The Good and the Bad of Couchsurfing

A reflection on my first two drastically different Couchsurfing experiences.


My First Week in Florence

My study abroad experience begins! Here's a low down of what I did this week.

A Daycation in Bath

I really didn't know what to expect from Bath, except of course, baths. But even then, I didn't know what to expect from those either. Overwhelmed by the entrance price to see the ancient Roman baths (16 pounds for adults; luckily I was able to get the student price of 12.25 pounds) I was thinking I … Continue reading A Daycation in Bath

A Day in Dubrovnik: a photo diary

In late February, my mom and I traveled to the fortified city of Dubrivnik, Croatia. The city was empty and every corner was picturesque. Here are some of my many (~300) pictures I took on our day of wandering:  

What You Might Not Know About Visiting Auschwitz

Auschwitz is one of those places I knew I needed to see to understand. So in spite of the tragic historical events that went on here, I was compelled to visit on my backpacking trip last Spring. I stayed in nearby Krakow and took the train in. It is a VERY powerful place. So although … Continue reading What You Might Not Know About Visiting Auschwitz