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Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde

My first visit to Notre-Dame de la Garde. It was one of the first places I visited when I arrived to Marseille so I took the time mostly to take in the beautiful sight. Hands down one of the best views in Marseille. You can see the whole city. can you can see the top from ... Read More

David & The Beach // Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

Upon my arrival in Marseille, the welcome team took us to a few tourist attractions. One of them happened to be a park and Prado Beach. It was still cold (back in January) so we didn’t really do beachy things. But the park is beautiful and I can’t wait to go back since it just ... Read More

What’s the hype about Macaroons?

For the past two summers, macaroons have been all over my Instagram feed. From college students to bloggers everyone seemed to be raving about them. So fall 2013 when study abroad in France became I reality, I made it a mission to try one of these pastries. So what exactly is a macaroon? A macaroon ... Read More

London: Home Away from Home? #DuffleBaggingEurope

Earlier in the semester I was bragging to a fellow exchange student (who happened to be from London) how I’ve been to London many times and it’s like my home away from home and blah blah blah (in retrospect I probably sounded really foolish to him). I felt this way because I’ve always had the ... Read More

A Dam in the Amstel #DuffleBaggingEurope

  I didn’t go into Amsterdam with expectations as to not be disappointed like the previous two cities. And it partially worked. The buildings are absolutely beautiful. Most of them have been maintained to keep their historic value. I love the 150+ canals on the Amstel River. “Amsterdam took its name from the river. The ... Read More

B is for Bruxelles #DuffleBaggingEurope

Riding the collective taxi from South Charleroi airport to our hostel hotel, the first thing I thought upon arriving in Brussels is “this looks like the industrial revolution.” Not surprisingly, Brussels is, in fact, an industrial city. The Grand Place was kinda… underwhelming. Yes, it was cool but it just looked like any other castle. ... Read More

iPisa #DuffleBaggingEurope

Here’s to my first installment of #DuffleBaggingEurope adventures. All of these photos were taken on my iPhone. I arrived in Pisa at about 2:20 am. The American girls backpacking Europe and I found this little kebab shop and waited for my friends to arrive at 3:15 am. Upon their arrival, the kebab shop closes. After ... Read More

This most interesting train ride #DuffleBaggingEurope

Okay don’t laugh but last week I got on a train for the first time. Like a real high-speed train.I was going to Nice from Marseille to visit my aunt. Sadly, I feel asleep on that train because I had stayed up the night before packing. I’m on a two-week “winter break” from school. So ... Read More