As my second to last semester in college comes to a close, I’ve started to reminisce a bit about the memories and experiences I’ve had.By far, the most impactful part of my time in college was when I studied abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland for my sophomore year.So I’ll be retelling the story of my time abroad in Switzerland.
While visiting big, booming cities is always great, some of my favorite trips have been when I’ve visited the most random tiny towns, and I’ve decided to share some of them with you. So without further ado, here are 10 tiny bucket list-worthy towns around the world.
I’ve realized that I’ve made quite a few references to my experience of walking across a country on this blog (like here and here), but I’ve never told the story. So today’s the day it’s going today happen. Today’s the day I’m going to tell my story of walking across the country of Liechtenstein. It was April 2017. The snow in central Europe was pretty much fully-melted. We were officially into spring – so it was time. It was time to frolic across the country of Liechtenstein.
Instagram is a great source to get some travel inspiration. As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s a great way to find things to do, both at home and abroad. There are so many adventurers out there, taking pictures of amazing places all around the world. Unsurprisingly, I have started to create a list of these locations. So, without further ado, here are five places that Instagram added to my bucket list. Continue reading “Five Places that Instagram Added to My Bucket List”
For much of the Western world, Christmas is on December 25th. That is the day everyone tears open Christmas presents, devours delicious meals, and celebrates Jesus’ birth. However, December 25th is not the only Christmas celebrated around the world. As a matter of fact, for many around the world, Christmas is on January 7th.
For the handful of you who have been following this blog for a while, you know that, last year, I studied abroad in Switzerland for eight months. It’s been eight months since I left the Geneva airport for the last time, and I’ve been pretty nostalgic these past few days (all the Swiss Instagram accounts I follow are probably fueling this nostalgia with their winter wonderland-like pictures of the Alps and the cute Swiss towns). So to try to cure my nostalgia, here are a few things I miss about Switzerland.
I am not the kind of person to have a bucket list. The idea of having a list of things to do and needing to complete them all isn’t my thing – it’s basically another to-do list, and I’m not about that. I do have an adventure list, which is similar in that it is also a list of cool things to do; however, I do not feel the need to complete them all. But that won’t stop me from recommending 16 things to add to the bucket lists that you inevitably have. Continue reading “16 Things to Add Your Bucket List Right Now”
Ending my abroad experience in Switzerland has arguably been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to endure. I’ve only been gone for three days, and for some reason I already miss the sound of the trains rushing by and the ridiculously expensive food that constantly had me checking the balance of my bank account.
Now I’ve realized that I can’t glance out my window and see the French Alps across the lake. I’ve realized that my default foreign language of French is no longer helpful. I’ve realized that all the customs that shocked me at the beginning are ones that I’ve grown to love. I’ve realized that I can’t just hop on a train with my half-pass and voie 7 and travel to basically any country in Europe. Continue reading “The End of My Abroad Experience in Switzerland”
When travelling around the world, especially to countries that have been predominantly Christian for hundreds of years, there are so many extravagant churches that are must sees: Notre Dame in Paris, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, or La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. But here are a few of my favorite churches around the world that are just a bit atypical… Continue reading “Six of My Favorite Churches Around the World”
The Christmas vibes in Switzerland are completely different than those in the U.S. Back home, there are Christmas lights on every building and Christmas music playing all the time. In Switzerland though, if any place is completely decked out in lights and blasting Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” it’s very “American”. But don’t get me wrong – the Swiss definitely know how to get into the Christmas spirit. They have a place so filled with Swiss Christmas spirit, it feels like Santa and his elves are right around the corner: the Montreux Christmas market. Continue reading “The Swiss Christmas Spirit”