Barcelona is a easily one of my favorite places to relax and slow down after months of being pressured to meet impossibly strict deadlines. There’s plenty of stunning architecture to explore thanks to famed architect, Antoni Gaudi and many scenic viewpoints to just bask in the glory that is the wonderful weather and lively culture. Sagrada … Continue reading Barcelona
One of the highlights of the curriculum of my study abroad class was the weekly field trips every Friday. Our class bus rides that last up to a couple hours allowed for group bonding time by playing various games (heads up, snaps is the name of the game the name of the game is snaps, … Continue reading Italy | Northern Italy
Porta Genova was my first destination in Milan. Immediately coming out of the metro station, I was struck by the beauty that was the string lights zig zagging above the streets, warming up the bustling, authentic restaurants. A bit further down the street I admired the Navigli Canals that ran through the area. Porta Genova’s … Continue reading Milan | Porta Genova
Being the materialistic person I am, I loved the area surrounding the Duomo for the unlimited number of shops. Whenever I wanted to take a moment to breathe by myself, I escaped from my classmates and headed over to the Duomo stop on the red metro line. What better way to experience one of the … Continue reading Milan | Duomo
Moments seem so much better when talking about them in retrospect. Yesterday morning, my class had to meet up at Cadorna Station in Milan at 3:30pm to visit La Triennale di Milano (a design museum). At 1pm, my roommate, a classmate and I left at one and decided to explore the area around the station before … Continue reading Rosy Retrospection?
When I first arrived at our residence, I was greeted immediately by Mama Pola. “I know who you are! You must be Sara Ma.” I think she secretly gets enjoyment from saying my name because she repeats it (in her deep voice probably aged from numerous cigarettes) every time I pass the lobby. Mama Pola … Continue reading Take a Photo (it’ll last longer)
My mother told to splurge a little on long flights. “You’re going to be there for a long time. You should be comfortable.” Of course, being the person I am, I ignored my mother’s advice and booked the cheapest economy flight to Milan with reasonable times. I felt like I was spending so much of … Continue reading The Cost of Cheap