~Obligatory phone-booth photo
~Top of the London Eye
~Big Ben !
~Day trip to the beautiful Windsor Castle to brush elbows with the Queen
~Platform 9¾ !!
[Not pictured: learning some jamaican english, a comedy show in the same building that the olympic gymnastics competition was held, fantastic food, an £8 whiskey sour (that’s like $16), getting caught in pouring rain, being overwhelmed with being able to eaves drop on conversations after living in a non-english speaking place, the tube!, and meeting a ton of sweet & interesting people]
2:19 pm • 6 May 2013 • 3 notes
~ sunset & drawing on top of Círculo de Bellas Artes
~football, wine, & couples in Parque del Retiro. (Where we were asked to stay & teach english. The saddest job decline I’ve ever had.)
~Palacio de Cristal
~took a bus tour & saw all the sights !
~walked out of our hostel to a protest about the recent goings-on with the royal family.
~not going to translate this. (that is sausage taped to the sign)
3:00 pm • 24 April 2013 • 2 notes
Photobooth pictures for our last (happy/sad/crazy/tear-filled) night out together in Barcelona …
12:54 pm • 22 April 2013 • 1 note
Family visit to BCN! It was a blast:
~ Plaça Espanya magic fountain show
~ plenty of rooftop cava
~ Sagrada Familia
~ dinner at Xup Xup on the Mediterranean
[Not pictured: Park Güell magic, street performers, a jet-lagged bus tour, showing off my slightly-improved spanish, playing tour guide, BCN Zoo, Flamenco Dancing, shopping in Plaça Catalunya, & a rainbow cab ride]
12:48 pm • 22 April 2013
snapbacks-and-frats-too asked: You are so pretty! :) (Cue creeper stamp on my forehead...) I bet those Spaniards are all over you!! New fave study abroad blog for sure! Your sketches are awesome, too. Well. Enjoy me being creepy. :)
Awh, not creepy at all! Thank you! : )
1:12 pm • 5 April 2013
My roommates & I saw Mumford & Sons in Barcelona at the Sant Jordi club a couple weeks ago. They were incredible. I loved to hear everyone singing in their different accents.
2:23 pm • 4 April 2013 • 4 notes
In Barcelona we didn’t have spring break, we had Semana Santa. (Easter Week). My friends & I spent the first half in Italy & then I came back home to meet my family for their visit to BCN. (!)
~ Florence: on top of the Duomo
~ Florence: the leather market
~ It actually leans !
~ The most beautiful train stop ever
~ Breathtaking Cinque Terre
~ Underwater Venice.
[not pictured: gelato everyday, spending a full day drawing beautiful buildings, missing trains, new soul-mate friends, black plagues, adorable Italian accents, a classic gondola ride in Venice, numerous cups of coffee, & gluten free food !]
1:04 pm • 4 April 2013 • 3 notes
Today … cab ride in the rain & a lucky rainbow. Que bonito.
6:25 pm • 1 April 2013 • 6 notes
I’m out traveling during Semana Santa & I had a day to myself in Florence. I didn’t have plans but I stumbled across an art supply store, bought some paper & pencils, and sketched my favorite places. It was so great I thought I might melt from happiness. & then a Turkish man asked me if I would consider selling this one. I covered the cost of my supplies and used my earnings for coffee & gelato !
[p.s. this is the bridge that the gold market is on]
1:22 pm • 23 March 2013 • 3 notes