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”
This little blurb was originally part of my Backpacking in Portugal post but it was a bit of a tangent and added to an already lengthy post. I thought I would write a separate post on the topic of city cards in general and let you know what I’ve learned and how I feel about them. … More City Cards – Are they worth it?
–Just a quick note: Please consider skipping personal fireworks to save stress to pets, wildlife and prevent wildfires. Thanks!– There aren’t many holidays more patriotic than the 4th of July, and it will be the last holiday I spend in the United States for a long time. From my experience last year, a good portion … More American Patriotism Abroad; Happy 4th of July!