My Last EVER Semester; Complete & in the Books

I’m sorry I’m super behind writing this post considering it’s now mid-September and my classes at Bocconi finished early June. Right after I was done with my studies I took off on my trip around Italy and then I was writing my thesis and then I moved home and so this is the first time…

My Favorite Places in Milan

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…

Exploring Naples, Sorrento and Everything in Between

I managed to have the most perfect timing in regards to weather during my entire trip. I watched, feeling very lucky, as a massive thunderstorm descended on Rome while my bus pulled out of the city. The last stop on my Italian tour was Naples and the surrounding villages lining the Gulf of Naples. I…

Visiting the Smallest Country in the World

My last full day in Rome was dedicated to the Vatican City. I pre-booked a tour of the gardens to start off the day and I’m so glad that I did. The gardens are actually over half of the entire state at 57 acres/23 hectares (the state itself is only 110 acres/44 hectares — that’s 1/8 the…

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…

Exploring Tuscany by Train

Using Florence as my home base, I decided to get a feel for some of those iconic Tuscan villages nearby. While my drivers license is no longer valid in Europe to be able to do the classic “rent a car to drive from village to village” thing, I still had an amazing experience by rail….

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….

Why Milan isn’t as Bad as Italians Claim

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,…

My Weekend at Milano Design Week

Fuorisalone (or Design Week in English) is one of the biggest weeks of the year for Milan, possibly even bigger than Fashion Week and by far more accessible to the general public.  It lasts a whole week and is spread out all over the city. It’s mostly for interior design, lighting and other housing materials…

A Week in my Life | Milan Fashion Week Edition

Hey guys, I’m back with a vlog and I’m pretty darn proud of it if I do say so myself. I’ve decided to make it a goal to do a YouTube video once a week (probably on Mondays) since I’ve really been missing video editing every day. I thought I would kick this goal off…