All posts tagged: travels

Laduree Macarons

 I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret… that NO ONE KNOWS, except you guys. Those beautiful and delicious macarons in the photo? Aren’t mine. Those hands holding that beautiful box? Isn’t mine. Basically, I was stupid and did not get any macarons. I got Laduree mixed up with Bottega Louie in LA and refused to spend 36 Euros on a box of macarons! Story Time… Vicky and I decided to go to Laduree on our last night and it was our last stop before heading back home. Vicky didn’t even know what Laduree was and wanted to go since my sister told me to get her some macarons. We walked inside the gorgeous store (there was a little cart outside that sold macarons and icecream) and waited in line. I didn’t understand why there were so many foreigners in line, some were even from LA! When we got to the counter, Vicky asked the guy for the prices. Guy: A pack of 6 will be 18 Euros.  Vicky: So cheap! Me: What the hell, that’s expensive. …

Lemon Shakers

Lemon Shakers Like I said, we visited the Effiel Tower everyday! So on our last night there, we went to the Effiel Tower to try to get some polaroid photos of us in front of it. After the trek, we were so thirsty and saw a line outside of this booth so we decided to get some lemonade. I really wanted to get strawberry, but there weren’t anymore left. The guy working was very sweet and talkative. He knew so many languages and was Ukranian. I thought the process of making lemonade was super cool also, they used a machine to press down on the Lemons! He told us that everyone here was basically a tourist and that all the french people have gone on vacation during August since August is notorious for having so many tourists. The lemonade was sooo good that we drank all of it within 5 minutes of getting the drink. Nothing better than freshly made lemonade. We were also able to choose how much sugar we wanted in our lemonade, …

Princess Crepe, Paris, France

Princess Crepe Honestly, what would be the whole point of going to Paris if we didn’t have any crepes? We actually got to have crepes in amsterdam but those turned out horribly bad! I thought I had written a post on it… but guess I didn’t! Anyway, back to the marvelous crepe place in Paris…. We found this place on YELP , so were excited to try it and it was near the Van Gogh Museum so we didn’t have to walk too far out of the way. The outside didn’t really look like anything special, but compared to the shops in Paris it really stood out, so it didn’t take us too long to find it. I took a quick picture of these cute little crepes on display for those who were passing by. The workers were all so cute and I loved that they spoke Japanese with one another. When we went, there was only one couple inside the store that was patiently waiting for their crepe to finish – which was fine by us because we customized our …

Breakfast in Amsterdam

Broodje Bert Singel 321, 1012 WK Amsterdam, Netherlands I had forgotten how horrible food was in Europe (Rome, England), until this trip. Food was so horrible that we actually ate Indian food 3 times in Amsterdam, and even the burgers were bland and lacked flavor. Although Amsterdam is known for their “frites” we just didn’t like them! I much prefer Mcdonalds fries. I know, call me crazy.  And, everything was served on top of a plate of fries!! Example: Lamb meat served on top fries and their idea of a salad is literally two slices of tomato and some sliced onion!  Anyway, we were so glad we stumbled upon this gem even while it was raining. Since the place itself was tiny, we were forced to sit outside which on a normal sunny day would have been perfect for people-watching , but instead it was raining! Vicky & I were seriously craving anything with eggs so we were seriously so excited that sitting in the rain didn’t bother us. We thought the waitress would bring out …

England Vlog

Watch my England Vlog ! In January, I was able to go to England to visit my friend Tom for a week. It was really fun though I wouldn’t really want to go again. London was way too overpriced and I prefer Rome instead. If you want to catch up on my England travel posts then you can view them here 🙂 This was my first ever video that I made so I’m very proud of it, although you can obviously see how “new” I was at making videos! When I travel in the summer, then I’ll be sure to post up even more videos! My rome files were erased, so all the clips I took were lost 😦  1. On the way to England – See all the yummy food I got to eat on the plane! 2. Brighton Pier – Regency Restaurant – My first time having FISH AND CHIPS. Delicious! 3. Ultimate favorite – Bourough Market – A Marketplace for freshly made food, everything was so delicious – also featuring my HUGE burger. See the rest …

Buffalo Bill Hotel Review

Vegas Weekend! Ahh Vegas, the place where most of people I know flock to at least once a month. Why? Well, it’s the one place where you can walk around with an open bottle in your hand, amazing buffets, gorgeous hotel rooms, and beautiful people. But, Vegas hasn’t been that great to me. I started clubbing right when I turned 18 and went clubbing at least every two weeks, sometimes three times a week. And, I always went clubbing sober (the legal drinking age is 21 here in cali). But, when I turned 21… I was all clubbed out – if that’s possible. Maybe because I had a boyfriend, or because I lost my favorite pair of heels and now I can only dance for a hour before heading back to the hotel – I don’t know. Anyway, I digress. After our flight to Hawaii did not work out, we decided to drive to Vegas at around 7 PM. The drive is only 4 – 5 hours and since we were trying to save money… we decided to stay at Buffalo Bills. Now, …

La Buca di Ripetta Review, Rome

via Ripetta 36, 00139 Rome, Italy After visiting the Borghese gallery, we decided to eat lunch since we woke up early that day to make our appointment. My sister told me she found an amazing restaurant and I still wanted to try a place that had great carbonara because all of the others were not doing it for me! So, once again I blindly listened to her just to be let down, yet again.  I think most restaurants in Rome are pretty hard to find, as there are so many turns and small alleyways. But we found this one without too much trouble. When we got there we were only the only people inside the restaurant! For some people, they would take this as a warning – for us, we didn’t. I mean, after all – it had amazing reviews on Tripadvisor! The place itself is beautiful. I loved the little blue scooter! I think out of all the places we went to, this was the prettiest one. Hey, decor matters okay! The atmosphere was great, …

Chocolate Dipped Gelato in Rome

  Gelateria Frigidarium Via del Governo Vecchio, 112, 00186 Roma, Italy After the borghese gallery, my sister told me that there was an amazing gelato place that she wanted to take me to. Of course, I was super excited but at the same time pretty iffy. We had already found our favorite gelato place! What could be better? But, trusting tripadvisor, we decided to stop by since it was close to our hotel and the center.    This gelato place had a lot of good things going for it. Not only was in a popular area and near plenty of shops, it was also attractive outside and we noticed quite a few people waiting outside also. There was a young guy working in the front and he was very friendly, even smiling when I went to take a photo of all the delicious flavors. Thanks for not judging me! Unlike the other place that we visited in the beginning, he didn’t seem angry or irritated when I asked for a free sample so that was a plus. It was …

Gelateria dei Gracchi , Rome

  Gelateria dei Gracchi Via dei Gracchi 272 00192 Rome Italy Prati In Rome, we were only able to eat at three gelato places. Why? Because we found Gelateria dei gracchi! After having it, we were unable to go anywhere else! The prices were pretty much on par with other places and it was about 2.50 Euros for a small. We went here everyday, and due to our horrible sleep schedule we would wake up at 11:30 PM and rush downstairs to grab a cone before they closed. 

A little bit of everything..

  A little bit of everything… After visiting the Colosseum, we went to the Roman Forum and palatine as it was free. Some of the photos didn’t turn out quite as nice, so here are the ones that caught my interest and hopefully you guys will enjoy them as much as I did! Found this little guy just resting… he was so calm!