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Erika Lewis in Salzburg

Reflecting on studying in Salzburg, Austria

In law school, students often find themselves spending overtime in a corner at the library with nothing to look at except a book with too small of print. So you can only imagine how good it feels for students to have the luxury of finding a corner café, ordering some fantastic Austrian food, and  people […]

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Quarry Road

The Quarry Road hike is an easy one. It’s only five miles with a half mile incline.  It’s located in the Auburn State Recreation Area.  There are tons of trailheads in that area with various levels of difficulty. We hiked alongside the river for about 2 miles. Beginning our hike with the group. The quarry […]

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Migrating Bald Eagles Hike

In an effort to keep healthy with minimal effort, I signed up for several hiking Meetup groups in Sacramento.  Meetup groups are organized by people with common interests.  There are meetup groups for practically everything out there.  Check it out here. I’ve gone on three hikes with them and will attempt to document those hikes […]

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The Hague

I apologize for not updating more regularly. I finished up my internship with IBJ in Geneva and moved to The Hague last Sunday. Here are a few photos from my first weekend in The Hague. The farmer’s market in The Hague is the largest in The Netherlands…possibly all of Europe.     Dinner at a […]

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Life in Geneva

While most of my adventures in Switzerland have required a trip by train, there are also so many things to do around Geneva.  During Bastille Day, my little town of Ferney-Voltaire put on a celebration with fireworks. They even reconstructed Voltaire’s voice to read a short passage before the fireworks. My coworkers and I after […]

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Switzerland and Disneyland

My co-workers and I joke that Switzerland is like Disneyland because the prices are inflated and there’s the Matterhorn.  My roommate and I spent the weekend hiking in Zermatt, which is famous for the Matterhorn. My roommate and I didn’t understand the appeal of the Matterhorn. But that didn’t stop us from taking dozens of […]

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Charming Chamonix

Weekend update: I went hiking in the French Alps on Saturday. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as the “French” Alps. I promise that it is a real place, even though it looks like we hiked along a photo backdrop.  We (Church group and I) took the tram up to Flegere, which […]

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Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique! World Music Festival. This weekend, the entire city of Geneva came out to the music festival. There were hundreds of different acts in some of the most beautiful places in Geneva. The best part: it was all FREE! The city placed pianos all around Geneva in train stations, parks, and streets […]

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International Bridges to Justice

You might not have picked this up from my other posts, but I’m in Geneva as an intern for International Bridges to Justice. You can read more about it here.  This is Desmond Tutu on International Bridges to Justice. My current project is to create e-learning courses for attorneys in Vietnam with the purpose of increasing […]

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Swiss Alps, Yodeling optional

I took a weekend trip to Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken, and Bern. Interlaken is the place to be for adrenaline junkies. Depending on your budget, you can go hang gliding, paragliding, canyoning (water tunnels in caves that they push you through), kayaking, white water rafting, and sky diving. There’s also a bunch of free things to do. […]

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