Cinque Terre and Pisa

For our first day in Florence, Amy and I decided to do a day trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre instead of exploring the city itself. We woke up bright and early and left our airbnb apartment at 7:30am. We took the train to Pisa to see the famous leaning tower. My impression of the … Continue reading Cinque Terre and Pisa


Day Two in Rome

Our second day in Rome. In the morning Amy and I went to Campo de Fiori, which has a nice marketplace where vendors sell cheese, truffles, alcohol, spices, and a whole variety of things really. Amy and I shared a cup of fresh pomegranate juice – we watched the women cut the pomegranate and juice … Continue reading Day Two in Rome

A Day in Vatican City

First day in Rome. Since it was scheduled to rain, my traveling buddy Amy and I bundled up and headed to the Vatican.Unfortunately it didn’t rain at all -_- Or I guess that’s fortunate, right? First impressions on Rome: there are tourists EVERYWHERE. You can tell because they all walk in groups. They are wearing matching … Continue reading A Day in Vatican City

Make your own perfume! Grasse, France

Google "perfume capital of the world" and see what comes up. Chances are, you'll see results for Grasse, France - a small town that you may not have heard of before, but is the home to a long tradition of flower fields and perfumes.With so many scents to choose from, how do you make sure … Continue reading Make your own perfume! Grasse, France

A Nice day in Nice, France

When I found out that I would be studying abroad in Nice, I admittedly didn't know anything about the Côte d'Azur. But I looked forward to gorging on croissants, canoodling with French guys, and working on my tan at the beach. Well, imagine my disappointment when it turned out that my study program wasn't exactly in the … Continue reading A Nice day in Nice, France