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Cordoba and Mezquita

June 30, 2013 Lisa 0

While staying in Granada, I took a little day trip to Cordoba, where the main attraction is the Mezquita. It used to be a medeival mosque, which is now a cathedral. It’s one of the coolest buildings that I’ve ever seen. A large part of it is dark and filled with n …

Granada and the Alhambra

June 29, 2013 Lisa 1

After relaxing on the beach in Malaga, I travelled to Granada to visit one of my roommates that had moved there. We took a little day trip to Cordoba, then I spent another few days exploring Granada. The city is famous for the Alhambra, an enormous Moor palace that was later …

Malaga, sea and sunshine

June 29, 2013 Lisa 2

I haven’t been to the beach in years, so it was great to make Malaga my first stop in Spain. After a three hour delay (thanks French air strike), I finally made it to my hostel in the historic city center. It’s a small and beautiful place with shiny (and slippery) …

Vacations, Viaducts and Castles

June 26, 2013 Lisa 0

After my week in Venice I came back to France for another little holiday in the south. On the way, we saw the Viaduct of Millau (pronounced “me-oh”, not “meow”, as I was hoping), one of the highest bridge decks in the world. We rented a sweet little co …

Venice, floods and a gondola parking lot

June 24, 2013 Lisa 0

What would a trip to Venice be without a flood? While we did have fairly good weather, there were a couple of days of rain, which made the canals overflow (but only a little bit)¬†high tide – apparently that’s what makes the canals overflow, not rain (science̷ …

Venice and our little apartment

June 23, 2013 Lisa 1

Staying for almost an entire week in Venice was a really nice, relaxing way to get to know the city. It was the perfect amount of time to see the sites, meander around town and do some shopping. We rented an apartment-hotel on the island, so we were able to stay out in the ev …

Week in Venice

June 23, 2013 Lisa 7

At the end of May I left cold and cloudy Grenoble for a week-long trip to Venice. This hasn’t been the luckiest year for good weather (we actually had the lowest temperatures in May since the 1960s. Great.) Luckily, Italy is a warm and sunny place that welcomed us with …

Wine Tasting and Snow

April 29, 2013 Lisa 2

This weekend I went on a wine tasting trip in Burgundy (a nice break during my hellish weeks of deadlines) to the Lucien Jacob vineyard. When I signed up for this a few weeks ago, I imagined myself sitting outside in a warm breeze, sipping wine and watching the sunset over th …

Paris and the big church everyone forgot

April 22, 2013 Lisa 0

I spent the rest of my trip in Paris walking around, getting lost in little streets and finding myself in front of another famous monument. Besides the funky fountains next to the Pompidou Center and the Louvre, I also found a few places that seemed highly overlooked. The Tou …

Eiffel Tower

April 18, 2013 Lisa 2

I was lucky enough to go to Paris twice in one week. The first time, it was hailing, so I definitely didn’t get any good photos. The next day summer weather hit, and the city completely changed. Trees were covered in leaves and flowers were blossoming. I took a long wal …