Heidelberg: The City Lost in Time

Heidelberg: The City Lost in Time

The city of Heidelberg, Germany was not at all what I was expecting. Other cities in Germany that I had visited bore the same similarities: new, pristine, industrious cities focused on innovation and consumerism. However, to me, Heidelberg is the hidden gem of Germany. Just 

Berlin

Berlin

The week after my birthday, we decided to take another trip into Germany, this time to Berlin. Berlin has been one of the coolest cities I’ve ever visited, and once again I walked away with a much broader understanding of Germany’s history. We pulled into Berlin around 8am 

The Hills are Alive

The Hills are Alive

After our visit to Germany, we hopped aboard yet another bus to Salzburg. Salzburg isn’t terribly far from Munich, which is why we decided to fit visits to these two cities into one long weekend. Salzburg was at the top of many of our travel lists, 

Hello from the other side

Hello from the other side

Other side of what? My 21st year? The Atlantic Ocean? The Franco-German border? Who knows. It’s been a while. My third week was sort of a whirlwind, not unlike the rest of my time here. Five out of my six classes were canceled and I’m 

Austria — Custom Sound of Music Tour & More

Austria — Custom Sound of Music Tour & More

It was 12:45am as I was talking with my parents while they were starting to wrap up their day and sit down for dinner back home in the United States. When all of a sudden two of my friends rush into the lounge and say 

Paris Survival Guide

Paris Survival Guide

When I imagined studying abroad in France, there was always one thought that was prominent in the back of my mind: Paris. Living on the eastern side of France in Strasbourg, Paris was only a short train ride away, though les grèves made booking the 

Vélos, Vineyards and Vin: A Guide to Colmar on a Budget

Vélos, Vineyards and Vin: A Guide to Colmar on a Budget

Gazing at the mountains surrounded by vineyards in the outskirts of Colmar, exchange student Susan Fauber hands her phone to two French women, “Pouvez-vous prendre notre photo, s’il vous plait?.” Planning trips can be very stressful, especially for large groups of people. The thing to 

Comparative Transportation

Comparative Transportation

One of the things that I have appreciated most about living abroad is the extensive and efficient public transportation infrastructure that is available in nearly every major city.  Aside from the occasional strike, France (and their European counterparts) have massive transportation systems of subways, tramways, 

From Slovenia With Love

From Slovenia With Love

So, if the rest of my life were to be as wonderful as my last week was, I would be a very very very lucky little human. I experienced one of my first real snowfalls, a trip to a beautiful new country, and a fascinating start to what’s shaping 

Spontaneity

Spontaneity

There are many reasons I love living in Europe: the food, the culture, the history, the architecture– but one thing that stands above all else is the ability to be spontaneous. Amidst work, grocery shopping, and a serious case of jetlag, I found myself looking