I could go on and on about the virtues of learning Spanish (or any foreign language, for that matter), but let’s save that for another post. For now, let’s learn a bit about Spanish pronunciation- particularly, word stress and accent marks– to make your next trip to a Spanish-speaking country a tiny bit easier! Luckily, […]

I’ve been robbed 3 times during the 2 years that I’ve been living in Barcelona. That also doesn’t count the time that my friend was mugged while we were walking back to our hostel the first time I visited Barcelona in 2012. Barcelona is home to world-class pickpockets who pry on the millions of visitors […]

One of the main reasons why I spent 6 months thinking about having a blog but not actually starting it was this fear: that it’d be lonely. My God, is my blog turning into the “how to avoid loneliness” blog? Anyhow, the consistent doubtful thought that prevented my blog and I from coming together was […]

I had randomly always wanted to go to Budapest, and one November that dream came true! Feeling adventurous, I went completely by myself, not knowing a single soul there. I checked into my hostel in the afternoon, and the place that I had chosen for my first night was interesting, to say the least. It was this super […]

It’s a Friday at 8:30 P.M., the sun is still out, and no, I’m not at a terraza in a plaza in El Gótico drinking sangría with my worldly group of friends. I’m not at a chiringuito on Barceloneta Beach either, anticipating the sun’s departure with said group of worldly friends. Rather, I’m sitting on my […]

Nice, France was already proving to be a reprieve from what was starting to become dreary and lonely Paris. I was on day 3 of my first ever solo trip, exploring France’s sunnier south on a long weekend during my study abroad program in Paris. Day 1 had consisted of sitting on the beach on a warm […]

In the fall of 2012, I studied abroad in Paris. I loved traveling in Europe but, to be honest, I didn’t really like the program that I was in. If you are looking to study abroad, learn from my mistakes on what not to do! 1. Know the climate of the place in which you […]