Wishing everyone a safe and happy holidays filled with love, laughter and some good food. I was fortunate to get to come home for Christmas and am writing this post from my parents comfy recliner in front of our Christmas tree. In a few days I will hop back on an airplane and head back … More Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Germans are very proud of their Umweltfreundlichkeit (environmental friendliness). From recycling and car emissions to public transit and home appliances, there isn’t much that isn’t influenced but the German desire to live clean or save money (or both). It’s commendable of the German government to effectively incentives its citizens and companies towards a more sustainable … More Garbage Sorting & Recycling in Germany
As you may already know, a few months ago I completed my study abroad semester of my Master of Finance degree at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. I spent half a year in the bustling city and really enjoyed my time there. By most standards it’s a much more fun place to live than Frankfurt (where … More My Favorite Places in Milan
Do you get a thrill out of finding a totally unique item for bargain prices? Does the idea of finding one of these pieces in a foreign country make the idea even more appealing and the piece even more sentimental? If so, then you might have been Googling, “thrift stores in insert city here.” This works … More The Best Thrift Shops in Milano
This past week was quite busy. Between studying, exams, a group project presentation, and preparing for my trip, I didn’t have a whole lot of spare time. But when I got a text from my best friend from Frankfurt School that she would have a brief moment in her busy schedule to visit me in Milan, … More Why Milan isn’t as Bad as Italians Claim
Ah Germany, land of the punctual, recycling, and schnitzel. I recently returned to the country after having lived there for a couple years. While I didn’t experience any culture shock this time around, it served as a reminder of all the things that had once been learning curves. I also had with me my friend … More A Beginners Guide to Germany; 25 Tips to help Bridge the Culture Gap
I came back from Berlin last week only to find out that all of my roommates were taking off for Spring Break and that I still had an itch to travel despite the fact that I’m broke AF (which is why I came straight home from Berlin in the first place). After a bit of … More Exploring your own City; A Mini Guide to “Staycations”
If you didn’t already know, I’m a Marvel super-fan. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert on the comics by any means, but when it comes to the giant Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie franchise, you’d be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable or (to be completely honest) obsessed than me. Since I’ve moved to … More Germany vs USA; Movie Theater Showdown
One of the things I was most excited about when I was backpacking Germany was getting to see all of the stores that are not available in Frankfurt. I found Monki in Hamburg, Inglot in Düsseldorf, and just a month before my trip, they opened the very first Sephora in Germany within a Galeria Kaufhof … More A Battle of the Sephora’s; Germany vs USA
On New Years Eve I hopped on a train at an ungodly hour to go to the second largest New Years celebrations in Europe. They say that the party in the 2 km stretch between the Brandenburger Tor and Victory Column hosted over a million people last year and the firework and laser shows the city hosts … More New Years in Berlin!