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A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO WARSAW AND KRAKAU

During my stay in Milano earlier this year, I met the most amazing – twin – girls. We – my sweet friend Vane and I – knew then and there we needed to see them again. No sooner said than done,  Vane and I flew off to Warsaw this summer to stay with them for four days. I didn’t have a lot of expectations for Poland since I really had no idea what it was like there, but I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. Krakau – which we visited by train – was definitely the prettiest with all of it’s old architecture, cozy streets filled with typical Polish shops and big town square as a podium for a weekly market filled with handmade goods. Warsaw on the other hand was a big city, and with big I mean BIG. Since it was bombed during the war, they basically built it back up from scratch. A lot of skyscrapers, big streets, harsh architecture – meaning very clean, cold, straight, communist – and very busy …

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COMO PHOTO DIARY

In my trip to Milano, we also brought a visit to Como, best known for it’s lake. In my opinion it was even more beautiful than Milano and thus I wanted to share my impression of the city. For the record, again this is a collection of my friends and my pictures. Hope you enjoy! The nature in Como is really quite stunning, I can imagine myself living in one of the houses on top of that mountain. You can’t go to Italy without eating some – ridiculously delicious – gelato! Casa del Fascio is an intriguing building, I’m glad we got to see it from the inside as well – you can find more pictures on my instagram. The kindergarten – designed by Giuseppe Terragni – had an eerie feel to it at times. This was the last photo diary from my trip, but best things are kept for last, so the Milano haul will be coming soon!

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MILANO PHOTO DIARY

To give you a better impression of Milano, I put together a photo diary. The pictures are a collection of our whole group of friends so that’s why some are edited and some aren’t. Forgive me for the incoherentness – is that even a word? – but it’s a good representation of our experiences. The two pictures framing this text are taken inside the Fonderie Milanesi -as mentioned in the previous Milano post – the awesomeness radiating from this place is almost too much to handle. Of course we visited some of the icons of Milano like the The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – one of the world’s oldest shopping malls – and the Duomo. In case you were wondering, yes, I was in fact standing on the roof of the Duomo, it was a-mazing. And then, all of a sudden, Milano had its own Arc de Triomphe? And trees sprouted from the roof, covering everything in their wake. The architecture school – below – was an intriguing building. I wish we would have spent more hours there – instead …

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A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO MILANO

Time passes by quickly when you’re having fun! Sorry for keeping you waiting, Milano turned out to be more bussy than expected. So if you read the M(AR)CH TO COME post, you already know that I went to Milano to follow a course at the Politech University. The nice thing was that during this week – apart from following lessons – we went on two trips, one to the centre of Milano, one to Como. The weird thing was that at first my expectations of the city were not met at all, but after a few days it started to grow on me. This was partly because of our fellow Italian student/guide who showed us all the places to be at. We rented a room in a beautiful appartement using airbnb, our host – Valentina – was so lovely! She made us breakfast everyday and made us addicted to Italian coffee. I ended up buying a mokka express from Bialetti, it’s that good. The last day we went shopping, so you can expect a Milano …

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EXPLORING PARIS

Last summer I went on a one-day trip to Paris with my best friend, Lauren. It was my – slightly overdue, since my birthday is in december – birthday present, for which I can’t thank her enough! We went by train and slept all trough the ride, left at 6 am, go figure. The weather did not greet us nicely, we had grey sky all trough the day. But we couldn’t be bothered, we were in Paris after all! We managed to do some major sightseeing in this short period of time, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, you name it. We even managed to get inside de Arc de Triomphe for free because we are students, ka-ching! At noon we ate some traditional French onion soup, you can never go wrong with that one. In the afternoon we got some shopping done while strolling around – in the rain – with our Starbucks coffees. Again, couldn’t be bothered. I ended up buying an elegant, very Parisian-like skirt and retro shorts, no regrets. In stead …