Morocco

The past four months have been filled with treasured experiences. One specific weekend stands apart from all my other travels making it the best weekend of my life. Traveling to Morocco, Africa with four of my best friends I met abroad will be an experience I will forever cherish. If you told me a year…

The Beloved Chianti

A little history on Chianti… Italians’ love their wine and in particular appreciate a red wine called Chianti. Chianti is produced in the rolling hills of the Chianti region located in central Tuscany, Italy. There are three versions of Chianti: Chianti, Chianti Classico, and Chianti Riserva. What sets Chianti and Chianti Classico apart is the…

The Italian Lifestyle

Culture Shock is a big topic of discussion when traveling abroad. You read about it often when researching where you want to study and hear about it from people’s own experiences. Though I have not experienced significant culture shock yet, I have noticed differences between the lifestyles of an American and an Italian. Upon arriving…

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre marked the first day trip my roommates and I took. It’s located on the coast of Italy and is composed of five colorful, seaside towns. We woke up around 6 am to catch a train from Florence to Pisa where our connecting train would bring us to Riomaggiore (one of the five towns)….

A Walk In Florence

A walk in Florence –  a combination of delicious food, beautiful architecture, street art, maniac drivers on narrow roads (pedestrians do not have the right away in Italy) and an indescribable aroma of both cigarettes and fresh-baked cuisine. It has been almost a week since arriving in this incredible city. I have managed to see…

New Places, New Faces

As the New Year is underway, there is no better time than now to reflect on the past year. 2016 had many ups and downs, but hey that’s life!! When thinking about my New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 the mundane ones popped into my head: eat healthier, workout and be more positive. However, this year my…