Having A Coke With You

"is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne
or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona
partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian
partly because of the fluorescent orange tulips around the birches
partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary"

- Frank O'Hara


If there's one thing I've learned while traveling, it's that who you travel with is just as important (if not even more so) as where you go and what you see. It makes all the difference in the world to be traveling around with someone who shares your travel style, who can withstand your "quirks", who's interested in seeing the same things you are and who revels in the same simple pleasures as you do...or even better, somebody who can teach you to open your eyes and heart to something new. Basically, go find yourself a friend like Sylwia to travel with and you'll be good to go ;)

In transit

I've been on the road traveling around Europe for exactly a week now and it still feels surreal that I'm doing this. My travel buddy Sylwia and I have been planning this trip for two years now. We first went to Europe as part of a summer abroad program in the Czech Republic and during that time we had a free weekend and decided to go to Berlin. Naturally, we fell in love with the city and promised ourselves we'd come back as soon as we finished our undergrad.

I finished my last exam just a little over a month ago and here I am...currently in Siena as I write this and soon to be making my way back to Berlin.

We'll be in and out of different cities and countries for the next month or so, which means I likely won't be able to write as often as I'd like to. In the meantime, we'll be vlogging our travels and I hope you'll join us on our journey! Below is our first video ever but you can watch the rest at Please excuse our ridiculousness : )



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