Cinque Terre (Chink-wuh Tare-ah in English)

June 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

As if visiting the Tuscan countryside and touring a winery wasn’t enough for one weekend, we also shoved in Cinque Terre, which is possibly even more beautiful than Tuscany. Located on the Western coast of Italy, Cinque Terre, or Five Towns, is a string of tiny, colorful villages perched precariously on cliffs that overlook the […]

Under the Tuscan Sun

June 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After today, I’m not sure if I’ll ever want to come home. The Tuscan countryside is the most breathtaking landscape I’ve ever seen. At quick glance, it’s full of rolling green hills, spotted with picturesque villas tucked into terraces. With a closer look, the blanket of green becomes individual vineyards running like veins over, under, […]

Comparisons and Complaints

June 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Florence is quickly becoming my home away from home. Its cobblestone streets connecting piazzas throughout the city provide plenty of area to spend hours navigating a route marked by shops, cafes and restaurants; all in the midst of buildings dating back to the 12th century. Florence has perfected the blend of a modern bustling city […]

On Princes and Presidents in London

June 7, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

After a nine hour plane ride, a two hour wait in the London-Heathrow airport, and a two hour drive in a jerky stick shift bus to our hotel, we finally arrived in London! We got in at 9 A.M and were given the rest of the day free to explore the city on our own. […]