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Happy New Year!

It’s time to say goodbye to 2013, you’ve been very good to me! I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store. Tonight I will be ringing in 2014 in Paris. If you had told me a year ago that this is where I would be I would have never believed you. Goes to show all you can achieve in a years time. ❤ I wish you all a safe and hopefully memorable night, and I’ll be seeing you soon 2014…



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Naples’ finest little lady!

Before making my way to Rome I stopped off in Naples. While waiting for the train we decided to stroll around and see what Naples had to offer. In all honesty, it wasn’t very much. There was a lot of hustle and bustle, and the streets weren’t very well kept. However we did come across this street market where I spotted the cutest lady. She was out by herself and just made my heart melt with her cuteness. As you can see below in the first picture I spotted her from quite a distance. She just seemed so perfect for the scene that we were in; this old traditional part of Italy, filled with Italians that seem to have spent their entire life in this city. With her hair freshly done, a shiny coat of red lipstick and matching jewelry I watched her stroll pass me and as she did I imagined what she was like back in the day. By the reactions she got from the older men working in this market she’s had a few admirers in her day, possibly even broke a few hearts. Which reminded me of a special little lady back home, Miss Carol. You go girls – still turning heads!

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Sunday Strolls along the River

I decided to get a little workout in today. There is a great waking trail along the river. A few people recorded it so I decided to check it out. I walked past the Czech yacht club, which reminded me of Long Beach where we often take our boat. There was a cute old man patiently waiting to catch a fish and quiet a lot of people just out strolling and taking in the changing of the season.

“Lets love the tress until their leaves fall off, and then encourage them to try again next year.”



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More from Budapest

While I was in Budapest I also visited the Dohany Street Synagogue. It is also known as the Great Synagogue because it is the largest synagogue in Europe and the third largest in the world. We lucked out because out hostel was in a pretty great location; everything was a matter of walking distance. If you’re going to Budapest and need a place to stay the Treestyle  the staff was very helpful in giving us directions and suggesting places to eat.  After the synagogue we had lunch at this amazing cafe that had outdoor seating that opened up to the main square. It was such a treat to get a good salad. Most of the salads that I have come across are mostly cheese based with the lettuce being a garnish. I would not recommend going for Italian food while in Budapest, I unfortunately got food poisoning from it. I was lucky though it only lasted that night but just a little heads up.

Since we were only there for the weekend we tried to fit in as much as possible. We made a very last minute decision and ended up going to the famous Budapest spa party. Which was quite interesting to say the least. Personally I would have loved to have gone in the day time and soaked up some sun rays but we ended up at the night one. The pool water was very warm, which was nice. Over all I’m glad I got to experience the famous thermal bath party. But the next spa party I attend will be for a party of one and it will include a deep tissue. 😉

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I Survived Oktoberfest!

This past weekend I made my way to Munich, Germany for the world famous Oktoberfest! It was so much more than what I had expected. We woke around 5:30 AM to make sure we would get to the grounds early enough to get into a tent. It was an animal house; thousands of people made their way to the grounds in the early hours of the morning. We waited for about an hour for the tent to open but once it did it was a free for all. It was literally as if I was in one of those Black Friday commercials where all the crazy shoppers are waiting outside the doors to get in first for a sale. Then once the doors open bust in like a stampede of animals. At one point the crowd had swept me up and I wasn’t even using my two feet, I was being carried in. It didn’t take long for tent to fill up with excited souls to party and mingle. Once we were all at our tables dozens of beer-maidens came down the rows holding liters of beer. They smacked them down on the table and the festivities began! It was at Oktoberfest I had my very first beer. As great of a memory it will always be, I can certainly say that if I ever have another beer again it would be too soon.


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Flower Power



Today’s outfit consisted of my new high-waisted skirt that I got here in Prague. I have a pear shape so I love anything high-waisted. Some boots with knee-high socks, and my watch. When I shop I try to get pieces that I can mix and match so having a neutral colored watch is great cause it goes with anything!




Yesterday I introduced my new friend Alanna, she’s in my Czech class. This is how we spent our break from class; dancing and wearing flowers in our hair. However it wasn’t until after our grass playtime that I remembered I’m allergic to it – go figure.

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I leave you with this quote: “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” Have a great day!


Interviews & Some New Friends



Today I had another internship interview. This time it was for a PR position at company that uses the various media outlets to provide developing countries news media. Being abroad and away from my closet isn’t the easiest thing when you need to look professional. But I was able to bring some key pieces (like my blazer) and put this little outfit together. However, I was drenched by the time I showed up because it started to pour on my way there.

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This is Molly, who is one of my new friends here in Prague. She’s from Colorado and just has one of the most positive attitudes. (I really like that about her). She is very down to earth and always smiling – it’s kind of contagious in that way. We thought it was so funny that we both were color coordinated for our different internship interviews (and no we did not plan it) but we had to show you.

Below is Molly’s partner in crime Alanna and together they are the cutest thing. The two of them share a passion for hula-hooping, and spreading good vibes. These two are a hoot and a half (as my mom would say). They sure make learning Czech a lot more fun. Part of the program here in Prague we are required to learn Czech and so for the next to weeks that’s pretty much all we will be doing. Let me tell you it is not easy! But I’ve enjoyed getting to meet so many different people from all over the states.

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