Germany in May: Hamburg

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Let me just start out by saying that Hamburg is extremely underrated. When people think Germany, I usually hear about Munich, Berlin, and Frankfurt. But the minute we stepped out from the train onto the local subway, I knew Hamburg would be special. Unlike Munich and Berlin, I immediately noticed the diversity in people, not just racial, but in the way people dressed, talked, and interacted – everything was more expressive, alive, and colorful. I was already excited and we...

Germany in May: Berlin

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After Munich, my journey took me to Berlin. I would have loved to take the train to Nuremberg and then Dresden, but time was limited. Besides, my amazing cousin, whom I have only seen once in the past 15 years, has agreed to conduct a great bus journey from Kiev to meet me in Berlin. I was over the moon excited to see her! And now I had a dinner buddy! ...

Germany in May: Munich (München)

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In May I got a perfectly good reason to travel abroad – one of my best friends from high school, who now lives in Germany, was getting married! I was over the moon happy when I received an invitation to the wedding and knew I had to make it happen!  First, I was so excited my friend found a woman he is now happy to call his wife, and second I wanted to use this opportunity to see as much...

New Milford, CT

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As promised two months ago in my Princeton Ivy League blog post, I have a bit of a surprise for Gilmore Girls fans; and yes, it does involve a gazebo.  More specifically, while on the last trip to New Haven, we took a small road trip and went up to New Milford. ...

Princeton Ivy League

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At this point we had visited 4 Ivies- Yale, Harvard, Brown, and Columbia, so it was only natural to make a pit stop at Princeton during our last trip to the Northeast to make it 5 Ivies. Princeton is only an hour away from Newark airport, so it was super convenient.  Also (and I completely forgot about this while we were there) one of my favorite movies, A Beautiful Mind was filmed at Princeton. And not any less of a significance, one of...