Archive for Category: "europe"
I ended up standing in line at the Uffizi museum in Florence for two hours. My boyfriend Jarl and I were in the line for people who had not thought ahead to make reservations. I held our place in line while he went to get us chocolate gelato, which dripped down my chin while I ate it
You’re walking down Calle de Alcalá in Madrid with your three friends and a cool traveler guy you met at the hostel. Everything is beautiful, peachy, and even the weather is on your side. Suddenly, the purse that has practically become part of your body from always being on you seems lighter
Since studying abroad at Bogazici University for almost four months in Istanbul, I’ve learned a few life lessons about living in another country. Here are some tips that I’d like to share from my personal experience
If you come to Turkey, you must try the local food. It’s nearly impossible not to since Turkey has few restaurants serving international cuisine. Turkish food is cheap in both food stands, restaurants, and cafes. The cuisine is mostly meat based accompanied by oily and carbohydrate-laden foods
When I first moved to Parma, I thought I’d died and gone to food heaven. It was unbelievable. I stuffed my face with torta fritta (fried bread) and prosciutto ham. I drowned pasta in parmesan cheese. I devoured countless kinds of gelato, gorged on tiramisu, sloshed glass after glass of red wine down my neck, skipped glibly from restaurant to restaurant to sample new pasta combinations.