Rio has always been a city that attracted me. I had the chance to play the girl from Ipanema for 20 days, and let me tell you, I wasn’t disappointed. I took some notes of the best places to go and see in this dream location. I was staying at my boyfriend’s place (there for a year abroad). He lived in a favela (Brazilian shantytown) which … Continue reading Tourist guide: Rio de Janeiro
Originally holding California as my dream destination and resolving to settle for nothing less, the series of events that eventually led me to sign up for and embark on a year abroad in Berlin were both unprecedented and entirely unplanned. Easily adding to the list of spontaneous major life decisions that seem to be becoming a regular pattern now, I counted down the days before … Continue reading A not so smooth start to Studying Abroad
“There’s a great big hunk of world down there with no fence around it” ~ The Lady Okay fair enough, there are actual ‘borders’ where immigration and all that conundrum forces us all to go through the appropriate protocol to travel. But what if those restraints were non-existent? To travel is truly to live! It’s a blessing to experience new worlds and find yourself lost and … Continue reading All the Beautiful Places I Must See…
Montreal has just been elected the best city for students in the world. Having my two best friends studying at McGill was the best excuse to spend 10 days of my Easter break in this astonishing town. I took notes of the best I visited, in order to share them with you. I was staying in a wonderful area called Le Plateau, which is also known … Continue reading Tourist guide: Montreal
A city you’ve never been to and 48 hours to see it in can seem like a daunting combination, especially when the city is as culturally rich as Berlin. After a moment of spontaneity, my flatmates and I jetted off to the German capital for a short weekend break. Despite only being there for a very short while, we managed to do the trip justice, … Continue reading 48 Hours in Berlin
London is known for Big Ben, the Queen, Westminster Abbey and its other touristic attractions. However, what does it have to give after that? Having lived in this city for six years, I am going to give you my favourite places, some more known than others. For a typical week-end in London you could start with a brunch in Hyde Park at the Orangery restaurant. … Continue reading A Weekend in the city: London Edition
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“If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is – Venice is better.” ~ Fran Lebowitz Continue reading A day in Venice