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Maximum adrenaline in Quepos

Costa Rica has many places to visit and each region is absolutely different. It has dry forest and cloud forest, beaches and rivers, wetlands and estuaries. All of these areas have unique sights, fauna, and flora to offer its visitors. My first trip to sightsee in Costa Rica was to Quepos in the province of Puntarenas. This area is known for being in close proximity to Manuel Antonio National Park, the smallest national park in Costa Rica.

Bikes and... Amsterdam!

Walking down a small alley I look around me and all I see is bikes and canals… Yes ladies and gents I officially arrived in Amsterdam! Walking around you can easily forget your problems and troubles. Everyone here looks happy to see you, and they probably are, Amsterdam is dependent mostly on tourist visits this amazing floating city. 

No Planning Trip: Bienvenidos a mi Barcelona!

Right after our class trip to Freiburg, we got back and immediately started packing for our fall break trip. Our first stop was Barcelona. My first visit to Barcelona was when I was very young, and I honestly do not remember much except seeing the Sagrada Familia cathedral from afar and thinking it was super weird looking. That’s it. This time around, I planned on seeing more. Of course things never go as planned, and the only event that I had bought a ticket for was the Barcelona vs. Eidibar game. Of course we wanted to check out other tourist attractions but we failed to realize that we have to make reservations for everything in Barcelona. Also, all museums and things to see in Barcelona are very expensive. So my advice when visiting Barcelona is to plan it all out. But in case you are already in Barcelona and you didn’t plan it out here are 5 tips to get the most out of this amazing city.

Wine and Cheese in Saumur

The beauty of any country lies not on all the big monuments, but on its beautiful people and its small villages. Saumur is one of those small villages. It is small, quiet, and perfect for a day trip. It is only 30 minutes by train from where I live in Angers, France. The town is cute and totally what you expect from a small, provincial village in France (if you need a mental pictures think “Beauty and the Beast”).

Prost to Germany

As I finished my month of traveling, I reflected upon some of the differences I saw between all of the different countries I visited. I had already visited France and Italy, and now that I was in Germany I could truly see what was special and unique about each country, and even made me think how different these countries are from my homeland (USA) and further think about developing countries such as my beautiful Colombia.As I finished my month of traveling, I reflected upon some of the differences I saw between all of the different countries I visited. I had already visited France and Italy, and now that I was in Germany I could truly see what was special and unique about each country, and even made me think how different these countries are from my homeland (USA) and further think about developing countries such as my beautiful Colombia.

10 Things to do in Florence

After our trip to Montpellier, we headed over to Florence. Our mode of transportation: bus (not thrilled about the 10 hour bus ride, but hey it was cheap). The ride was also overnight so we mostly just slept through it. We did stop a couple of times twice at gas stations, and once we got stopped by border patrol to check for drugs (they obviously did not find any). We arrived in Florence and headed to our AirBnB and its was just a bus ride away from the city center. That night we planned out our way into the city for the next day. We did some good old sightseeing and took a crazy amount of pictures.

Conference in Montpellier

So our trip continued from Paris to Montpellier. Our mode of transportation: carpooling or as the europeans call it "BlaBlaCar". The car was a small Fiat and we were pretty much squished into our seats and held there by gravity and by our own sweat making us stick to our seats. Yeah it was pretty hot. Not to mention that the air in the car seemed to not circulate. After a 20 hour car ride (which was meant to be a 7 hour car ride) we finally made it to Montpellier, and to the door room where I was gonna stay for the conference. Rewind: I was accepted to present a poster at an international conference for the Society for Conservation Biology. Thus, here I was ready to present. One small issue though: I dragged my brother with me so we had to manage and sleep in this small twin size bed. Dark times. But we did it!

C'est bon! Nous sommes à Paris

So I am finally in Europe and it has definitely been a trip!

I left Newark airport on July 27th and had a layover the next morning in Iceland and I definitely recommend people check it out! Even though I only had 10 hours to explore, it was more than enough time to book a trip to the Blue Lagoon. This magical place is only 20 minutes from the airport and it was perfect after the long flight over. They give you some nice masks to try out and a free drink of your choice! (Of course I went with some bubbly deliciousness). It was a very relaxing experience that helped me recuperate and gave me strength to continue on my way to Paris, where I met up with my brother.