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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Romanian Romance

My weekend in Romania resembles much of a love story. Just a warning: it is your typical love story. Typical if you’ve ever travelled anywhere and fell hopelessly in love with the places you visit. With most love stories, things can get sticky. And things got sticky when I encountered my first love triangle this […]

Being a Pest in Budapest

Alas! I have finally made it and survived my first week in Hungary! Having never flown to another country, nevertheless a whole other continent, it was nerve-wracking but I quickly overcame my pre-departure jitters. I never imagined myself falling in love with Budapest so fast. It still feels surreal to me that I am living […]