La Feria de Abril is one of the most special events in all the world. It’s simply a dream. I’m lucky enough to have gone the past two years with my sevillano friends and boyfriend, so it’s time I give a breakdown of what goes on at the Feria in the hopes of conveying all its glory.
Timisoara, located in the Banat region of western Romania, is Romania’s third largest city. You may have never heard of it, so I’ll drop a few reasons why I think you should visit. 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.
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”
Before my trip to China, I can’t say my experience with Chinese food in the US had been a good one. For me, Chinese food evoked images of strong-smelling takeout, wok stir-fries, and too-sticky chicken. Needless to say, my view of Chinese food was drastically limited, and, as a result, I was worried about what I’d eat when I actually visited China. Fortunately, my experience with food in the Middle Kingdom was nothing short of amazing. From cheap yet tasty street food to full-blown restaurant meals, I was wowed by the variety of cuisine China has to offer. To celebrate the unique delicacies of this special country, I’ve compiled a list of 11 things you need to try based on my gastro-adventures through China. Continue reading “The Real Deal on Chinese Food: 11 Things You Need to Try”
This past fall, I embarked on a whirlwind, seven-week journey through mainland China. This entire trip was a tremendous experience for me, whether I was downing soup dumplings in cosmopolitan Shanghai, roaming the streets of ancient Pingyao, climbing the hills of sacred Wutai Shan, exploring Buddhist cave art outside Datong, or gaping at the beauty of the Summer Palace in Beijing. However, I must say that Xi’an won a special place in my heart as one of my favorite stops on the trip. Continue reading “Xi’an: A Chinese Cultural Treasure”
Planning a weekend in Sevilla? I got you covered. After six visits to Sevilla over the past year with my boyfriend and friends, all sevillanos themselves, I’d like to think I have a pretty good idea of what to do and see in the capital of Andalucía. Continue reading “Sevilla: A Weekend Itinerary to Do as the Locals Do”
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”
There are few places in the world like Copenhagen during Christmas. As a lover of the holiday season and an avowed fan of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, I was in awe of the place during my trip in December of 2016. Continue reading “Christmas in Copenhagen: A Real-Life Whoville!!!”
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”
I really enjoyed living in Shanghai for a month: this vibrant cosmopolitan city has tons to do and has become one of my favorite cities in the world. Many of Shanghai’s hotspots cater to Chinese people and expats alike, making for an interesting international experience. Continue reading “Shanghai in a Day: An Insider Itinerary for What to See, Do, and Eat”