Lille

My friend Emma and I spent the day travelling to Lille, a town near the border of Belgium and known for its Ch'ti French. Walking from the train station towards the city center, we were surprised by how different the architecture was from Paris. Instead of the fairly uniform white buildings with iron balconies, the... Continue Reading →

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Napoli

We spent three of our seven days in Napoli, the birthplace of pizza. The city is one of the poorer ones in Italy, which is reflected by the graffiti on literally every building. However, the location, the history and the pizza made it a great choice for the week. 2/10/17 We arrived in Napoli at... Continue Reading →

Rome in a Day

33, 564 steps. 16.8 miles. 14 hours. 15 major sites and monuments. It was quite the day. Our Rome day trip was spontaneous and not part of my original plan, mostly because I didn't think Rome in a day would be worthwhile. Luckily, Emma had already been to Rome and spent a couple hours creating a... Continue Reading →

Pompeii and Caserta

During my week in Italy, I took two day trips outside of the Amalfi Coast to Pompeii and Caserta. Pompeii and Caserta are two very different places, and we had two very different experiences. 2/12/17 I've been fascinated with Pompeii since I was a little girl, and so this was the day trip I was... Continue Reading →

The Amalfi Coast

For my spring break, I was lucky enough to spend a week in southern Italy. My friends Emma, Kristen and I set up camp in Napoli, the perfect location to get a taste of authentic Italy and take lots of day trips. Two of these day trips were to the Amalfi Coast, with the first... Continue Reading →

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