Barcelona, Spain Day #3

It was not until my trip to Barcelona that I realized the incredible beauty and influence that Antoni Gaudi brought to the city. It is because of him that Barcelona is more than just a lovely Spanish beach town, his contributions to the city – La…

Barcelona, Spain Day #2

Choosing hostels to stay in while traveling abroad can become a hassle. Hostelworld.com ended up being my go-to website during the past five months and that is how I came across The Black Swan. The rating was great – understandably – as was the staff and…

Barcelona, Spain Day #1

When you study abroad in London, you’re spoiled with the number of airport options you can fly out of to visit another place. By the time my trip to Barcelona had come around, I had already flown out of two of England’s airports, Heathrow and…

Amsterdam, Holland Day #3

You can capture the essence of the Dutch people in the movement of the canals and the nature of the parks on the weekend. We were shocked by the Red Light District the previous night, because it was such a huge contrast from what the…

Amsterdam, Holland Day #2

Amsterdam, Holland Day #2

Woohoo! Amsterdam day two! Thankful that we had gone to bed early, the next morning Ben and I were able to wake up a bit after the sunrise to a beautiful – and cold – day. The heat in the Airbnb was not working and…

Amsterdam, Holland Day #1

Amsterdam, Holland Day #1

Something I’ve learned these past few months in Europe is that the cheapest way to travel is never going to be the easiest. At this point I have done just about every form of transportation – plane, bus, train, ferry – and when you include…

Paris, France Day #4

Paris, France Day #4

February 14th seems ages ago now… but that just goes to show that I have been having so much fun that I’ve become about a month behind on my travel posts… *yikes*. Tis the season for final papers and coursework that’s worth 60% of my…

Paris, France Day #3

Paris, France Day #3

Waking up a bit later than usual, Ben and I were both still fighting off some sort of bug, (I guess that’s the price you pay to travel through airports so frequently) Ben and I kicked off our third day in Paris with, you guessed it,…

Paris, France Day #2 (Pt.2)

Paris, France Day #2 (Pt.2)

Actually, in a few hours it was time for us to head down to the pier for a boat cruise with crêpes and champagne. (Does life get any better than this !?) The Eiffel Tour was most definitely looking down on us in approval. This was…

Paris, France Day #2 (Pt.1)

Paris, France Day #2 (Pt.1)

If there is one thing that makes getting out of bed super early in the morning a little bit easier, it is the fact that there is a delicious fresh crêpe awaiting your arrival at the end of the block. I tried out un crêpe…