Posts Categorized: Europe

Onboard The World’s Longest Gondola Lift
Bursa Gondola Lift

When I was getting ready for our big trip to Turkey, taking a ride on the world’s longest gondola lift definitely wasn’t something I anticipated doing. Not because it wasn’t interesting to me…but because I had no idea such an attraction could be found in Turkey! Who keeps track of where long gondola lifts are… Read more »

When In Turkey, Try Turkish Coffee
Turkish coffee

When you think about coffee, what comes to your mind? Your favorite mug steaming with a strong black brew? Or maybe for you, coffee means a sweet Starbucks frappuccino. For me, I think of a hot, creamy latte, especially one in an extra wide mug with a pretty design in the milky foam. However, my… Read more »

First Day in Bursa, Turkey
Bursa, Turkey

I took the above picture as I was sitting in the terminal at LAX, preparing myself for the 14 hour direct flight to Istanbul. I had my carry on backpack perfect organized and packed, my phone was charged up, I was in my comfy-but-cute airport outfit…everything was done, it was just a matter of waiting… Read more »

Paris // Exploring Notre Dame

Notre Dame is my favorite place in Paris. I feel such a strong connection with its history, more so than I do in the other landmarks of the city. Being inside those walls makes me feel like I’m being transported into all of the centuries at once; looking at the very stones that so many… Read more »

Paris // Springtime Strolling

We strolled around Paris taking in the dappled sunlight and the glistening sights. We were boarding a plane home that night so we were walking slowly, hoping that perhaps the slower we walked the longer the day would last. Springtime was everywhere in the warm breeze and the splashing of the Seine.

Paris // Père Lachaise, 02

I love cemeteries. I think that they’re so peaceful; the silence buzzes around you as you read the headstones imagining a face and a life to put to each name. Pere Lachaise is enormous and stunning, perfect for getting lost in and for forgetting the present in favor of remembering the past.

Paris // An Eiffel Tower Sunset

Perhaps this isn’t the most exciting of posts, but I don’t care. We had a picnic on the lawn before the Eiffel Tower on our last night in Paris and it was perfect. We watched the sunset and it felt too good to be true. The perfect finale to our Europe tour. The sky and… Read more »

I miss you, macarons

Who couldn’t miss these. Really. There was a bakery about a three minute walk from my room in Angers that had THE BEST macarons possible. Just the right amount sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth without over indulging. Those light cookie shells dissolving in your mouth and the filling perfectly chilled and lingering. An absolute… Read more »

Angers // Le Chateau d’Angers, 02

The chateau in Angers is home to the largest tapestry collection in the world that all tell one story. I can’t remember the exact number, but there were 90-110 medieval tapestries in this hall, together telling the story of the apocalypse. We were alone in our observations; the two dimensional faces displayed the haunted and… Read more »

Angers // Le Chateau d’Angers

So as of June 2, I have been home from Europe for an entire year. It feels so bizarre. And it’s even weirder that I’m about to run out of pictures to share :[ So I’m trying to stretch them out as long as possible. As I tried to put off packing for the journey… Read more »