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When in Rome


Last month my friends and I decided to take a spontaneous weekend trip to Rome. We didn’t really plan out what we were going to do when we got there or what we wanted to see (although we did know a few key spots – thanks to the Lizzie McGuire movie), but we knew that we couldn’t go home in December without seeing Rome first! 1,175 more words


Pardon My French

It’s been quite awhile since I last blogged anything, woops. I spent an entire week in Portugal for our Educational Field Trip, and when we got back Friday night I was in for a rude awakening: midterms to study for, speeches to write, reading to do, laundry, and way too much on my plate to even think about writing a blog post. 1,047 more words

Layers of History: Pretending to be Indiana Jones in San Clemente

Walking through the streets of Rome is a journey through the entire history of Europe. Wherever you turn there is something new demanding your promptest attention, and to some people it might seem overwhelming. 701 more words



Quito liegt auf 2850m.. zum Glück gings gut mit der Höhe – ausser etwas aus der Puste zu kommen beim Treppensteigen im Hotel – noch nicht einmal Kopfschmerzen. 930 more words


At the Heart of Europe on a Shoestring (Part Six)

Budapest: Jewel of Danube

Author’s Note: This is the part six of my travel in Europe last December 2013

In the morning of Christmas Eve after a good breakfast of pancakes, Miroslav helped me with my luggage going to Autobusova Stanica Bratislava (Bratislava Central Bus Terminal) Before I left their house, her mother, packed some food for me that serves as a gift and also something to eat for the 2 hour and 45 minute journey to Budapest which is my next destination. 772 more words