Tag: tourism

Roma: Italian romance

Ah, Rome. There is so much I can say about Rome, but it wouldn’t be enough to capture how beautiful it really is. I am sitting here right now at a loss for words to describe it. I arrived to Roma Termini (the train station) early, which, I must add, almost never happens in Italy.…

Florence & Siena: Tuscany’s rivals

Next city on my hit list was Florence, Italy and I managed to make a day trip to Siena as well. I arrived by train as usual, because the train network in Italy is fantastic in my opinion. My host in Florence was Alessandro, who actually lives in Sesto Fiorentino which is a suburb of…

Bologna: Oldest European student city

Bologna was by far the most surprising city I visited in Italy. The city is very rich in history and maybe one of its biggest claims to fame is that it holds the oldest university in the world: the University of Bologna, founded in 1088! Now that’s old. When walking through the streets you can…

Venezia: Port of Italy

I left Vienna on September 8th from the Westbahnhof train station. My trip was 12 hours long until I finally reached Venice-Mestre train station on the morning of September 9th. I had no clue where to go upon my arrival. The information office had moved to another location and there was nowhere to ask for…

Ex-Yugoslavia: natural beauty

Hey again! I arrived in Belgrade, Serbia on August 16th safe and sound. Belgrade, Serbia’s largest city, has a population of about 1.15 million people which has increased in the last few years. I spent a couple nights in the city, staying in Milan’s, one of my cousins, apartment. He decided it would be a…

Vienna & Bratislava: Pretty in white

On September 2 the time came for me to say good bye to my family in Serbia and come here to Vienna to see my very good friend Nina and her family. Nina and I met in Cuba when I travelled there for my 16th birthday and we have been good friends every since. When…

Twenty-one days later

It has been 21 days since I entered the plane in Toronto to come here to travel Europe, and see what this continent has to offer. So far the adventure has been enjoyable, but also difficult. In Serbia I had my family to keep me company and visiting people kept me busy. Now in Vienna,…

With preparation comes sleep deprivation

As I entered my last year of university I began to wonder where my life would go once I graduated. Many options ran through my mind, such as continuing my education in grad school or paramedic college, or even starting to work right away. But my heart settled on the decision to head to Europe…