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Why Couldn’t Mozart Find his Piano Teacher? He was Haydn.

Although I was not ready to leave Venice, I thought that Vienna was a very pretty and sophisticated city. The activities that the school planned in Vienna were my absolute favorite and I learned a lot more about the history and culture of Vienna.

The Schonbrunn Palace complemented with the audio guide was absolutely fantastic. [...]

Through the Venice Looking-Glass

I have to admit that although I was looking forward to the Venice trip, I did not believe that I would enjoy the city due to the plethora of tourists. While there were many tourists in Venice, this did not prevent me from falling in love with the city. It did not matter which direction [...]

Yes, Midterms Exist in Budapest.

I am sorry that I have not posted in a while! Fall break for McDaniel Budapest students was this past week and I was in Budapest for a grand total of 12 hours over the past ten days. During those ten days I was in Venice, Vienna, and Krakow. Each city was fantastic and I [...]

Chimney Cakes in Budapest!

I am convinced that Europe is composed of bread. I am not complaining–just an observation! To celebrate this wonderful food group, on Friday, I went with my roommate to the 2nd Sekler Cake Festival. The festival celebrated the famous Hungarian chimney cakes, or kurtoskalacs.

At the festival, there were at least ten different chimney cake [...]

Buses, Hostels, and Student Discounts: Things I’ve Learned About Planning Trips

Just to restate the obvious–I love traveling. Studying abroad in Budapest has given me fantastic opportunities to explore more of Europe, and I still have three remaining weekend trips in October and November. Since I am studying abroad, here are some things I have learned about while planning trips.

1. Budget Bus Lines

I think [...]