During her semester abroad in Santiago de Chile, Sarah discovered her love for traveling and getting in touch with new cultures, people, and languages. After finishing her "Global Sales and Marketing" studies in Austria, she decided to go abroad and do a gap year.
Now, she's ended up at the language school Centro MundoLengua in the heart of Seville, enjoying eating tapas, speaking Spanish and being in touch with incredibly friendly people.
I am 22 years old and have already seen many many countries and cities in the world. One of the things I always thought is weird, but have now fallen in love with, is traveling alone. Traveling alone enables you to discover a city in a totally different way. You realize things you would not, do things you wouldn't otherwise do, and talk with people you might not have if you were traveling with somebody else.
I think one of my favorite travel memories was just two weeks ago when I went alone to Palma de Mallorca for a weekend. Since I am an outdoor sports lover, I rented a bike to just go to the coast in the south. I really missed riding a bike, I was used to it in Austria -- in Spain, I simply do not have a bike.
At the bike rental place, I got to know a super friendly man that I ended up speaking with for over an hour. In the end, he asked me if I was up for a hike the next day. You cannot imagine how happy I was! I had missed the Austrian mountains a lot, and I agreed to the hiking session.
We went on one of the most beautiful hikes ever. The weather was great, the company super friendly and the mountain and sights over the sea incredible, I will never forget that day!
Aside from that memory, I really enjoyed waking up on the Ko Phi Phi Islands in Thailand and going for a run, and going to sleep in the Atacama Desert in Chile during my semester abroad. I NEVER leave my running shoes at home when I travel.