I went to Rome and only saw one thing…The Yellow

The Yellow is a hostel that I worked at for 6 weeks last year where I met a ton of people. Some people I randomly saw again and others I made a point to meet up with again and then there were those I just never got to know. But there was a specific group of people…

Something other than Quito

I had two nights to spend in Quito between Bogota and The Galapagos. Quito airport isn’t exactly near Quito (think about a 30-45 minute drive) and I had some friends that were renting a car and traveling to some other cities Ecuador has to offer so I decided to tag along with them. I stayed…

My first stop in Chile…Santiago

There are some cities you travel to and it becomes more about the people and the hostel rather than the city itself. This is exactly what happened when I went to Santiago, Chile.  I stayed at La Chimba Hostel in Barrio Bellavista and immediately fell in love. The atmosphere was amazing and the staff was…

Pretending to be a local in São Paulo

São Paulo can be a very overwhelming place for a backpacker since it is the largest city in South America and the 9th largest city in the world. I met some people when I was volunteering at a hostel in Rome and instantly bonded with them. Lucky for me, they live in São Paulo. I…

Albanian gentleman

Traveling around really shows you the true nature of a lot of people and says a lot about various countries. By far, I have found Albania to be one of the friendliest and most helpful countries that I have been to. Here are a few examples of why: 1) The first time I was in…

One day in Sofia

I arrived to Ten Coins Hostel in Sofia, Bulgaria around 7:00am absolutely exhausted! Why so exhausted? Let me recap the previous 14 hours. Rushed to my bus since I was an idiot and had the wrong time on my computer and barely made it. Took a 12 hour overnight bus from Athens to Sofia that I…

Self guided walking tour of Prague

I lost my Fitbit somewhere between Rome and Split and really wish I had it for the day I had walking around Prague. It all started with a mission to the post office (open basically 24 hours a day) to mail post cards I have had since Germany (May)! After that it was a walk…

Sushi in Germany?

Just because I am in a certain country, does not mean I have to eat the local food the entire time. Today I had a craving for sushi and found a great place with bottomless sushi! It was absolutely delicious and made me very happy. I haven’t totally strayed away from the German way. I…

A traveling we will go

I am usually quite the planner. I like to know where I’m going and how I am getting there and what I am doing when I get there. This trip has made me throw that all right out the window! Now, I really just go with the flow. For the past few days I have…

Crazy in Stuttgart

Today started like any other day with a mission to find a new pair of Havaianas of course. As I was walking around yesterday, my favorite go to flip flops decided to finally give out. Needless to say, this made for a lovely barefoot walk along the streets of Stuttgart, Germany. I chose to take…