Surviving Stockholm

Two weekends ago I went to Stockholm. It was awesome, but it was also probably the coldest and most difficult weekend to get through of my life. Two weeks into my battle with tonsillitis, I woke up early Friday morning with the worst sore throat I had ever experienced and headed to the airport. After […]

Weekend in Lviv

Not many people are venturing into Ukraine these days, so when I found out there was a cheap and easy way for me to travel to Lviv, it seemed like an opportunity not to be missed. The trip was an adventure from the very beginning, and though it wasn’t without stressful moments, my weekend in […]

Beyond the Borders of Krakow

I’ve had the chance to visit a couple of other Polish cities so far and for some reason it feels pretty weird to be in Poland but not in Krakow. Each city has been so different that it seems like I might as well be in a totally different country, only I can still sort […]

The Big Graduation Day

We have successfully completed level A1 of the Polish language! After a not too terribly difficult final exam, we were awarded our fancy Polish diplomas and our sweet professor invited us all over to her apartment where she prepared cups of tea, introduced us to homemade plum jam (plums are extremely popular in Poland) and […]

No Longer Tourists

Dzien Dobry! I’ve only been in Krakow for a week, but my roommates agree with me that it feels like it’s been at least a month. I don’t know why, but time seems to be moving in slow motion and I can’t say I’m mad about it. The group of us are settling in here […]

Discovering Krakow: Weekend #1

After 3 delayed flights, 2 near-missed connections and 20 hours of travel, here I am! Krakow! The five of us arrived Friday afternoon and after dropping our stuff off at our apartments and getting acquainted, we were immediately whisked off to begin a weekend of tours and orientations. My apartment is about a twenty-minute walk […]

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