Vacation in Madrid: Day 1

Having finished my classes for the year, I decided to treat myself to a vacation. And what better place to vacation in than Spain? Good food, rich history, and stunning architecture. First I went to the country's capital, Madrid. Although a modern city, Madrid has taken active steps to preserve its history and culture. All... Continue Reading →

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The Tsar’s Village

To all the Russian history and literature buffs out there, the Tsar's Village (Tsarskoe Selo) is a well-known spot. In this village outside St. Petersburg, Alexander Pushkin, the father of Russian literature, made his name. It was here that the author of Eugene Onegin studied and wrote himself into stardom. I had the chance to see... Continue Reading →

Vienna the Wunderbar

After a lovely morning in Bratislava, my friends and I took a bus to Vienna, Austria and planned our day over a picnic in the park. First on our list was the Schonbrunn Palace. Originally built in 1548, the palace was purchased by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II in 1569. Since emperors seem to have a... Continue Reading →

Adventure in the Hermitage

The Hermitage Museum is so large that it would take years to view it in its entirety. There are over 3 million works of art on exhibit, and just imagine how much art is stored away. So obviously I can't show you the entire museum. Instead I wanted to take you along on my journey as... Continue Reading →

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