After exams finished last semester, a girlfriend and I packed our bags and headed to Italy as a little treat for all of our hard work the weeks before. We hit up Verona for three days, and took an additional day-trip to Venice, a city I had been dying to see for years. We spent the day wandering the streets, enjoying delicious food, and just stopping to sit and enjoy the water (this California girl misses it on a daily). We went without a clue or a plan, and it truthfully ended up being the best idea ever. Today I wanted to take you guys through our day: the sites we ended up seeing, the food we ate (best ever) and my tips for your visit.
While it seems like just yesterday that I shared photos of my Paris apartment with you guys, I thought it was time to show you a little glimpse of the place I moved into in Munich, Germany at the beginning of my studies. In September 2015 I moved into the apartment I’m living in now, and I love it with every piece of my heart. It’s about three times as big as the Paris one was (Paris was 10sqm), always drenched in sunlight, and I’m even lucky enough to have a balcony. Located 20 minutes from university and right across from the English Garden, I’ve spent the last months making it mine, and now truly call this space home. Today I wanted to give you all a little peek inside, with looks at my favorite little details. Plus, student prices and tips comme d’habitude!
Once temperatures crept up in Paris last summer, I rarely ate any meals indoors anymore. Starting around April, we would spend all of our evenings either somewhere on a lawn or near the Seine, eating and drinking until we had to catch our metros home. Those months were magical, and the places where we spent those nights will always be extra special to me. Today I wanted to share with you my guide to the best picnic spots in Paris. From hidden courtyards to floating islands on the Seine, be sure to enjoy a glass (or a bottle) of wine and a great meal in one of these locations.
Hello all! Yes, I know that once again it has been so long, much much too long. So much has happened, so many adventures I can’t wait to share with you all here. I’ve started my second semester at Uni, went to Paris (which Instagram followers would have seen), saw many new cities around Germany, and have just generally been trying to enjoy every moment.
But now a moment to come back here and begin sharing more frequently again. I’m always busy, but I’ve decided to really try to make it a priority to write again, similar to how I make the time every week to sit down with Uni work! Today I wanted to share my first post that’s truly focused around the city I’m currently living in, Munich! Guys, I absolutely love it here, I am convinced I could not have chosen a better city to live and study in. That being said, there are lots of places around Munich to have a wicked coffee (or tea!), places I wanted to share with you all today. Be sure to stop by should you ever find yourself in town!
While traveling is without a doubt about the experience and the memories you get from doing it, I personally also love having something, a sort of momento, to occasionally look back on and remember my trip by. Today I wanted to share with you all what some of my favorite tangible items are to remember my trips by.
2015 has been a big year. I lived in many places and it was a big year of personal growth for myself. I had the time of my life in Paris, spent a summer relaxing and coming to myself back home in Los Angeles, before making the move to study in Munich (one of my best decisions yet). While this year has by no means been easy, I can only say that everything that has happened has been for the better. Many things didn’t go as expected, but I am so happy to say that everything the way it is now has turned out more wonderful than I could have ever imagined.
This year was also made great by new friends and old, a family that’s always there for me, and cities that helped me find myself and who I am. I am so excited to see what 2016 brings, hopefully a year of many travels and building my life in Germany. Cheers to you all, and thank you to all that have followed along. Boatloads of my favorite photos from the year below!