We spent our third day watching movies, relaxing on the beach, and spotting celebrities at Lido Island We happened to book the Italy trip during VIFF 2017, the Venice International Film Festival! My mom is a huge movie junkie so we figured we’d dedicate a day to participate in the festival and hope that we’d… Continue reading Italy day 3: Jennifer Lawrence at VIFF, Lido Island
Our second day in Venice was spent island hopping, and our first stop was Torcello. Torcello a nearby island known for their main attraction – the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the year 639. We weren’t allowed to take any pictures inside the Basilica, but it was definitely an underrated destination full of… Continue reading Italy Day 2: Island hopping to Torcello, Murano, and Burano
Hey! Long time no post- that’s because my mom and I went to Venice, Italy! It was my first time going and I didn’t know what to expect besides a ton of pasta and gondola singers but.. not to my surprise, there was so much more than just that. After the 8 hour airplane ride,… Continue reading Venice Trip Day 1
We spent day 3 of my UK trip by escaping the city and heading to Loch Lomond! Loch Lomond (“lock low-mund” – I thought it was pronounced like “lock lawmand” at first) was only a 30 minute car ride away from Glasgow. First stop was lunch at Duck Bay Hotel! They also had high tea… Continue reading Day trip to Loch Lomond!
One thing I wasn’t expecting myself to look forward to seeing in the UK was Plant life (lol). I remember seeing grass from the airplane and freaking out because at the time it was still snowing in Toronto. Cue wasn’t kidding when he warned us about how hot it could get in the greenhouse, though!… Continue reading The Garden & the Necropolis
Since the end of exchange, I was already thinking about when I’d be reuniting with my friends I made abroad. Two years later in September, I buy a flight to Glasgow and it’s official: I’m going to the UK in March 2017. First stop- Reykjavik! Just kidding. I wish I weren’t but I was there… Continue reading Arriving in Glasgow