Lessons learned through travel

I remember the announcement on the plane two summers ago saying we were landing in Budapest. This was my first time in Europe, and the longest I had been away from home. It was a last minute trip; my ticket was bought ten days before I left. My parents were thrilled. I went to Croatia…

Budapest: The best restaurants

I could go on and on… and on, about how good Hungarian food is, but restaurants in Hungary are not where I usually eat it. Budapest has everything you could ever want when it comes to food. I ended up going back to some of my favourites from the last time I was here, but…

Budapest in December

Why do I love this city so much? I adore it. Last time I was here, it was over 30 degrees everyday. We went to the lake, ran around the island, and spent a lot of time drinking on patios. This time, it’s Christmas. After every city I’ve gone to recently not having their market…

Why I hated Oslo

In the time between buying my plane ticket, and actually getting off the plane, I had read several articles and looked at countless pictures of the country I was moving to. None of these put an inch of doubt in my mind. Lots of articles were titled “bad things about Norway,” or something similar implying…

Roadtrip to Rouen

What do you do when it’s a Tuesday, but your flight out of Paris isn’t until Friday, and your hotel has no more space? Drive up north! We rented a car and drove from Paris to Rouen. It was absolutely terrifying driving in the city, but we made it out alive. Rouen is only an…

Everything I ate in Paris

Why does everything taste better in this city? As much as I loved seeing the Eiffel Tower, walking down the Champs Élysées, the Louvre, and everything else Paris had to offer, I might have been more impressed with the things I ate. The first thing I ate upon arrival was a lemon tart. We got…

Bonjour Paris!

J’adore Paris!! I never want to leave. Our start was a bit rough, but things improved. Less than 24 hours before we were supposed to be in Paris, our Airbnb host cancelled on us. This left us panicking to find another place to stay close to the city and also in our price range, and…

48 hours in London

We bought flights to London for less than what we would pay for two beers in Norway. I had a list of things in my head that I wanted to see, do, and eat, but not everything can be done in so little time. Number one on the list was buy a Burberry coat. Needless…

Tourist Things… Again

I can now say that I have done pretty much every tourist activity in this city. I’m lucky it’s been really sunny the past few days or else these activities would have sucked. The Vigeland Park, it’s the world’s largest sculpture park made by one artist, Gustav Vigeland. There are more than 200 sculptures in bronze,…

Oslo on a Budget

If you haven’t gathered, this country is expensive. Living is expensive, doing things is expensive, going out is expensive, except there are some things to do that aren’t so bad. They mostly involve looking at things outside. If you want through doors it will cost you.. If you’re coming to Oslo just for a weekend,…

Grocery Store Finds

I love grocery stores and not just in different counties. I can’t even begin to explain how happy I’d be going to the grocery store at home (with my parents money of course). I LOVE LOOKING AT ALL THE THINGS. You can imagine how much time I waste in grocery stores in new countries that…

Daydreamin’ about Goulash

I fell in love with Budapest last summer, and kind of want to transfer to Corvinus and finish my degree there. I just loved everything about that city, from the bars, all the bridges (I love bridges), the food, the history, the $8 pedicures, and kebabs. Robi was trying to talk me out of it…