Category: Europe

By Megan Hulshizer

Road Trip to Cinque Terre

Anke picked me up from the Munich airport and away we went! We stopped to buy some necessary road trip chocolate and the pass needed to use the Austrian highways. Our goal for day one: Verona. The city is about halfway between Munich and our final destination of Cinque Terre. Google estimated around five hours,…

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By Megan Hulshizer

Sofia, Bulgaria

In May, my school had a week off so I decided to take advantage of the last, long vacation by absolutely cramming it full of adventures. For a while now I have been eyeing visiting Bulgaria. RyanAir flies to Sofia from Hamburg for very cheap prices, and after Estonia and Latvia, Eastern Europe was calling…

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By Megan Hulshizer

The French Riviera

I’ve just returned back to grey and rainy Hamburg after a whirlwind weekend in the French Riviera, the Côte d’Azur, and I’m already dreaming of the day I’ll return. One of my favorite movies growing up was the Alfred Hitchcock classic, To Catch a Thief. Starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, and of course, the scenery of…

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By Megan Hulshizer

Riga, Latvia

The bus between Tallinn and Riga takes about four hours. I didn’t mind the ride at all, because I could watch the countryside pass me by, and they had free wifi little tv screens showing a huge assortment of movies. I watched “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” during my journey, which is a super…

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By Megan Hulshizer

Tallinn, Estonia

Easter break in Germany was approaching and I knew I wanted to visit someplace different, someplace new. We had Friday and Monday surrounding the holiday off, so on Friday I flew from Bremen to Tallinn, Estonia. I arrived that evening and since our flight had just missed the bus into town (it only runs every…

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Seville: Flamenco

The first night in Seville, Brian and I had reservations that I had been excited for since before our arrival in Madrid: a live flamenco performance. My good friend Shannon had told me about Casa de la Memoria where we could watch live singing and dancing in an intimate performance space. But before the show, we stopped for…

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By Megan Hulshizer

Sun and Sand in Málaga

We flew from Ibiza to Málaga with RyanAir, because hello it was like 20 bucks, but most people recommended visiting Granada to the north instead, and we began to worry that we were about to visit a boring town. Instead, we were pleasantly surprised by the coastal city! We arrived on Friday to a warm evening…

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By Megan Hulshizer

Ibiza

I have one word for Ibiza: sunsets. Both evenings we spent on the island, Brian and I enjoyed drinks and watched the sky change every color of the rainbow in stunning light shows. Some say we are still looking at the sunsets there to this day. We flew out of Madrid at 7 am, an incredibly…

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By Megan Hulshizer

Madrid in March

My body has been cold since October. The other day in Hamburg, it reached 50 degrees Fahrenheit and I had some gelato. I have been desperate for warmth and sun for months, so I was absolutely excited when my trip to Spain over our Easter break finally arrived at the beginning of March! (Sure, Easter…

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