performed the skit The Old Testament in 20 Minutes at The Vine Church.

Justin tells Alex something in the skit

Christian and Alex put up thier arms to build a house over blakes head

Action Pact performing The Old Testament in 20 Minutes at The Vine Church.

It was a great weekend but it was exhausting.

Action Pact members sleep on couches before performance.

On Sunday after lunch we headed back to Olathe!

Action Pact team selfie

Overall it was an excellent weekend! If you are a current MNU student or a prospective student I would suggest that you join an MNU Serve Team one year that you are on campus!

Stay classy,

Elisa

 

 

 

Switzerland and All It’s Glory

Switzerland was my fourth stop on the way to NTC. It was seriously one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my entire life. It quite literally takes your breath away. The place that we stayed, when you opened your window you could see the mountains and hear a waterfall. We also took a boat across the crystal clear lake to take a mountain train up Mount Seelisburg and hiked the rest of the way. This is one of the countries that I would go back to in a heartbeat.

A Journey to the European Capital

There are two kinds of places I enjoy visiting. The first one is any place with an interesting ancient history. The second kind is any place that has a significant role in our world nowadays, and Brussels surely is one of those places. It is a beautiful centre of the European Union. In the eyes of Europeans, Brussels is a symbol of wealth and prosperity, however, I realized very quickly that the city had two different faces. I chose Brussels as my destination, because I wanted to see where I am going to work one day. Yes, I want to[…]

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The Grand Adventure of Offenburg, Germany

My third stop on my way to school was Offenburg, Germany. Funny story. Actually we were planning on going to Munich, but we didn’t buy our train tickets until the day of (and therefore didn’t know the times of the trains going to Munich) and ended up missing our train. We could then either stay another night in Paris, or just get on the next train that was going somewhere (anywhere) in Germany. Obviously from the title of this blog, we chose the latter.

Paris was my favorite city, but we did want to see Germany. Offenburg was a cute little town that was kind of on the border of Germany and France. The other exciting thing about all of this was that we had no idea where we were staying once we got to Germany. Our train got in at like 11 at night. We got out of the train station and walked across the street to the only thing that was open, which was the pub, and hoped they spoke English. They pointed us down the street to a hotel and luckily it was a pretty nice hotel, but not too overly priced. Basically we ended up staying in Germany for less than 24 hours, but it was definitely a grand adventure.

My European Summer

Let me tell you about my summer in Europe that was definitely something else! After spending ten months in the United States, I had this strange feeling that I would be a tourist in my own country. I was looking forward to spending some time back home in the Czech Republic. I missed my family, my girlfriend and the “right” meal portions that don’t make you fat after one week. I also missed the simplicity of expressing my thoughts in my mother tongue. All of this was my source of thrill. However, after my plane landed in Prague and my[…]

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