rome (the rest)

In case you haven't noticed, I like starting off my blog posts with my most favorite photo of the moment. The BAM!-photo, if you will. Case in point ^ These are the spiral stairs that exit the Vatican Museum, which I think are pretty visually stunning. So back to chronology. Next stop in Rome was... Continue Reading →

rome, day one

You know how you're supposed to study abroad and come back a changed person? Independent, confident, self-reliant, and such/whatnot/all that jazz? Welll sorry to feed the cliches, but it's so true. But the most drastic way I've cornily "grown as a person?" I am SUCH A GOOD PACKER NOW. First of all, I am a... Continue Reading →

barcelona: montjuïc (part 5)

After Park Guell, we could not resist biking past the beach again on our way to Montjuïc. Ugh. I want to be here now. Montjuic is the home of the 1992 Summer Olympics stadium, the National Art Museum of Catalonia, and the Montjuïc Communications Tower After the second whole day of biking, the upward climb up to this... Continue Reading →

barcelona: park güell (part 4)

Another place in Barcelona graced by the works of Gaudi is Parc Güell We had enjoyed our Barcelona bicycle tour so much the day before that we decided to continue the sightseeing on bikes the next day as well. We biked northeast of the city to the magical Park Guell first, before crisscrossing all the way... Continue Reading →

barcelona on bicicletas! (part 3)

As I gushed about before, Barcelona is SO. BEAUTIFUL. that it would have been such a shame to stay indoors. No museums for us this time--we swapped them out for some of the coolest architecture I've ever seen and a trip to beach. En bicicleta! We decided that the best way to see the expansive city... Continue Reading →

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