Category: europe

so, why are you blogging?

We often are posed with questions that we have trouble finding answers to right away. There are certain phases in your life that you know you will be bombarded with questions. We know they come from a good place, but man, are they ever frustrating. Whether you have just graduated, the hot topic is, "so, ...

my first tattoo

Don't worry, I'm as shocked at the title of this post as you probably are. But, let me explain how I got here: In most cases, and maybe for lack of better words... I tend to throw myself in the deep end. I thrive working under pressure, figuring it out as I go, and not ...

Thessaloniki, Greece

Well, well, well. Here we are! MY LAST BLOG POST FROM THE EUROPEAN EXCHANGE. I cannot believe it. I honestly did not think that I would keep up my blog for this long, so let me just pat myself on my back for actually accomplishing this. Alright, back to this. Thessaloniki is a northern city ...

Lake Ohrid & Skopje, Macedonia

Our next country to conquer was Macedonia! I was so excited to finally get there and indulge in the beautiful culture. Our cousins drove us from Florina to Bitola, which was about 45 minutes. We stopped briefly in Bitola for a frappe (obviously) and to go through the market, which is what is very well ...

Banitsa, Lerin, Greece

The next stop was definitely my favourite and most special trip. From Berlin, we flew to Thessaloniki and then took a train to Florina is the 'town' just outside of my family's village, Banitsa, which is now known as Vevi. My dad had not been there for over 30 years, but I had heard so ...

Berlin, Germany

Our next stop was Berlin, Germany. After Budapest and Prague, this was the first city I had not been yet, and a city that I really wanted to visit. The train from Prague to Berlin was about 5 hours, so we left our hotel in Prague super early that day. We stayed at the Angleterre ...

Budapest, Hungary and Prague, Czech Republic

The final leg of my European travels were spent with my dad! After flying in from Dubrovnik, I stayed at a hostel for a night before meeting him at the Vienna International Airport. It was an interesting feeling flying back to Vienna after being away from my "second home." It almost felt as though I ...