Pictured above: hiking into the village of Vernazza. Leaving Tuscany, we needed one more taste of the Italian coast before bidding it a final farewell. Cinque Terre was a mystical place I’d read about, but had never had a chance to visit. While I understood there were five villages (in the abstract) I knew nothing [...]
Tuscany seemed like a great way to escape the Amalfi tourists, see a new landscape, and of course continue our wine and pasta tour. G spent time in Tuscany while studying abroad in Siena, so he reluctantly agreed to play tour guide yet again. We decided on Montepulciano, a medieval hillside town at with its own “Vino Nobile” region within Tuscany (more on that later).
If there was ever a place to begin mastering the art of nonchalance, the Amalfi Coast would be it. We arrived in Naples via a 6AM flight from Prague, immediately hopping on the tourist bus to Sorrento. Out the window, the azure colored waves crashing into the rocky cliffs jutting out of the ocean, cypress trees [...]
It’s called the city of five hundred spires, and it had been on my destination list for a decade. When I lived in France in college, Prague had somehow eluded me despite being a cheap flight away. So, when planning our route from Norway to Italy, I convinced G to let us spend 5 days in Prague. With plenty of recommendations in hand, we set out to make our way through this beautiful – though somewhat gritty – city. We were not disappointed.
We spent 5 days in Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital, built on 14 islands. Stockholm is certainly not lacking in reasons to visit: a stunning waterfront facade, one of the cleanest and most efficient transit systems, a much-admired sense of style, a vibrant food culture, a slew of pop music exports, and the list goes on...