When in Rome

I arrived in the capital city at about 6 pm after concluding my Tuscan adventures in Siena and checked into the fanciest hostel of my life. I quickly put my stuff away, filled my water bottle and headed off to cross one of the smaller “must see’s” off my list. I started with the Spanish Steps … More When in Rome

Kicking off my Italian Adventure in Florence

I hopped on a bus bright and early from Milan to Florence hoping to see some beautiful Italian countryside along the way. While parts of it were beautiful, I was overall not super impressed and was a bit surprised when the majority of the road between Bologna and Florence was actually tunnels underneath the Apennine Mountains. … More Kicking off my Italian Adventure in Florence

A Beginners Guide to Germany; 25 Tips to help Bridge the Culture Gap

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