It’s been a little over one month since I returned home from Vienna. I packed my bags, said my goodbyes, and jumped on a plane to the land of the free and the home of the brave. As much as I was excited to see my family and few close friends, I was not yet … Continue reading Life after Vienna.
At the very beginning of the semester I signed up to go to Krakow, Poland, with my university's Buddy Network. It was to last four days and three nights, and would include a tour of the Tyskie Brewery, a guided city tour, optional Polish dinners, a trip the the Auschwitz Death Camp and summer sledding … Continue reading Krakow, Auschwitz and the unfortunate fate of 1.5 million Jews.
Although Vienna is my favorite city in the world, it is certain that Austria has even more to offer. For instance, a short three hours away by train is the beautiful city of Salzburg. Packed with charming white and grey buildings with pastel colored rooftops of blue and green and surrounded by mountains covered with … Continue reading The hills are alive with the sound of music!
"Your car is German. Your vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your tea is Tamil. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers Arabic, your letters Latin. And you complain that … Continue reading CHANGE
My university semester schedule is a little more than amazing. I typically have class three days a week. More importantly, I had the entire month of April off to travel around Europe. Okay, so I might have skipped a class or two to make that possible, but it was well worth it. The first week … Continue reading EUROTRIP 2011 – Better than the movie!
Culture differences can be exciting. Especially when it comes to school. For instance. I never would have thought I'd find myself sipping wine with any of my professors in college. However, here in Austria, I did! The professor of the beginning German class I am in missed our first day of class because issues came … Continue reading A taste of culture through a taste of wine!
I have no idea. However, this morning I did sit in on one in Bratislava, Slovakia. If only I could understand a word the priest was saying… Tess and I woke up at 6:30 this morning to meet my my “buddy,” Christina, and her mother at the bus station near her house. Of course, our … Continue reading What do Catholics do during Mass?
I am completely, perfectly and incandescently in love.. with my life. Okay, so I stole part of that sentence from a line in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film, but really, that is how I feel. Actually, words cannot describe the happiness that pumps through this heart of mine. I wake up every morning to … Continue reading The thought of home
Less than three hours on a bus and Tess, Sara and I found ourselves in Budapest, the beautiful capital of Hungary. We arrived at the bus station, traveled on Europe’s oldest metro line towards Octogon and walked until we found our hostel. This was my very first hostel experience and it was a great one. … Continue reading Budapest, Hungary (27.2.11- 1.3.11)
ONCE UPON A FLIGHT to Europe, there was a young American girl named Alyssa whose excitement (after long hours of sitting in one seat) had turned into sleepiness and a backache. When Alyssa looked up with zoning eyes just in time to see that she was being offered an egg sandwich by a scary, green … Continue reading Horror stories and happy endings.