The Travels, Pt. 1

A lot of stuff has changed for me in the last month; but most importantly, I’ve actually started exploring Europe – and I’ve loved every second of it. Europe is just undeniably cool, and there’s cool stuff everywhere. Since I can’t talk about everything I’ve seen in the last month, I’ll just hit some of the highpoints here: I’ve seen (depending on the ranking) the third and fifth largest cathedrals in the world (the Seville Cathedral and the Milan Cathedral, respectively). The Milan Duomo is awe-inspiring – it stands in the middle of a piazza – a monolithic testament to the power of hard work and dedication. I got to visit CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research), a potentially once-in-a-lifetime experience. The trip definitely brought my (not-so-inner) science nerd out – I can tell you that. That same weekend, I visited Bern, the capital of Switzerland and currently my favorite city in Europe. It’s just an amazing city – it’s surrounded by the Swiss Alps, it’s clean, has great views and great food; there’s nothing not to love (except for the price of drinks – I feel like I spent a whole paycheck on those). My favorite experience of my last month, however, has to be the moment I realized how amazing it was to travel. It hit me when I visited Pisa (this was prior to the other trips I’ve talked about); to see, and then actually walk to the top of, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, to experience the baptistery and cathedral, was transformative. And now, just to close things out, some pictures of my experiences from the last month:

Objectively the best picture I’ve taken while in Europe
I’ve seen a lot of churches, and this one is still by far my favorite.
Getting to see this place was awesome — it’s just gargantuan.
I don’t know why I like this picture so much, but it’s one of my favorites from Pisa.

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