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.
Continue reading Do Yourself a Favor, and Visit Old Town Bucharest, Romania.
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.
Continue reading Dracula’s Castle…My Favorite Place.
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.
Continue reading Scotland, You Stole My Heart.
The last trip I took on my study abroad experience was to Amsterdam. I never really thought that I would get to enjoy such a beautiful and famous place by the age of 20…but I did. This trip was phenomenal, and Italy had been my absolute favorite so far, but now I think it’s a tie between the two.
Continue reading Amsterdam, I Love You.
During my whole study abroad time here in the UK, I made it a goal to not only keep my grades in check and make new friends, but to also visit as many countries as I could before I had to forcefully go home. I haven’t made my blog posts about Germany, Luxembourg, or Scotland yet, even though I posted the pictures on Facebook. The reason I’m taking time out of my hectic schoolwork to write about Paris today though is pretty hilarious.
I think at this point Paris has been the most memorable due to the crazy subway issues we’ve had, the gypsy children we encountered that solved those said Metro issues, the fact that our friends got pickpocketted during the first day of the trip, the fact that I went to Disneyland before my 20th birthday and that’s super significant to me, and last but not least, the fact that our Airbnb was outta this world.
Continue reading Why My Trip to Paris Changed Me
I know most people don’t enjoy doing crazy touristy things since it’s so cliche, but going to Venice and being a full-blown tourist was probably the best decision I have made. We booked our Airbnb in Treviso (read further for the horrible story about our room), but our main goal was to see the marvelous Venezia, and now I can finally check that off the bucket list too. Oh, and the whole wine and dine factor of Italy didn’t hurt either.
Continue reading Venice and Treviso-The Most Mesmerizing Places in Italy
A week and a half ago I officially moved into the University of Essex for this autumn term. As soon as we arrived ( we being Tanner and I , and my dad and stepmom, who so kindly moved us in and who we are very appreciative and thankful of), we knew we definitely chose the right university for us.
Continue reading Moving into University of Essex
This past Friday I achieved yet another one of my bucket list goals, and I finally visited the wondrous Regent and Oxford Street. I don’t think anyone will understand just how happy I was to be walking on those sidewalks.
Continue reading Oxford and Regent Street Magic
I had been waiting for so long to go to London, and as most of you know if you have me on social media already, I FINALLY got to visit this incredible place a few days ago before moving into the University of Essex. It was completely and absolutely majestical.
Continue reading First Time in London