Last-First Week of Undergrad and First Week of Class in Costa Rica

This blog post is going up late as a result of the following: Being super busy Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.Having no Internet at my house on Monday.Taking a long nap/going to bed early. Trying to absorb a language that is not your own is tiring! My last first week of undergrad and my first week … Continue reading Last-First Week of Undergrad and First Week of Class in Costa Rica


First Day in Costa Rica!

Fear not...I will eventually get back into my picture-taking habits! After arriving to my host house on Saturday evening, my mamá tica showed me how to use the shower (slightly complicated - more on that in a future blog post) and I went to bed. In the morning, I woke up at 4:00 am and … Continue reading First Day in Costa Rica!

Another Adventure Begins…Costa Rica!

At this very moment, I’m reaching the tail end of my flight to San Jose, Costa Rica. Before I land, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the whirlwind of a travel day this has been. My travel day began with waking up at 05:45. I packed up my belongings and folded up … Continue reading Another Adventure Begins…Costa Rica!

Venice, Italy: Day 2

Venice day 2 began with checking out of my hostel and storing my luggage bright and early! After taking care of that chore, I hopped onto the public bus to head into Venice. My goal of getting up early and arriving early was to get on one of the first vaporettos heading to some of … Continue reading Venice, Italy: Day 2

Venice, Italy: Day 1

Oh, Venice. I expected not to like this tourist hot-spot, but the charming canals captured my heart. As I discussed briefly in my last blog post, I stayed at Anda Venice Hostel in Mestre. Mestre is a city right outside of Venice. If you are looking to go to Venice and want to save some … Continue reading Venice, Italy: Day 1

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy: Day 3

My last day in Cagliari began with packing up my things. Exciting, right? Enri went to school and everyone else went to work, so I went into town to have a wander around through some shops before meeting Enri back at his house around lunch time. During my wanderings, the craziest thing happened. I was … Continue reading Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy: Day 3

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy: Day 2

On Sunday, Enri, Marella, Emilio, and I went to a local pastry shop for a sweet treat and cappuccino before heading on a mini road-trip to Barumini, an archaeological site in Sardinia. During the drive, I saw artichoke fields for the very first time. I found the swaying plants to be mesmerizing and wholly unique. … Continue reading Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy: Day 2

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy: Day 1

Hi friends! I am back to the blog space and United States. My first two weeks back "home" have been a whirlwind...more on that later. In the meantime, I am going to continue to recap my last trips in Europe. Where was I? Oh, yes! I had just arrived to see my host brother Enrico … Continue reading Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy: Day 1

Rome, Italy: Day 3

For my third and final day in Rome, I made my way to the Colosseum for a guided tour, which included the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. I booked this tour through the same website as I did for my tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Follow this link … Continue reading Rome, Italy: Day 3