This week I did not leave Plymouth States campus so to fight for inspiration on this traveling blog I decided to put in some tips that I have collected from one of my experiences studying abroad. I am not a weathered traveler but I did make a lot of mistakes and my tips are my corrections. A year ago I traveled by myself to Germany it was a great trip but traveling to a different country will definitely have its experiences if not prepared.
One tip is learn some simple words. Although I went to visit my friend who was able to translate for me, when I was in the airport I had no idea what any signs meant. Personally I already think airports are difficult to navigate. So that was very difficult not knowing what anything meant. I thought I could just google translate. But with no service that is a difficult task.
Another lesson I learned is Europeans dress a lot nicer then Americans. I felt very out of place wearing something like basketball shorts. I correction I would say is that I probably should of packed a lot more business casual.
This week I furthered my traveling back home to meet with my trainer in Clinton Massachusetts. Myself being a football player here for the school I consistently end up with injuries but for the most part the training staff here are available to help out. Just on this occasion they were not around due to having to work with the in season sport. So I decided since I needed to get things from back home I would make a trip to meet with my trainer and stop home.
It was a total of 4 hours of traveling so I left after my last class at 1245. The injury I sustained was that I popped my rib out while I was lifting so I needed it to be put back into place. This has happened many times to me so it just reoccurs. My trainer works at achieve performance in Clinton and he is a life saver. After the 2 hour ride into Clinton he fixed me up and then I was able to catch up with a bunch of the guys down there.
I departed from Massachusetts at 7 and made it back to Plymouth at 9. Overall very productive and I am happy I made it
On Tuesday the 4th I decided to make a trip down to Boston for the Super Bowl Parade. The trip down was hectic enough before we even made it to the actual parade. Since I am on the football team I had a commitment to morning lift which started at 6 am and ended at 715. After that ended we were able to prepare for the trip down. With all of the traffic we were in the car for 3 hours before we arrived at the parking spot. Things that I learned is I probably should of done a lot more research prior to getting their. We had to “wing” it to figure out trains and what stop to get off of. Surprisingly we made it on time and we were able to catch the entire parade. Although the amount of time traveled was absurd the trip to see Tom Brady was 100% worth it.