Has it been 7+ months since my last post, and 8+ months since the actual trip? Yep, but now that I’m ~5 months into a global pandemic, I figured I might as well get around to consolidating some photos and experiences to round out the Scotland leg of my last international trip for a very […]
My first introduction to London was in the spring of 2017 as the launching point for my post-grad solo Euro trip—I spent 4 full days there but knew pretty early on I’d want to go back again. Backpacking across Europe for over a month on a limited budget puts certain constraints on what you […]
day seven: centre pompidou, le palais royal, tour monparnasse Following the recommendation from the nice Chinese Parisian couple I’d met the previous night, I headed over to the Centre Pompidou and stood in line as soon as they opened. It took about 30 minutes to get through a modestly sized line because the museum wanted […]
day five: versailles This was a weird day, not gonna lie. On my way to Versailles on the train I got stopped by a fare inspector not 3 minutes before arriving at the Versailles station and got a 35€ fine for not having the right ticket. Apparently the metro tickets are only good within Paris, […]
day three: sacre couer, montmarte, tour eiffel, arc de triomphe, fancy cake I woke up feeling pretty well rested, and got breakfast with Claudia around 9am. She decided to go to Paris Disneyland, and I considered it for a minute, but ultimately decided that that particular use of time and money wouldn’t bring me joy. […]
A few months ago I found a cheap flight to Paris out of SJC, and after about a week of weighing the pros/cons and drafting multiple spreadsheets, I bought the tickets and booked a hostel.
Today I got breakfast with Grace and Katie at the hostel and we decided that we wanted to spend the day at Szechenyi Baths, a historical medicinal bathhouse only a 25 minute walk away from the hostel. We got to the baths around noon and got a pass for 4900HUF (18USD).
I got breakfast with Ainura and Grace around 10AM this morning and we hung out in the common area for a few hours while Ainura caught up on some work. We decided to go to the House of Terror, a museum that was formerly used as headquarters during both fascist and communist regimes in Hungary. It […]
This morning I woke up around 9AM and got breakfast with Grace and Ainura at the hostel. Since I didn’t have any clean t-shirts left and my laundry wouldn’t be done until later in the day, I needed to get a short sleeved shirt to wear around for the day since it was projected to […]
I woke up this morning around 8AM, packed, checked out, and left my big bag in the luggage room at the hostel. I went to the grocery store for breakfast and some souvenirs and got a pastry and some Mozartkugel for my family and friends. I then walked over to Belvedere Palace, took some pictures, and ate […]