After the first cicchetti stop, we lost ourselves in the canals of Venice to find another. If you’re ever in Venice, lose yourself. I know a lot of people (most people) that think they’re going to hate Venice because it is so touristy, muggy, and hot- yet every single one of them leave in love with … Continue reading A Bumper-Boats-Meets-Lazy-River-Carnival-Ride
Quick update: I’m home from Bosnia. This blog, however, hasn’t followed my travels on-time, and so will continue until I finish my pictures. Croatia didn’t have phenomenal wifi and I was too busy basking in the shadow of King’s Landing, so you’ll see those pictures as soon as I finish my time in Bosnia. For … Continue reading Cicchetti and Gallerie dell’Accademia
Between my two months of classes, I had about 10 days off to do with what I wanted. Me and Kris had decided to go to Venice near the end of my break but that still left me with about a week of time before that, so, I hopped on a plane and spent a … Continue reading Barcelona pt.1 – The Sagrada Familia
Walking through Doge’s Palace, you feel like you’re in a music box. Each room successively gets more ornate, more golden, and contains more artwork. I tried to remember the function of all the rooms we passed through, but after about 25 rooms I gave up trying to remember. If there aren’t golden moldings or oil … Continue reading Through the Dungeons
After our Basilica/breakfast excursion, we headed back over the Rialto to… well, really, for no reason at all, if I remember correctly. (I wanted all of the masks but I had to remember that I do have space and budget limitations). The heat made these watermelon-in-water cups look fantastically refreshing, prompting Justin and I to … Continue reading Halfway Through Doge
After waiting in line for almost 30 minutes, we headed into the atrium of the Clocktower, where we paid a certain number of euros to get into an elevator with 15 of our closest friends and ride to the top. How an elevator was installed into St. Mark’s Clocktower, built in the last decade of … Continue reading Golden Gates of Christianity
Two weeks ago I headed to the airport on a Friday morning and jetted off to see Justin in Venice. We’d planned this trip before we left, determined to see each other at least once while we were both in Europe, and since Venice is supposed to be sinking, it seemed like the perfect destination. … Continue reading Hello, Venezia!