Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria was by far my favorite city we visited.  Mostly because I got to go on The Sound of Music tour.  If you don’t know already, I am a super fan of the movie.  We arrived in Salzburg about ten minutes before our tour started.  Ashley, Lydia, Olivia, Catie and I, being resourceful people…

Vienna

After a three hour bus ride, we arrived in Vienna, Austria.  We started the day with another walking tour.  Vienna is so beautiful.  We saw St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Schonbrunn Palace, more Christmas Markets and so much more! This is the Pestsäule.  It was monument built for people to gather at to pray about the Plague.  Unfortunately,…

Budapest

Thanksgiving was much different this year.  I spent it on a bus headed to Budapest!  I went on another Bus2Alps this weekend to Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg.  It was the best trip so far!  We arrived in Budapest on Friday morning and started with a walking tour of the city.  Walking tours are definitely my…

Ireland

I went to Ireland this weekend!  I flew into Dublin on Thursday night to meet for the Bus2Alps weekend excursion.  At the airport, I met some other girls doing the Bus2Alps trip as well.  I love how friendly and welcoming people are on these trips.  We shared a taxi to our hostel and arrived around…

Florence

I went to Florence with ISA this past weekend.  I really do love the ISA trips; it is great to have something already planned for you.  We left on Friday morning; it was about a four hour bus ride there.  The first thing we did was a walking tour of the city.  Florence is relatively…

Fall Break Food

Warning: this post will make you hungry!  I couldn’t help but share some of the delicious dishes I’ve had over break!  I am normally not one to be adventurous with food, but study abroad has definitely changed that. Lisbon Brazilian barbecue was a nice change of pace from the pizza and pasta. We found an…

Travel Tips

I’ve been to 25 cities in 8 countries in 4 months! Through these travels, I have learned quite a few tips that make things much easier. Most students travel Thursday through Sunday, (Our school didn’t have school Fridays) so try not to sign up for classes that go late on Thursday night. Make a list…

Packing Essentials

One of the hardest parts about studying abroad is deciding what to pack.  Even if you are 1,000% sure that you have everything, I guarantee during your time abroad you will realize some things that would have made said situation easier.  I had no idea what to pack even though I read about 30 of…

Madrid

Fall break continued with a trip to Madrid, Spain!  We took the train from Barcelona to Madrid.  We paid a little bit extra to be in first class and that was the best decision we have made.  The seats were bigger and more comfortable.  They even brought us lunch.  I think it didn’t cost as…

Barcelona

Fall break continues!  On Halloween, we met up with our friends Tim and Kelsey.  We all went out to dinner and I tried some paella.  It is a Spanish dish that is popular in Barcelona.  We had heard that Halloween was a really big deal in Barcelona, but we did not see a lot of…

Lisbon

It’s fall break! We arrived in Lisbon, Portugal on Friday morning.  We checked into our Airbnb and looked for lunch.  We found this square that had a few restaurants.  I had Brazilian barbecue with fries and a salad.  It was delicious. It definitely has been nice to have more food options than just pasta and…

Kindness is Universal

If you read my previous post, you would know one of the boots I bought here ripped apart.  The rubber sole was almost completely separated from the leather boot.  I was not sure what I was going to do. I had no idea where to find super glue, or if that would even hold it…