My 10 Favorite Things about Milan

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I fell in love with Milan during my first visit in May 2018, and it is now definitely one of my favorite cities in the world. In fact, I would happily live there – and I just might look into doing so in the near future! Hehe. Milan may not have the same reputation as Rome or other Italian cities in terms of old-world charm, but I gotta say that it is delightfully impressive. After a few days in Milan, I have compiled a list of my 10 favorite things (not in any meaningful order) about this chic city. Continue reading “My 10 Favorite Things about Milan”

A Guide to Bucharest: Eating & Drinking

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Since I moved to Bucharest in February 2018, many people ask me, “So what’s the food like in Romania?” My answer usually touches upon the fact that traditional Romanian cuisine can be quite hearty, and that typical dishes include roasted pork knuckle (not actual knuckles), Sarmale (pork-stuffed cabbage rolls), and polenta (like in Italy) – which are all actually delicious. However,  Bucharest offers a lot more than just typical Romanian cuisine. In fact, many of the spots we frequent in Bucharest have more of an “international” style and serve pretty much everything. Continue reading “A Guide to Bucharest: Eating & Drinking”

6 Reasons to Visit Timisoara, Romania

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Timisoara, located in the Banat region of western Romania, is Romania’s third largest city. You may have never heard of it, but it’s definitely worth a stop on any trip to Romania. The city’s main sights are clustered around the 3 main plazas in the city center – Piata Victoriei, Piata Libertatii, and Piata Unirii – so you can cover the city in one solid day. Here are a few good reasons to visit Timisoara!

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London Life: 7 Things I Learned During My Month in the British Capital

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I was lucky enough to be able to live in London for a month in January 2018. Although I had visited London a few years before, I didn’t really know what to expect in terms of daily life in London. I was prepared to dislike the fast-paced lifestyle and be overwhelmed by the grey, rainy weather: luckily, I was proven absolutely wrong-o. Continue reading “London Life: 7 Things I Learned During My Month in the British Capital”

Madrid Must-Eats

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Madrid is an amazing place to eat. Between serving up traditional Spanish food and dishing out international-style grub, this dynamic city has a lot to offer. After living in Madrid for a year, I’ve drawn up a list of some Madrid must-eats, organized by category. I’d say these places meet the Spanish criteria for a good restaurant: “Bueno, bonito, y barato!” (Good, nice, and cheap!) Cheers to delicious food, cold beer, and tasty Rioja! Continue reading “Madrid Must-Eats”

Christmas in Alsace: A Guide to the Best of this Winter Wonderland

Alsace, a region in France on the eastern border with Germany, is a fantasy world: this picturesque paradise of half-timbered pastel houses makes you feel like you’re in a fairy tale. During Christmas, Alsace transforms into a winter wonderland, buzzing with Christmas markets, or marchés de noël, and teeming with festive decor.  Continue reading “Christmas in Alsace: A Guide to the Best of this Winter Wonderland”