Month: July 2014

A View From the Top – Arolla, Switzerland
Europe, Switzerland, Travel

A View From the Top – Arolla, Switzerland

Rain showers darkened the slow drive down from Como, and little did we know that those ominous storm clouds would follow us for the next several days. Fortunately, no delays were registered at the Milan airport, and Burak’s plane arrived right on time. After some luggage tetris in the car […]

Osteria del Gallo – Como, Italy
Europe, Europe, Food, Italy, Italy, Travel

Osteria del Gallo – Como, Italy

Leaving the concrete jungle behind, our depature from Milan took us North into the hills. We set up camp in the small commune of Dongo, situated on the Northwestern corner of Lake Como. Tucked away between the Bergamo alps, the surroundings of this glacial lake presented excellent opportunities for hiking, […]

Getting our feet wet – Bergamo to Milano
Europe, Italy, Travel

Getting our feet wet – Bergamo to Milano

My previous backpacking trip¬†through Europe¬†presented a means of travel focused on large, metropolitan areas engorged in vibrant city life and abundant history. This time around, for the first 22 days of July, a very rough itinerary that strays off the beaten path in southern Europe opens up new doors, allowing […]

With one end, a new beginning
Europe, Italy, Travel, Uncategorized

With one end, a new beginning

Today was the last day of quite an eventful 22 day road trip through Southern Europe. After returning to Milan, dropping my friends off at the airport, and returning the rental car, I am finally on foot, alone with my 35 liters and no specific direction. My feet led me […]

Hidden treasure in the heart of London
England, Europe, Travel

Hidden treasure in the heart of London

One of the most exciting parts of traveling is eating. Exposing onself to local food culture provides a great opportunity to meet people and see how they truly live. In my experience, people are most excited, vibrant and natural around a full dinner table. Lucky to have a friend who […]