One of the most amazing things I did in college so far was go to AZ Hot Springs with the Hiking Club and my best friends back in Spring 2017. This is obviously an overdue blog post, considering it happened back in 2017, but I still felt the need to talk about the AZ Hot Springs this year. If you ever visit AZ or need a new AZ trail to hike through, you absolutely have to go to the AZ Hot Springs.
I finally visited Creamistry with my little brother over winter break, and I discovered what all the hype of liquid nitrogen ice-cream was all about. I’ve seen this place on Instagram so many times, and I was so confused on what was going on with this ice-cream. I really wanted to try it out myself, since I was in town for break and the concept of making ice cream right in front of you with liquid nitrogen sounded rad. In a nutshell, I loved it and I think it’s over-priced, but everyone should try liquid nitrogen ice-cream from Creamistry if they get a chance.
We finally had a snow day this past Saturday, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I truthfully hate the cold, but I LOVE the snow. It absolutely looks like a winter wonderland at my university, and it makes me not want to go to class or run any errands because I’d rather just bask in the snow’s glory. It’s an endless dilemma, especially since I have hypothyroidism and I’m cold 24/7, but I love the beauty of a snow-filled campus in AZ.
Today was my last day in the Phoenix area before I have to go back to Flagstaff, and I had a whole plan of taking photos of Tanner, being creative, and all these other fun things, and we honestly just ended up feasting at Sprinkles and enjoying the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Is this really a bad thing? Probably not. I had a totally awesome day and the best cupcake ever.
I recently visited New Orleans for a trip with my business organization, Future Business Leaders of America, and I absolutely fell in love with it. The only information I had on New Orleans mainly came from textbooks in elementary school or one of my faves, the TV show “The Originals”. I ended up enjoying it so much more than I thought I would.
Today I decided to visit an incredible coffee and cake place in the Downtown Scottsdale area called “Růže Cake House”. I had heard about it previously from Pinterest and Instagram, and I am a huge sucker for anything cute and coffee-related, so I was super excited to try it out. I was completely in love. Their selection of Boba teas, iced coffees, lattes, cakes, macaroons, danishes , and sweet creations did not let me down in any way. As for the customer service? Impeccable…just like the aesthetic qualities of the whole place. I will definitely be visiting again!
Something that I look forward to every single October in college is the Homecoming Carnival that ASNAU, our Northern Arizona University Student Government, hosts for the students for free. There are all types of fun rides, free popcorn, hot chocolate, and cotton candy, and a multitude of fun and silly games to immerse yourself in. I love every second of it.
I recently visited Romania, which happens to be my home country, and I really wanted to do a blog post about it. Multiple blog posts actually. It’s quite a beautiful country, and it’s also quite a crazy country. I’m going to be honest with you all…it’s definitely not my favorite place. At all. Lots of things don’t exactly match descriptions, people aren’t necessarily friendly or civilized everywhere, and there’s a lot of ugly parts in the country due to Romania’s history of communism. Most of the problems Romania has, whether that be with government, the mentality of the people, architecture issues, or any other possible issue, are a direct result of its communist era. However, there are three main parts of this country that I truly believe should be visited by everyone anyway.
At the top of the list is Bucharest, the country’s capital.
If you know me really well, then you know I come from the country of Romania. If you know anything about Romania, then you know that Transylvania is in it and that Bram Stoker got his Dracula novel ideas from our land, supernatural beliefs, and folklore. Moreover, if you know anything about me in general, then you know that I’m absolutely and utterly obsessed with vampires and anything supernatural. I am head-over-heels in love with the fact that the Dracula Castle is located in my homeland. Recently, I visited my favorite place again, but this time alongside my brother and my boyfriend, Tanner. Here are some of the photos I took while drooling over my future home, as I like to dream of it.
Scotland was definitely one of my top 3 places I visited while studying abroad. I actually loved it so much, that I feel like I should move there in my thirties or forties after I have my career in check. My life there would honestly be completely content, I believe. Everyone I met while in Scotland was so incredibly nice and friendly, the landscapes and architecture were absolutely beautiful, and nothing really beats the history of Scotland either.