As 2017 is coming to an end, I reflected on my year and honestly, I am glad to be moving on. I realized nothing will ever beat my 2016 when I lived abroad. It taught me everything that I know I will never learn if I never took that leap. If circumstances allow it and I was given the chance to move abroad again, I wouldn’t hesitate to go. Continue reading “A Personal Defining Moments”
A few months ago V and I had one of our many conversations on the train while en route to yet, another destination. That day, we talked a lot about places we wanted to see before we left Europe and we both agreed on Geneva as one of the cities to see. Fast forward a few months later, well, little did we know a trip to Geneva would become a reality and more importantly, it would be our last European trip together. Continue reading “Twinkling Lights in Geneva, Switzerland.”
Our final exam ended, Italy is on a long holiday and the sun was out. What a perfect time to explore a new city with my travel partner V. Around mid-afternoon today, V and I hopped on a train and made it in Lecco an hour and a half later. It was absolutely a beautiful day. Even though Lecco is a small town, I enjoyed the view of the lake and simply spending the day here. Nothing more and nothing less.
We arrived to a sunny day with 7 degree celsius temperature. Yes, it was cold but, warmer than Milan. I never would’ve thought in the million years that I would survive a weather this cold but, here I am. Lots of families, couples and tourists wondered around the lake like us.
This is further down the lake away from the city center. I caught a good glimpse of this walking path with no one around. Zing!
Then the golden hour came around. Gotta love the reddish tones in the sky.
Ok, we didn’t actually spend all day walking around the lake. We had time to shop and walk around the city center. Although, the best time for me was definitely wondering around the lake and taking in the view. Can you blame me?
Until next time…Arrivederci Lecco.
You lock yourself in a room and get everything done over a weekend so, you can have more time to have fun 🙂 Continue reading “What Happens When Final Exams Hit?”
Known as a musical destination, Cremona hit all the right notes. My friends and I embarked our way for the day in Cremona to celebrate the end of our semester. As it turns out, the town was having their annual Fiesta Del Torrone. The streets were lined with markets selling various sumptuous nougats and musical performances with a stage set up in the middle of the square. There were youngsters singing and dancing to songs from popular shows like Grease or Dirty Dancing. It was hard not to get into the groove of it all.Continue reading “The sound of Cremona.”
There are places to me that will always have a sense of charm. Venice is exactly that place. No matter how many times I come here, it always makes me feel lucky to be able to see one of the most beautiful places in the world. Continue reading “Venetian charm, Italy”
I’m not shy to admit that I drink coffee. Yes, it fuels me when I need it the most in the wee hours in the morning and it gives me that extra boost when my sugar level drops in the mid-afternoon. Sure. It’s bad for me but, I can’t deny it. I just love coffee. Continue reading “Coffee Love”
Last weekend, my friend and I went out of town for the day and spent it in Mantua. About 2 hours and a half away from Milan, we woke up early Saturday morning to catch our train ride only to find ourselves a few seconds short. By golly, we missed our train.
I’m so glad this month is over. As you know I moved in to a new apartment at the beginning of this month and it turned out to be a complete nightmare. Even if I tried to make things better, unfortunately, this experience didn’t. Imagine managing between working full-time, accommodating visitors who have planned to see you for months and at the same time looking for a new place to live (on top of lacking in sleep) then, moving out, well, as you can see everything got rather complicated. Continue reading “Falling October”
For the local foreigners. See if you relate to some of these. Continue reading “You Know You’re in Milan When….”
I’m moving again. Yes, believe it. Saying I have the worst of luck with accommodation in Milan is an understatement. In contrary, there are upsides to the apartment I’m currently staying in. For one it is better than the previous one in terms of the building condition, it has a balcony with a view, it’s in a fairly good location and it contains everything I need (stove, bathroom, room & utilities included with the rent).
The issue at hand is the fact that my new roommate is an early riser and I mean he wakes up at 3am to go to work. Why he mentioned this the day before I moved in is beyond me. I assumed I could get through it because I thought, hey, I only have a few months left here. I could save money and it’s still within walking distance to my work. I was dead wrong! Continue reading “Milan Apartments – Part 3”