An overcast town awaited our first stop of our grade 12 Euro trip. On and off rain in what seemed to be a very colourful town ended up being Verona the city of love. Continue reading “Verona – Italy”
With the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris it really made me think of my time travelling there. If you know anything about me is how in love I am with Paris – although my time there only consisted of 3 days spread across two trips. My room alone has a headboard I made with a poster of the Eiffel Tower, a candle shaped with the Eiffel tower, chairs covered with a Paris design, pictures of my time in the city of lights and I even have a France notebook I am saving for the next time I go…. It’s an obsession.
“I cannot tell you what an impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world”
– Charles Dickens
Pisa is one of those places you just go there to see that main touristic building and then you move on. In 2009, on my high school trip we visited Pisa. We were probably there for a total of 3 hours. It was a stop on our way to another city and it was more time than needed.
As soon as we got there we had to push our way among a huge crowd of tourists. You cross a gate and to the left hand side is the church to which the bell tower (Leaning Tower of Pisa) belongs to. On the right hand side of the walkway are a whole bunch of vendors selling you everything and anything.
I did the typical tourist stuff.. got extremely drunk, went to a sex show in the red light district and eat a special brownie. Continue reading “The Red Light District Experience”
Audrey Hepburn knew exactly what she was talking about when she said “Paris is always a good idea.”
If romance could be described by a city it would be Paris. It is truly breathtaking, And at night with all the lights on it’s magical. It’s like being in a movie. I am obsessed with everything this wonderful city has to offer.
I first fell in love with Paris in 2009 on a high school 10 day trip to Italy and France. This was my first time travelling to Europe so I had high expectations – and they were all met.
I was taking a history class where we learned a lot about Paris which really took the experience of the trip to a whole new level. Being there was like living history. So I recommend you learn a little about every place you visit in Europe because there is so much history it will shock you – and make your experience 100 times better.