European Travel

  • Edinburgh, Scotland

    Edinburgh Castle and Camera Obscura

    According to the lady at the Camera Obscura center, today is the shortest day of the year in Edinburgh. The sun starts setting around 2:30PM or so and it's dark by 4:00PM. In spite of that fact, I managed to…

  • St. Giles, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Edinburgh: Old Town Love

    Alex finally managed to get out of Edinburgh this morning around 10AM, which left me with my first day of solo sightseeing. I started by hitting up a few shops on Princes Street (H&M, TopShop, the normal haunts) to pick…

  • Vatican City

    Rome: The Vatican and Castel Sant’ Angelo

    On Sunday, for our last day in Rome, we (fittingly) decided to spend the day exploring the Vatican, seeing St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, and trekking up to Castel Sant' Angelo. We took the Metro to the Vatican…

  • Trevi Fountain, Italy

    Day Two in Rome, Italy

    After our fun-filled and relatively stress-free first day in Rome, we had a solid plan of attack for the second day of our Roman holiday: a trip to Santa Maria Maggiore (which we could see from our room), a stop at…

  • Piazza Navona, Rome

    Rome: Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

    Pizza. Wine. Gelato. Bruschetta. Crostini. Caprese Salad. Sangria. I'm back in London taking a break in between classes after three delicious and action-packed days in Rome. First, let me say that Rome has got to be one of the most…