Summer is here! (and I’m a little late to the game for a reason)

out at sea
out at sea

So I make no secret my love of winter.

Don’t get me wrong, I love being warm and cozy. But I would much rather be able to add layers of clothing/blankets/warm snuggly puppies to ward off the chill than be sweating, sticky, and smell. But as it is now officially summer (as of 4 days ago), I do have to accept that it is definitely beautiful outside:


And I will just leave the rest of you to enjoy it outside while I watch from my nice cool home 🙂

Overlooking Florence, Summer 2010

Florence, Italy is an amazing, sprawling city full of art, history, and beautiful architecture. One can quite easily experience it just by stepping outside of one’s apartment or hotel room. But the best way to get an eagle eye’s view (besides climbing to the top of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND as well), is to climb to Piazzale Michelangelo and see the city for miles.


snowy canals
snowy canals

I had a wonderful time in Copenhagen during my study abroad.I took a break from studying to explore Copenhagen Harbor. It was absolutely beautiful in the late afternoon light and brutally windy. To escape the wind, I boarded a canal boat to travel the small canals and the harbor protected from the gusts.

I absolutely loved my time in Copenhagen. The winter was especially beautiful starting with a white Thanksgiving. This was just some of the aftermath!

I got to see so many amazing sites and take zillions of photos. Whenever I feel nostalgic, I go through them to remind myself of a fantastic time. I’ll probably keep uploading them from time to time 🙂

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