Loved this party :) It was like a turning point in our semester hehehe <3<3 I miss y’all so much :’(((
Crepe Trip to la Rive Gauche!
Butter, sugar, and cinnamon crepe with whipped cream! <3<3 so good!
3 Patriarches Party!
Me and Hanei-unni! <3 puahahha Oscar!
Group pic! HAHAHHA STEPH!!! LMAOOO HAHAHHA
hahahah sexy and he knows it ;)
Magda, me and Fio! <3 my girls!
….i don’t know
My loves <3<3<3 I miss y’all so much!!!!!!
“LET’S GET LOST!” HHAHAHAHAHAAHHA miss this <3
Day with Hanei-unni
Lunch at Chartier! Very pretty, food was aiite…..
La Cathedrale de Saint-Michel…???
Such a beautiful church..
Finally at Jean-Paul Hevin!!!! <3
NOMZZZZ this has really great chocolat!
Took this all to Jardin de Tuileries to try it out!!! <3<3
Chocolate crouistillant tarte. So good!!!! :)
A close-up of the tarte! The chocolate was really good. The tarte was very actually standard, except a noticable better quality chocolate and crust. It was layered with a praline chocolate disk and then a rice crisp or whatever that was…It was a bit too chocolatey for me, since I’m not an avid chocolate fan, but I still thought it was really good!
Some meringue praline something…was really really good!
Inside. You can see the crispy bottom which I believe is feuilletine, a crispy rice kind of layer, layered with a light cream and all surrounded by a nice meringue. It wasn’t too chewy or anything, it was enough meringue to tolerate! Really really good! I loved the difference in textures. It kept the whole dessert interesting. The taste was just very standard cream tasting, though.
Chocolate and Fig macaron! It was a bit too sweet for me. Chocolate and fig? They are two very strong flavors, and although they do mesh well together, I would have preferred something lighter to match either one of the flavors so it would not be so sweet and strong.
As most chocolate and chocolate filling macarons are, it was pretty dense. I do appreciate a dense macaron once in a while, but I prefer the lighter for fluffy and whipped ones. Also, chocolate is not my favorite.
The regular chocolate macaron. Yum yum! This was a lot lighter, as you can see in the picture. I don’t know why people were so crazy about the chocolate and fig one, because I thought the regular chocolate was so much better. Look at those flakes on the shell of the macaron! MWUAH!!!!! <3
An autumn day in the Jardin des Tuileries
What a beautiful view….Paris, tu me manques!!!!!!!!! :’(
Christmas decorations at Galeries Lafayette in Opera!
And at Printemps! So beautiful!
Happy Hour in Odeon!
Some pub in Odeon with the girls!
Paris boyfriend hahahahah!!! <3
Midori sour with a glazed cherry! <3
Mojito in love! so cute :)
Studying at Jardin du Luxembourg! <3 Even though I didn’t like having to study, this was still one of my favorite places and it made it alright! Too bad it got cold pretty fast :p
This must be my favorite park in all of Paris <3
Autumn time! <3
Picked this up from the Japanese bakery after my study session! Kara-age baguette sandwich! (Fried chicken baguette sandwich!)
Kev’s pre-game! Kind of a fail night, but I still enjoyed it :) hehe Sarah’s first glass-breaking night puahhahaha
Beautiful ladies <3
The girls! <3
Big pimpin in Paris!
HHAHAH!!!!!! cutie ;)
hahhahahaha sorry kev, but we all look better in these!!
Darling darling Magda! <3
Right with La Tour Eiffel et L’Arc de Triomphe is where I belong!
A none blurry picture!
Late night Eiffel Tower visit! We decided to visit the Eiffel Tower since we were in the area after eating at a Korean restaurant! We bought some pastries on the way there, and bought some coffee and just enjoyed the company and the view <3
Inyoung and Hanei-Unni! :)
Me and Hanei-unni! <3
All three of us! <3<3<3 I love y’all :)
Yet another Korean cooking feast :)
Cooking in the kitchen!!!
Making goguma matang!
Inyoung making the matang! <3
The turn out! Looks amazing, right? It was!!!!
Ahhhh, what fresh memories!!!!! I miss all of this so so much!!!
Next update should be about when my sister was here and when we went to London and Prague!
Another very long overdue post…this trip took place like 2 months ago…better late than never, I guess!!!!
Some pumpkin jam pastry that was sub-par. meh
Tried some coffee with condensed milk….meh no thanks.
Ugh, they need to stop following me around the world….stalkers!!!!
Steph at Las Ramblas!
HUMONGOUS MANGO at the La Moqueria…? Market :P
Free drinks, yo! But not that kind…the lady gave us extra fresh-squeezed juice b/c it was close to closing time!
Strawberry-Mango and Orange!!! <3
Cured sausage and Fried fish on a stick!! Love this market!!!!
FOR YOU, MY LOVE!!!!
Some tuna salad?
Squid, mushrooms, with a poached egg…delish!!!!
But so good!!!!!
LMAO, Steph’s got that…stop taking pictures of me look LOL
This cheesecake was AMAZING!!! A layer of some (rather dry) cake in-between two layers of sweetened cream cheese…different and refreshing!
Arc de triomph!
Super self-conscious of my gray-on-gray ensemble..
LOLLL our new friend…
LOLLL you can see our shadows!
LOLLL somewhat awkward..
This is SOOOOOOOOO FFIX Chocobo Palace….
Parrots just flyin’ around Barcelona like it ain’t no big deal….LOL look closely, can you find him???
Cute bakery we stopped at!
My turn! ew I hate this outfit so much.
Ticket into the Chocolate Museum! Cute right? It’s a chocolate bar!!!!
LOLLLL hometown glory, ya know?
La Sagrada Familia made of chocolate!!!!!!!
Cutie! It’s the UP house made of chocolate!
And my turn!
Some church…NOT the Sagrada Familia
This is where there were dancing old ppl!!!!
START OF THE BEST MEALS EVER!!!!!! At La Bombeta
Las Bravas…..Fried potatoes with mayonnaise and spicy sauce. SO GOOD!
Marinara mussels…this was good, but not my favorite!
Holy mama jamba, these were AMAZING!!!! Batter-fried eggplants. I don’t even like eggplants, but the batter was so light and crisp and there was just enough space between the batter and the eggplant…SO GOOD
Inside a Bombas……SO AMAZING. It’s a big batter-fried potato ball with meat (Sausage meat?) in the middle, topped with mayonnaise and hot sauce. UGHHHHh I dream of this stuff.
Chorizo in a white wine sauce….this was so amazing. It was spicy, and the slightest bit tart from the white wine..so goood!!!!!!
Garlic butter shrimp….SO GOOD. It was buttery and spicy…a little cajun-y. SO GOOD!
Potato-omellete baguette sandwich…REALLY GOOD. The omellette was really moist actually!!!!
Tuna pocket sandwich…really good!!! I love the bread here!
Bacon tart….this wasn’t as good, but I still really liked it!
All this on a Sunday afternoon picnic in Park Guell!!! <3<3<3
Amazing view from the top!!!!
Mysterious castle…ooh la la!
Angelic looking LOLLL
Iberian pork steak…really good! Loved the crust on it!!!
Sunday night dinner at a local brasserie :)
Soakin’ up the sun!
LOLLLL relaxin’ out maxin’ out chillin!
LOLLLL one of many bad pictures LMAO
LMAO All you need to know about Steph..!!!
Blue waters and blue sky!!!! <3<3<3
Paella!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3<3<3 so good!!!!!!!
Crema Catalana…which is basically Creme Brulee…
La Sagrada Familia
Gaudi is a true artist……
Inside La Sagrada Familia…not as cool as outside, but still!
The colors!!!!! I die!!!!!!
Wow, this made my trip seem really short, but I really did not put a lot of pictures because I didn’t think I needed to. Anyway, I was in Barcelona for a week and it was amazing!
Next post should be about random stuff…not sure yet!
St. Peter’s Cathedral in Vatican City!! Sooooo gorgeous!!!!
This place is so amazing
We even got to attend the mass! It was amazing!!!!!! <3<3
The holy door!!!!! It only opens ever…20-something years?
Where the Pope lives!
First gelato in Rome! Too bad it was in a touristy area, b/c it wasn’t that good :p
LMAO contemplating life
pretty castle :)
Hi! Love y’all <3
Lovely lovely Roma..
LOVE this place!!! Thank you so much, Bea! <3
Amazing and simple Spaghetti. So fresh..the tomatoes were so fresh and plump, and so fresh that they were slightly sweet. The olive oil was so amazing..so nutty and perfect. Who knew simplicity could be so perfect?!
The most beautiful building I’ve ever seen! Too bad I couldn’t do it justice…this was in Venezia Piazza..?
This was such a pretty plaza <3
Threw a coin in and made a wish!!!!! <3<3
More and more and more gelati!!!
The Spanish Steps!!!!!
Inside the colloseum!
Incredible!!!! This was stuff I read about in textbooks, and I was there!!!!! So so so so incredible!!!
They rebuilt some of the ground so ppl could imagine it…so amazing!
So cool..and I don’t look so happy LOLL…..I think I was hungry….LOLLLLL
View from colloseum!
Still can’t get over how awesome it was…
One of the 7 world wonders and I got to see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hmmmmm I look unhappy..
2000 years old…..that’s a lot more than anything I can even imagine….no wonder I hated this place LOLLLL
Ruins in the middle of the busy city….something that is so so charming about Rome..
Arc de triomph in the back!
Famous cafe at Cafe Eustachio…could tell it was really good quality because it was the slightest bit fruity, but the espresso was too bitter for me..
Hazelnut, Cinnamon, and Pistachio Gelati from Giolitti, with a slab of fresh whipped cream on top….DIVINE….D-I-V-I-N-E. Amazing.
I am happy.
And then we proceeded to get another one right across the street at GROM…..oh my god.
At the Pantheon!!
Famous ceiling at the Pantheon…supposed to be an architectural miracle
Inside the Pantheon
STINEEEEE!!! THIS IS FOR YOU!!!! LMAOOOOO
Beautiful Minerva Cathedral
She got a candle loll
Famous statue by…….Michaelangelo? I think…I don’t really remember, it’s been so long..-_-
Fried zucchini flowers with anchovies, and fried mozzarella cheese… zucchini flowers were amazing. so flavorful. the cheese was bland, but I loved it because it was so light and natural. The melted cheese brought out some milk from the cheese. the breading was so light and crispy. it was great.
Blurry but whatever…in front of famous structures
Forgot which church this was, but apparently Jesus walked around here..?
At The Vatican!
Dude, you’re famous!!!
One of Raphael’s masterpieces…I took so much more, but there are so many that I gave up trying to put them all up…
Yo, we deep in thought..
The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel! All of God’s creations and stuff…including the iconic Creation of Man, if you look closely!!!
Cosimo Roselli’s depiction of The Last Supper
This place was so crowded but so so so amazing.
Take 2…..already got caught once LOLLLL
Our pizzas..One with Pesto and potato, and the other with bacon and mushroom….SO GOOD.
Roman pizza is….thin and crispy. But not too crispy to the point where you are eating a chip. No, it’s crispy on the bottom, so that you can fold your pizza in half and eat it as a crispy sandwich….so damn good.
Medusa at the Capitolini
Hercules got nothin’ on me…
The Capitolini Museum at night :)
Breakfast, compliments of the hostel <3 Cappuccino and a frosted croissant!
Eerie but beautiful church..
Bruschetta with arugula and prosciutto di parma…..MEH!
Ricotta ravioli with orange cream sauce….aiite!
Panna Cotta with caramel………DIVINE! D-I-V-I-N-E!!!!
And more gelati…!!! from Ciampini…SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SOSOOSOSOSSOOSOSOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Best pasta I have ever had in my whole life, and it came from a local neighborhood lunch spot with plastic plates and plastic cups….humongous rigatoni-like pasta with creamy pesto with green beans and potatoes…DIVINE………D-I-V-I-N-E!!!!!!!!!!!! (i got my neighbor to take this picture..he was like LOL)
Ughhhh so good
Amazing cappuccino from Caffe Greco <3
Also the best Tiramisu I’ve ever had…and it was so simple!!!! Espresso-soaked cake, sweetened whipped cream, and slightly salted cocoa powder. AMAZING.
And more gelati….
Returned to Ciampini for some Granita…SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!! Tasted so fresh and real gahhhh
Pizza from a nearby small snack shop. AND IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD. This one wasn’t as thin, but it was given as shown above like a sandwich, so I guess you could say the texture was kind of like a crunchy panini. SO GOOD.
Return to Giolitti……yes, this is my 3rd gelati this day.
At the four corners fountain place :)
Overall, Roma was AMAZING. so amazing that I can’t fully express it. I LOVEEEEED it and I really hope I will be able to go back one day…<3
Another long long overdue update…can’t believe it’s been like 2 months since this already LOLLLLL
here we go!
Sunrise at the bridge..forgot the name…in Florence!!!
Pretty bridge with shops on it :p
Nice view from Ufizzi :)
At Ufizzi Museum!
Some religious parade…
And of course…:p
Video of the marchers!
And now time to eat!
LOL thought u would appreciate this, Stine..!
Humongous Florentine Steak (Bisteca Florentine)…it was bigger than my face..be prepared to be hungry in the next few pictures..(By the way, he’s using a CHEF’S KNIFE to cut it..which is huge..)
NOMZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ SO. GOOD.
It was so plump and juicy..when you first take a bite, you can feel the incredible crust. It was crisper than any crust I’ve ever had, charred enough to give it that smokiness, and thin enough to not matter that it’s crisp. The rest of the steak was flavorful and incredibly juicy. Although, I wouldn’t say it was the best steak, it was still incredible. Best I’ve probably had, but I know there is better out there…:p
Displayed from the window..
Loved this place!
Cannoli…it was good! not the best, but good!!!
Yummy Chocolate and whipped cream kind of cake…good!
A mime getting ready..LOLLL
Amazing and peaceful..this is the life <3
In front of the side of Ufizzi, in that square which I don’t know the name of…
ENORRRRRRRRMOUS CATHEDRAL!!!!!! I’ll show you how big in the next picture.
LOOK LOOK!!! THERE I AM!!! AND LOOK HOW SMALL I AM IN COMPARISON TO THE CATHEDRAL!!!!!!!!
Inside the church
Outdoor market!!!! <3<3
Some other church…..
Aperitivo with my dear Karen! Aperitivo is like Italian happy hour, where you buy one drink and get a whole damn buffet with it…only paid 4 euros for that enormous meal.