The City of Lights.

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Paris, Paris… What a city. Filled with mystery and magic, walking the streets felt as though I was walking through a dream. We explored Versailles, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the streets, Notre Dame, Montmartre — it was mystical and exciting. Paris will forever have my heart and I must return many times in the future. Oh, and when we flew back in through Pisa, we checked out that tower for the first time — as you can see, I’m pulling a James Dean with my casual lean. Anywho, ciao for now, darlings!

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Bavarian Adventure.

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Munich, Germany. Of all the places I’ve ventured thus far, this city completely owns my heart. The people, the places, and my God, the beers — I am head over heels. We stayed in this hostel called “The Tent” for 10.50 Euro a night and it was the most fun I’ve ever had. It was literally a huge, 100 person tent with campgrounds and cheap food. I mean, really, what more could a wary traveller ask for? Beyond our awesome accommodations, we went to the Dachau concentration camp and learned the history of that haunted place, walked through the English Gardens, visited numerous beer gardens, and enjoyed every second of our three day stay. If you ever want a place to travel, Munich is it. Ciao for now, darlings!

Home Away From Home.

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Florence, Florence. It’s strange to me how in just a month, a place that once seemed so foreign now feels like a home away from home. It probably has to do with my amazing pensione family and roommates, the welcoming nature of the city, and the endless maze of outdoor markets. As you can tell, I’ve spent many a night wandering and looking for a prime spot to perch, eat a take away pizza, pop open a bottle of wine, and chill with friends whilst watching one of these beautiful sunsets. A city with an electric daytime energy smoothly transitions to tranquil nights through these calming natural phenomenas. Ah yes, this is the life indeed.

The Amalfi Coast

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Oh, the gorgeousness of this place! The Amalfi Coast was brilliant — we stayed in a trendy hostel on Sorrento and explored the coast eagerly in the three days we had there. We visited Positano, Capri, and Pompeii and leisurely enjoyed the beachy comforts of coastal life. I could go on and on about this beautiful place, but I’ll just let these pictures do the explaining for me. Ciao for now, darlings!

Budapest, Hungary.

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Oh, Budapest. This city was majestic — rain and all. I was completely entranced. From the first moment I stepped off of the train and  onto the wrong bus to the very last when I hurried to catch my 7 am train, I was filled with an awe-filled love for Budapest. This trip was led by my school, and as such, we toured the city and learned a ton about the city from enthusiastic locals. We even got to take a Hungarian cooking class and make ourselves a six course meal that still ranks at the top of my European dining list. Budapest, you rock. I hope to visit many more times in my (hopefully) travel-filled future — ciao, darlings!