Venice, Italy…the City of Water

by Michelle on January 21, 2015 · 2 comments

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I’ve been back from Italy for about a week now, but I haven’t had time to post an article until now because of my busy schedule (which will luckily will be over soon and then there will be the move to Munich!). In the meantime, I have been posting my travel pics up on Instagram, so if you haven’t already, check me out @ michelleineurope!

Anyway back to Venice! For those who haven’t been to Venice, it’s a gorgeous city. In fact, many people dub it the most beautiful city in the world. With all the lacework of canals, the piazzas, and the abundance of pretty architecture, I would have to agree. Apparently, it’s the also the city with the highest amount of tourists in Italy, and I had always thought Rome claimed that title!

It was a pretty bizarre feeling after stepping out from the train station and seeing the city for the first time, to see so much water (hey let’s not nicknamed the City of Water for no reason!)… and the scenery from the walk from the train station to the city centre only gets prettier.

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A look at what’s ahead for 2015!

by Michelle on January 4, 2015 · 9 comments

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2015 will be a pretty eventful year. The thing I’m most excited about is finishing my master’s…imagine a life without having to write endless amounts of essays! Haha. CAN. NOT. WAIT. Additionally, I’m excited to finally be done with living the student life (luckily beer is cheap in Germany and 10 euros will get you more than instant noodle dinners…clearly I’ve chosen the right country) and finally start a full-time job/advance my career!

Anyway, aside from my excitement in graduating, here’s some things I’m also looking forward to in 2015!

January – Italy! Rather than travelling somewhere for NYE like we did last year (only to find ourselves in a horribly overpriced club in Vienna dancing to an endless amount of electro music), we decided to spend NYE with friends at a house party in Germany (it turned out to be a great idea). Instead, we decided to plan our winter break travels a week after the New Year and scored a amazing deal on flights to Italy! So on Jan 7th, we’re headed to Verona, Venice and Rome! I visited Italy last year and I’ve been dying to go back and explore more of the country. Can’t wait!

February – Moving to Munich! (again). This time, the boyfriend got a really nice apartment in Munich and he’ll be starting his full-time job in January. Since I’m finished with classes at the end of January, I’ll be joining him in February. I’ll also be able to “abmelden” from Regensburg and “anmelden” in Munich and become a real Munich resident!

April – Paris for my birthday! The last time I was in Paris was a couple years back so it’s time for a revisit. What better way to celebrate a birthday then in Paris? :)

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Some holiday inspiration…

by Michelle on December 22, 2014 · 2 comments

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I’m finally finished my last classes today of 2014! I’m officially on my holiday vacation! This year, I’ll be spending most of my time with my boyfriend and his family for Christmas, and in the beginning of the New Year, I’m off to Italy! This time, I’ll be going to Verona, Venice and Rome. I haven’t travelled outside Germany since being back in October, so I’m super excited! There’s also a trip to Paris planned in the not so distant future!

With that said, I wish everyone a very happy holidays and a fantastic new year! (Or as they’re still allowed to say without being politically incorrect in Germany, “Merry Christmas!” or “Frohe Weihnachten!” to be more exact).

Expect lots of Italy posts in 2015! And if you haven’t already, follow me on instagram @ michelleineurope (also link on right sidebar) to see where all my travels take me :)

And since this will be my third Christmas holidays spent in Europe, here’s some European holiday inspiration to get everyone in the holiday spirit (although I’m sure you guys all are already, I’m just late in the game!)

*note: photos are not taken by me but found online. mostly on pinterest

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Where will you guys be celebrating New Years Eve?

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A Traveller’s Christmas Wish List

by Michelle on December 10, 2014 · 5 comments

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With Christmas around the corner, I thought I’d make a list of some fun gift ideas for travellers. One of my favourite things about December is Christmas shopping for friends and family (I’ve been told that I’m great with picking out gifts) and in between all the crazy amounts of essays and presentations I have this semester, this year is no exception. If you guys are looking for some last-minute gift ideas, here’s some ideas that will fit budgets both small and large!

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Something different, something bio: the Tollwood Christmas Market in Munich

by Michelle December 2, 2014

I can’t believe it’s already December! The beginning of December makes me happy at the moment because it means: the Christmas markets are here, there’s only two more months left of my last semester of my master’s (aside from the thesis I still have to write) and of course, Christmas is coming! (I already have my advent calendar ready) While […]

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I was in Berlin! (and it was also the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall!)

by Michelle November 13, 2014

I spent last weekend in Berlin with Yann and Miriam. We thought of it as a fun trip since I’ve been going to Berlin at least once every year now for the past 3 years or so, and it’s Miriam’s first time going. What we didn’t realize until we got there was that it was also the 25th anniversary of […]

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Pictures from Canada

by Michelle October 26, 2014

It’s been a while since my summer back home in Canada, and looking through my phone, I’ve noticed that there’s a ton of photos that I haven’t posted yet! There was so much going on, especially with my parents’ home renovations, and Yann coming to Canada for the first time. From delicious dim sum to scenic Niagara Falls and everything […]

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Third time’s a charm! Oktoberfest 2014

by Michelle October 14, 2014

Although I’ve been to Oktoberfest for the past two years, what I found out this time is that it’s not really Oktoberfest unless you manage to get inside the tents. The first time me and my Canadian and British friends went, we were inexperienced and had no idea what you were really suppose to do. We went into a few […]

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Thoughts from a German in…Montreal

by Michelle October 8, 2014

Hey guys! Sorry for my lack of updates for the past couple weeks! It’s been quite busy here with a move back to Germany (this will be my third year in Germany…isn’t that crazy?!), some crazy Oktoberfest shenanigans (embarrassing photos of me in a dirndl will be coming in the next blog post – beware), and of course, uni has […]

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Thoughts from a German in Canada

by Michelle September 15, 2014

After being in Canada for almost a week now, I thought it would be fun for my boyfriend Yann to take over and write a post about what he thinks of Canada! (As you can see from the photo above, he’s already addicted to Tim Hortons) Here are his top ten impressions so far! 1. THE FOOD…there’s so much good […]

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