Destination: Segovia, Spain

Segovia was the final stop I did while stationed in Madrid for summer break last June. After a lovely day trip to Salamanca, I headed out in good spirits to visit Segovia, which is world-famous for its towering aqueduct in the heart of the city. With its streets and buildings steeped in regal history, Segovia … Continue reading Destination: Segovia, Spain

Destination: Salamanca, Spain

A notable university town, Salamanca is a city steeped in its love for higher learning. Its university attracts thousands of international students to the city each year, one of the highest in the country (16%). This western Spanish city is equally-filled with history, along with its passion for education, that draws many in for a … Continue reading Destination: Salamanca, Spain

Destination: Madrid, Spain (June 2019 Edition)

Madrid hadn't always been my favorite place to visit. In fact, I had a lackluster experience the first time I went nearly four years ago, during my first year working in France. I found that there wasn't too much to do, and the people rather cold and unfriendly, that I'd written it off as a … Continue reading Destination: Madrid, Spain (June 2019 Edition)

Destination: Ephesus, Turkey

Before returning to Istanbul after our six days in the rest of Turkey, my friend and I had one more stop in the country to make. It would be in Ephesus, a former ancient Greek city located at the very west of Turkey, along the Aegean coast. We would have a short day tour there, … Continue reading Destination: Ephesus, Turkey

My Favorite Christmas Markets in Europe

The annual Christmas markets have already been going on for a couple of weeks, and there remains not quite another two weeks before they end. In any case, such events are truly magical during the winter season, with plenty of gingerbread, gifts, and glühwein to boot. Should one be in Europe around the holiday season, … Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Markets in Europe