Summertime, and the outfits are simple.
The heat is coming whether we like it or not so we might as well get ready..
Even though I become a bit more comfortable and confident with myself everyday, I can't suppress the feeling of wanting to be cool person, or at least look like a cool person.
Since I've been abroad shopping has been the last thing on my mind. Mainly because I rather spend the money on a trip to somewhere and also because I already don't know how I'm gonna haul all my stuff back to the US without going over the baggage limits... I love that I've been less concerned about acquiring stuff and more focused on paying for experiences, but there have been a few items that I just couldn't pass up.
I've always been really into the idea of a capsule wardrobe and have been reading blogs like Into Mind and Unfancy since their early days. As much as I love the idea, it never seemed right for me and instead, I worked on creating a more intentional wardrobe without worrying about numbers and switching out items each season. However, I can definitely get behind the idea of doing a mini capsule and the 10x10 challenge was perfect considering that I'll be on a 10 day mini trip before I start next semester. I'll be packing all of this in my duffle bag so I don't have to deal with rummaging through my suitcases to find something to wear. I had a lot of fun picking out these items and creating outfits that I wouldn't have thought of otherwise!
A somewhat brief recollection of my best spring break experience to date. The most wonderful five days in Hong Kong.
It's crazy to think that this time last year I was getting ready for my four month adventure in Prague. How has an entire year gone by already? I miss those four months abroad looking back there's so many things I would have done differently and one of those would be packing.
Remember that one time I went abroad and frolicked across Europe for almost 5 months? I wouldn't have really gone abroad if I didn't write some sappy post about it and I wouldn't be me if I didn't write said post like 3 months too late. so here it is: a post all about how “study abroad changed my life 5ever and how I’m so cultured and different now”
Walking around Amsterdam felt like walking around a pop-up fairytale book. Architecturally it looks and feels different than most of the cities I saw in Europe. With its buildings in all shades of black, grey, and maroon and the plethora of canals and bridges, Amsterdam doesn't feel like a real city at all.
Amsterdam was less about seeing all the sights and more about eating good food, walking aimlessly, and having good conversations with my friend Irvi. That being said, every inch of Amsterdam is adorable and photogenic so naturally I took photos of as many canals and moody-toned buildings as humanly possible. We also took a short trip out to Keukenhoff to see the famous Dutch tulips!
It's finally here, my Paris Travel Guide. I think it took me forever to write my Paris posts but it feels like it's closing the door on my Parisian adventures. There is never enough time to explore Paris but I managed to fit a lot in my three days there.
I don't want to be that person who says "paris changed my life", but man oh man did it change my life.
Brussels originally wasn't on my list of places to visit, but when my old roommates asked if I wanted to join them on this trip, I couldn't say no. It's a beautiful and walkable city and I'm already planning on going back! Brussels is also a really easy place to do with Amsterdam (only 3 hours away via bus) or Bruges if you don't want to stay in the city the whole time.
Oh Brussels, I loved you and your fries so much that I've already booked a ticket to go back. I loved being reunited with my friends from New York and getting to explore the city together. Although our large group brought me lots of stress and frustration (#solotraveler4life), I got to enjoy some of the best fries ever, delicious waffles, and relive my childhood at the comic museum.
Budapest what a gem you are. Budapest was my first trip outside the country while studying abroad and it did not disappoint.