Christmas Comes Early to Budapest

I awoke Saturday morning to a text from my roommate with an announcement that it was snowing outside! Being from Southern California and never having seen snow before, I immediately bolted from my bed and raced to the living room window. Sure enough, she was right. There were white things falling from the sky! It […]

Balancing Act

There are dozens of things that I have to manage during my time studying aboard, but the balancing act is not as hard as it seems. One of the fun challenges is deciding if I want to travel on the weekends or stay in my host city. Traveling in Europe is much easier and less […]

Seven Wonders of Istanbul

Merhaba! This past weekend, I celebrated my Taylor Swift birthday year (22!) with a trip to Istanbul, Turkey! Visiting Istanbul, the fifth largest city in the world, has been on my bucket list for years and I was thrilled to finally get the chance to go. From my trip, I compiled a list of the […]

Kicking It in Krakow

Witamy to Poland! A couple of weeks ago, I went on an API-sponsored excursion to the Polish city of Kraków. We took a night train embarking from Budapest and everyone was so excited since it reminded us of the Hogwarts Express train except with bunks in each cable car. Imagine a sleepover with a bunch […]

Krakow, a Medieval City with a Twist

Kraków is a quaint magical city that kept me enticed the whole weekend. I knew nothing about the city before going, but that is what made my experience phenomenal. Like most European cities, Kraków has a rich history that is told through the architecture and the neighborhoods. The city center kept me busy the whole […]

A Tale of Two B’s

After living and spending time in both Central and Eastern Europe, I decided to switch it up and head to Western Europe last weekend into Barcelona’s warm embrace. With me living in Budapest right now, it was only fitting for me to jet set off to another major city with the same beginning consonant. Not […]

Independent Wanderer

My favorite places to go in Budapest have come from wandering. Travel websites are helpful, but I love to find new restaurants, coffee shops, and stores by walking aimlessly around different neighborhoods. Side streets hold a hidden world to local businesses that never cease to amaze me. Don’t get me wrong, using the main streets […]

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