Now that classes are “over” (still unclear as to whether classes are finished this week because I have 2 classes that are scheduled for next week), it’s time to get down to business.
Sure, I’m going to have to study but like I’m talking about exploring! We never got to truly explore Milan this semester (sad). We saw all the touristy things and some popular areas, but I’m talking about becoming a native haha. Yesterday, we went to our first REAL aperativo on our own at Yguana. (I TOTES recommend it if you’re coming to Milan for a weekend or day or whatever.) It was so good! For 10 euro we got unlimited food+1 drink until 10 PM. It was great.
OK! Back to work :)
Arrivederci, i miei amori!
Photographed for an Amsterdam Fashion Blog. Sure, it’s amateur but we all got to start somewhere, right? :)
As a part of my project for my Fashion class, I had to go to Abercrombie in Fitch in Milan and “research” the store.
As soon as we walked in, I was greeted by this lovely specimen with the abs. He was for sure interested in Ally because he took her hand and led her through the store. As I laughed hysterically in the background, he turned to wink at me. Then I laughed even more.
Gotta love this Italian education!
More bikes and canals.
Wooden bike on a street in Amsterdam. Super cute/hipster aka what Amsterdam is all about.
I always thought going to Paris was going to be my most expensive trip since, you know, everything fancy is related to/in Paris but surprisingly it wasn’t! It was my second longest trip and it was probably the least expensive per day!
For those thinking of eurotrippin’ to Paris, DO IT. If you’re an EU student/resident you get into ALL the museums for free. So that saves you what like 10 euros per museum?! Probs close to like 60-70 euro (aka about $90) by the end of it. We were there for 4 full days and did this:
We also did TONS of walking around. When you go, don’t spend money on lunch. Just do like the locals and grab a baguette/sandwich for like 4 euro at a café.
Aside from money things, Paris was the most beautiful city at night. All the lights from the buildings, the tower, and lamposts made it exactly how I envisioned it in my head.
We found Starbucks in the Latin Quarter as well as Christmas decorations aka Boka & I were in heaven because we love Christmas :D
The Eiffel Tower sparkling at night was the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen. All the pictures I took could barely do it justice.
^These are United Buddy Bears (or something like that). Basically all the countries a part of the UN design bears every year and the exhibit is placed in major cities around the world. This year, the exhibit is in PARIS! But of course there was no Jamaica bear -_-… I did find a US bear though:
I definitely recommend going to Versailles. Unless you’re like a polar bear or something, I would suggest going when its like a normal temperature. When we went it was like 45 degrees and windy (about 7 degrees for y’all Celsius people), and I we were all freezing. But it was beautiful. Marie Antoinette’s Estate was so vast and I couldn’t help but imagine her waltzing around the yard and ponds.
Bottom line: Go to Paris, especially as a EU student. You get into just about everything for free :) BONUS - It’s gorgeous.
Apparently I look like someone who would be from Zaire.
Who knew! I sure didn’t!
PSA: Zaire is no longer the name of a country and has not been the name of the country since 1997.