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After a long and nice day in Lithuania, the next day, early in the morning, we went to the airport to catch a flight to our next destination, which was
As you may know from a previous blog post “My Favorite Cities,” Moscow was one on my top list of future cities I’d like to visit. We arrived at approximately 1 pm and it took a while to get through customs. Our first impression of Russia was that the people are definitely not welcoming people (Sorry Tamara lol). So there are lines for Russian citizens and citizens of other countries, and we obviously lined up at the foreign citizens line; even if the Russian citizens lines were vacant. Then this Russian customs lady started screaming at us in Russian to move to the Russian citizens lines. How were we supposed to know or understand what she wanted us to do? Anyway, despite that, we were still excited to be in Russia! Again, Russia was completely different from anywhere I’ve been. We went to exchange some money to the Russian Ruble when we arrived in the city center, and it was extremely hard to know the actual value of things as 60 rubles=1 Euro (We always had to have our phone calculators out). It was a pretty interesting experience dealing with that kind of money. We only had a few hours in Moscow so really we only had time to go to the Kremlin and walk around a little bit, and also visit this humongous mall right next to the big Red Square. It was extremely cold, I don’t think I ever wore so many layers and still felt cold. I wanted to take so many pictures but I just gave up at a certain point because I had to keep taking off my glove to touch my phone screen. I was glad we got to see Moscow and we weren’t sad to be leaving the capital because after Saint Petersburg, we were coming back to Moscow for another couple of hours.
As you may know from my previous blog post, “My Favorite Cities,” I went on a school trip to Russia during spring break. What you don’t know is that we also visited 5 other cities in 5 different countries that are not in Russia. It was an overwhelming experience, as we visited 7 beautiful cities (Paris, Vilnius, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Prague, Bratislava, and Bergamo) in 6 different countries and took 8 flights in just 11 days. It was the first time I did something like this, and despite there being some moments when I just wanted to go home and sleep (as we barely got 4 hours of sleep per night), I loved the trip and it was very worth it. The 1st city we visited was
Just like Audrey Hepburn said, “Paris is always a good idea”. I’ve been to Paris several times and I love it even more every time I visit. Unfortunately, this time we had only a few hours in the city before we had to take a night train to Beauvais, a town where the airport is located where we caught our flight to Vilnius in Lithuania the next morning. We mostly spent time in the very chic and famous avenue Champs-Elysees where all the people are dressed in iconic designer clothes, and luxurious cars roam around the paved streets. The first thing we saw when the Metro escalators were taking us up was the Arc de Triumph and it never looked so beautiful. We then got free time and we split up (we were 11 students and 2 chaperones), so I seized the opportunity, and I crossed the Seine River to get a little peak of the Eiffel tower, which glowed and sparkled exquisitely through the dusky atmosphere. I have not felt that relaxed in a very long time, and it was just what I needed after a gruesome 3-hour flight, which felt more like 30 hours. I was very satisfied that Paris was part of the trip.
Jemaa el-Fnaa is a square in Marrakesh’s Medina (old city). It is one of the best known squares in Africa, being the main attraction for tourists in Marrakesh, and is the oldest square in Morocco.
On the square, and in the souks that starts right behind it, you can feel the mixture of traditionalism with modernism; you can see how old culture and methods mix with today’s society.
You can buy different souvenirs and enjoy the tastiest orange juice from the stalls in the back.
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As you may know from the “About Us” section on the blog, I love traveling! I’ve seen many beautiful places in the world and I would like to share with you some of my favorite cities, and the cities I’d like to visit in the future. Hope you enjoy! Leave a
comment below and let me know what are some of your favorite cities/places. ^_^
(I’ll upload pictures of me in Rome once I fix my old computer)
The first time I went to Italy was Summer 2010, and I only saw the Northern regions such as Milan, Venice, and Treviso etc. I really liked these places; however, I did not fall in love with Italy until I visited Rome in 2012. I’ve never tasted pasta that good in my life! I guess the rumors about Italian food in Italy being different are true after all. There is this shopping area downtown where you would feel like you are back in the Roman civilization era while in the 21st century thanks to the ancient architecture.