I’m back with my third and final post about my trip to Lisbon back in October! This will cover our last day in the city, which primarily was a day trip to nearby Belém. Belém (Portuguese for Bethlehem) is an neighborhood on the western side of Lisbon that’s famous for its high concentration of historic…

Overlooking the Quinta da Regaleira

A day in Sintra

Hello, and welcome to my second post on my trip to Lisbon! As mentioned in my main post, the majority of Friday was spent in Sintra, which I felt deserved it’s own post due to the large amount of photos I took. Sintra is a region near Lisbon (around an hour by train) that’s a hugely popular…

Hanging Gardens and Mediterranean Sea

Israel, part 3

Hello, and welcome back! It’s been quite a long time since my last post, due to the craziness of life recently and many friends and family visiting me throughout May. I’m finally able to sit down and finish up writing about my trip to Israel, and hopefully in the next week or two I can…


Israel, part 1

Hello everybody! Last week we had Semana Santa, the big spring break here in Spain, and many people take the chance to travel. I myself was lucky enough to be able to go and visit Israel. My cousin Rachel and her husband Kevin currently live there in Jersualem so it was a good time for me to visit them and also explore Israel a bit. Some of the things I got to do included the Dead Sea, Masada, Haifa, Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee, and many MANY sites in Jerusalem, so follow along this series and see what all Israel has to offer!

Berlin: History, great food, and cold weather

This past weekend I spent a couple days in Berlin with Ali, a friend also in the BEDA program here in Madrid. We had a 3-day weekend and decided to plan a trip together and ended up choosing Berlin primarily due to cheap flights. While we didn’t have any initial goals, the trip ended up turning into a mixture of exploring the city (and it’s history) and eating lots of good food.