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Backpacking Europe-Brussels

I have to admit that Brussels is one place I went where I had no idea what to expect.  The only thing I knew about Belgium was that they have amazing chocolate.  I’d also heard from fellow travelers that they were supposed to have…

September 6, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Versailles

My last full day in Paris, I took a day trip to Versailles where I spent the entire day.  Versailles is known for its extravagance with the Hall of Mirrors and many fountain filled gardens.  It was one of the most impressive sights I’ve…

September 2, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Paris

I hadn’t been booking my hostels much in advance, because I wanted to flexibility to change my plans (stay longer in one place, or add another city or town into my itinerary) but I found that I had a hard time trying to find…

August 23, 2015

Backpacking Europe-London

After my time in Dublin wishing for a big city, I sure felt right at home when I arrived in London.  While I was a little sad to leave Belfast, I was also excited to be in a city that was just like New…

August 19, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Belfast (Day 3)

We got up early to catch our bus for the trip to Giant’s Causeway.  As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t often do guided tours, but sometimes it’s easiest to pay for the transportation/tour all in one.  This was one such case and well worth…

August 5, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Belfast (Day 1&2)

Going to school in New York, one of my closest friends was from Belfast.  After 4 years of getting to know her and her family and hearing their stories about the history of Ireland, I was very excited to visit their homeland.  In truth,…

August 2, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Dublin

I arrived in Dublin absolutely exhausted. Since my flight was overbooked, I opted to be bumped in exchange for a $400 voucher from the airline. The downside was that my quick flight to Dublin turned into a long flight to Italy and then on…

July 24, 2015

Backpacking Europe – Leaving New York

I planned and saved for my trip to Europe for my last two years of college. After my first year, I knew I wouldn’t have enough money to travel as long as I wanted, so my senior year I worked two jobs so that…

July 12, 2015