Where else can you be in two different continents at once but Istanbul? It isn't enough to spend 48 hours in Istanbul. This city lived the rise and fall of famous empires and seen the world flourish around it as the central point between Europe and Asia. If you're going to Istanbul on a time limit, make the best of your time. The second I landed in Istanbul, I instantly squeezed every ounce of time to make sure I saw all the "best attractions". My biggest regret was not slowing down and
Homesickness is an odd feeling, especially when abroad. The mind and heart feel torn between two great things: what you know and love and the awesome place you are. No matter what... homesickness is normal. It's okay to feel this way and no one should make you feel bad for it. When I first studied abroad in Sevilla, I didn't feel homesick once, but when I taught in Madrid, I felt homesick often. Whenever I felt slightly homesick, I made myself feel even worse. How could I be homesick?
When traveling by bus in the United States it comes down to two bus companies: Greyhound vs Megabus. They both have large networks spanning across the U.S. as opposed to BoltBus, which operates only in the Northeast region and West Coast region. Compared to other modes of transportation, bussing is the cheapest way to get around the U.S. Similarities between Greyhound and Megabus Not reliable Sometimes the wifi and outlets don't work, sometimes it arrives late, sometimes they take
Before I begin, I Googled "Should I Stay In A Hostel?" and the first article that popped up was by Thrillist explaining why you should never, ever stay in a hostel. To which I can only respond with: WHAT THE ACTUAL F**K?! Then I read the comments and many people had the same reaction. To whoever wrote this article, what the hell were you doing when you chose your hostel? Let's continue. There are a multitude of options for accommodation. Hostels happen to be my favorite for several
I made a promise to myself that if I began my blog again this year, I would really focus on it. I wouldn't push it to the side or forget about it, or even pretend like it was "impossible" because I wasn't living in Europe anymore. The past month not blogging was needed. I started my job as a substitute teacher, moved into a new apartment, and spent time exploring my new home. Austin finally feels more permanent rather than a spontaneous (and temporary) stint in my life. I didn't forget