Spent Easter with my second family (and the Pope).
Regretting not letting the flesh eating fish have a nibble at my feet.
My first bloody mary in Europe. Prague-version.
Hello Prague–Easter Market!
Won’t exactly be missing tube life in London.
“Performing” on the same stage U2 and the Police played on.
Blending in in Londontown.
Outside the British Museum.
Trafalgar Square on a classic rainy day.
An unexpected trip to the hospital in London to visit Christopher.
A friendly face visitor all the way from the US; marked the start to a great Spring Break.
Writing a paper for Travel Writing about my favorite park in Rome.
Someone has to be the messy roommate… So happy she puts up with me.
Their last Italian dinner! Missing you already Mom and Dad.
Now the question is, do you prefer the real Duomo or the Pseudo-Duomo?
Cooking class in Chianti, Tuscany.
Venetian adventure with the parents.
Parents brought Carmen and I to Florence for some much welcomed hotel life.
White smoke & Pope Francis’ inauguration–got to see it all!
Showing them a little taste of Roman night life.
Parents in St. Peter’s Square.
Finally saw the inside the inside of the Colosseum.
Dad’s first lesson: Tourism is tiring.
LOOK WHO SHOWED UP TO ROME. First thing they saw–Pantheon.
Apparently I thought I went to Saint Norberts for the night.
Finally found me a place to get a good smoothie in this country!
Good weather is finally here, but with it came the tourists.
My roman dryer…it works until the wind comes.
Carmen in bead heaven at the Sunday flea market.
UW friends meeting high school friends.
Hopped on a train and ended up in Orvieto in Tuscany!
SAE reunion in Rome?
Benedict riding in the Popemobile during his last appearance at the Vatican.
Villa Doria Pamphili–Found my new favorite park, finally fulfilling deprivation of nature!
Caffe (Expresso) vending machine became my new best friend.
Finally a sunny day in Istanbul–view from Topkapi Palace.
Bosphorous boat tour to see the Asian & European side from the water.
Blending in (?) at the Blue Mosque.
Our first pistachio baklava…WELCOME TO TURKEY.
Not a bad destination for an evening stroll.
Dave and Sean visiting from France exploring their Italian taste buds.
Apparently studying abroad actually calls for some studying. Hello Midterm season.
Sleeping on a wood-like mattress was totally worth it to get to see Anna’s home stay.
Climbed the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence for a beautiful view.
I think Kate cried tears of joy about 3 times in Italy.
Unexpected abroad souvenir? (Mrs. Lurie please note that this wasn’t my idea)
Ash Wednesday Mass at Basilica de Santa Maria–the first church in Rome to celebrate mass.
Brussel sprouts, salmon, & spinach pasta. Watch out Rachael Ray.
Nothing like a good escape to the park.
Biked around the ocean and through Barcelona’s parks. We are low key the best tourists.
Went to Sitges–a smaller beach town near Barcelona–to celebrate Carnival.
Just a little taste of paella.
From taxi to bus to train to airport to Barcelona..longest day of travel.
Had a little too much fun with this girl on her visit from Florence.
Ended my day by watching this family for a little reminder of home.
CELEBRATED CARMENS 21ST!
Deep conversation and a beautiful view..couldn’t have asked for a better day in the Rome.
Vorrei gnocchi per favore.
The result of touring places alone…just me and St. Peters Basilica!
This actually happened. Lowest of lows.
Drinking a bottle of wine before class is fine until you have to take notes..
Erica’s version of yoga at a trip to the park.
Finally caved and bought an umbrella from the umbrella men…it broke in 20 minutes.
Took a boat tour through the canals on our last day. Learned that there are over 100 bridges throughout the city!
Finally caved and bought these hats in desperation to warm up.
The group at our walking tour for our first taste of Amsterdam.
First flight across Europe=success. Waiting at the Amsterdam airport for our train into the city.
Pizza Vegetariana-Tonights pizza was the best I’ve tried so far!
Our new friend Claudio who taught us a lot about Italy while sipping on a new favorite drink that has freshly chopped ginger and cucumber in it. I never want a mixed drink from Mondays ever again.
Shout out to all the haters who told me I wouldn’t be able to find peanut butter in Europe.
Today it sunk in that I actually don’t have to leave this place. I love my new home.
Just bought some tickets, apparently we are going to Amsterdam next weekend.
Where are we?!
Got to see Carmens apartment for the first time! We are only about a 10 minute walk or 3 minute tram away.
Shoes on Shoes on Christian Luboutin on Rome.
The Trevi Fountain may be one of my favorite sites thus far.
Spent my sunday in a cafe, have a feeling I will be doing a lot of my homework here.
Spent Erica’s 21st birthday exploring by the Colosseum and Campo di Fiori.
Somehow Keldred and I ended up in the same orientation group.
Acquired an unfortunate looking ID picture during orientation in result of too much vino the night prior.
Arrived in Rome! This is the view from my bedroom window.
Wish I could bring my personal luggage caddy with me to Rome!