Destination: Split, Croatia

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View of Split.

After three nights in Dubrovnik, I continued my journey through Croatia by heading to Split. Known for its beaches and Roman history, this coastal city is also a popular tourist destination, as it’s also where people can visit nearby islands like Hvar or Brač for nature and nightlife. Compared with Dubrovnik, the city of Split is bigger and with more things to do for a good time. Continue reading “Destination: Split, Croatia”

Destination: Kotor & Budva, Montenegro

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View of Kotor from St. John’s Fortress (May 2018).

Whilst in Dubrovnik for vacation in May, I also took a day trip to Montenegro, as it wasn’t too far away. I was interested in seeing more of the Balkans and had heard good things about Montenegro so as to visit. That said, I opted for an organized tour for convenience, and I spent my whole second day visiting the small country. Continue reading “Destination: Kotor & Budva, Montenegro”

Destination: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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On Stradun (May 2018).

A fantastic week in Iceland was done, but I wasn’t done traveling yet in May. In fact, it was just the beginning, as I would be spending the next two weeks in the Balkans. Home to countries such as Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia, this particular region of Europe has drawn in a notable crowd in the past decade, due to its stunning beaches, being inexpensive and, of course, Game of Thrones references. Continue reading “Destination: Dubrovnik, Croatia”

Crazy Travel Stories #7: That One Time I Lost my Phone in Iceland…

Recently, I’ve come to realize that, in my three years of traveling Europe, you can never be too careful with bad things happening on the way. You can plan and be cautious all you want, but when it comes down to it, there will be incidents out of your control and it’ll happen all the same. In other words, shit happens.

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Life Update #9: Reflections on my First Year as a Lectrice (and summer plans)

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As of two weeks ago, I can say that I’m *officially* done with my first year as a lectrice d’anglais. Following a three-week vacation all over Europe, I returned to France to proctor rattrapages (make-up exams for students who’d failed English this past year) and otherwise to sort out renewal logistics for the upcoming year. I would say that it’d been both busy and not busy, which made for an interesting combination.

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