The Best Kept Secrets of Northern Spain

It’s no secret that Basque Country is a must-see for anyone who steps into Spain for it’s endless greenery, winding mountains and hidden beaches, and incredibly kind people. But, of course, I don’t just mean Bilbao. BILBAO Before heading into Spain when revealing my itinerary to some friends, one of the made a sour face…

My Class Visit to Assisi

My class, titled ‘Mystics, Philosophers, Saints and Sinners’ and taught by professor Lori King was an incredible experience. I was given the chance to re-learn and discover incredible parts of Catholicism, learn about saints and mystics, and visit several Basilicas and monasteries in Rome. We even took a day trip to Assisi, where my professor…

Meet the Colombi’s, my extended Italian family!

Something I’ll never forget — sitting down at a wooden table with a heart-warming and welcoming family, several conversations in Italian going on at once, and sharing Polenta served on a few wooden tablets. The feeling of acceptance into the family and consideration they had for me made my heart literally melt. But let me…

Learning to cook from my Italian Mamma!

I had some friends over for dinner one night and we tasked ourselves with making a simple Italian dinner, inspired by our past 3 weeks in homestays with Italian mothers who cooked Italian food. To me, 3 weeks was definitely enough to learn a thing or two and make the best food possible. We made…

Afternoon Picnicking in Ostia Antica

It finally started getting sunny and warm in Rome in early April. Because of this, I wanted to make sure I was spending my time wisely and exploring nearby neighborhoods and towns. So when my friend Shivani brought up the idea to check out Ostia Antica I jumped at it. So one lovely Saturday afternoon,…