Staying in the Black Forest, Germany

Following my four days in Kraków, I flew from Poland to Stuttgart, Germany on my way to visit a roommate from Madrid in her hometown of Gengenbach. Gengenbach is in the southwestern part of Germany, in the Black Forest region. It is about 1 hour by train from Strasbourg in France, sitting close to the…

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A Bus to Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha

Historically, Toledo has been a home to the various empires that have lived in the city. The walls and buildings left by the Romans were reconstructed with Arabic influence during the Ottoman Empire. Jewish, Islamic and Christian influences are all strong throughout the city, and this immense amount of history led it to become a…

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Christmas in Vienna, Austria

The first stop on my winter break trip in 2019 was Vienna, Austria. I arrived in the city the afternoon of December 24th, and found the city completed decorated for the holiday. I took the train into the city from the airport and walked straight to Rathausplatz where a large Christmas market was in full…

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Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, South of France

During the winter break, following exams, I went on a weekend trip to Marseille with my roommates. We were able to find flights from Madrid to Marseille for only 45 euros round trip, so we felt we had to take advantage of the opportunity. There are lots of cheap flights around Europe if you are…

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