San Gimignano

When we left Rome, we were more than ready to leave. Little did we know that, during our lunch stop on way to the next city, Florence, we would find an unexpected gem of a place called San Gimignano. No one gave us any context before stopping here, and the bus area wasn't much to …

Rome

The first and only time that I have ever seen the Lizzie McGuire movie was during pre-departure classes. And yet, inevitably, this is what everyone else my age first thinks of when they think about going to Rome, Italy and making wishes in the Trevi Fountain. They all want to find that cute singer dude …

Venice

Venice is a place of dreams. This is true in a broad sense, of course; the place is completely surreal. Everything about it is hazy and magical, vivid and strange. It's a city built on water, a city sinking amidst its own paved alleyways and winding canals. But more specifically, it's a place of my …

Versailles

Saturday, May 27th, 2017, Part Two The first time I went to Paris, we did the whole guided Versailles tour group thing. But that didn't stop me from going back after Dorsay, for the remainder of what was essentially a really good free day. This time, though, I didn't have the fast skip-the-line advantage. But …

Dorsay

Saturday May 27th, 2017 We got to Musée d'Orsay (which again, I will be calling Dorsay because one I'm lazy but two it sounds more like an appropriate and affectionate pet name) around 9:30 am. Paris was quiet and cool, and we got to cross and see the river and streets before they grew wild …