Category: Europe

A few differences Americans will discover in Poland

A few differences Americans will discover in Poland
March 25, 2016

Dear Dad, Let’s talk about the differences Americans will discover when visiting Poland and Germany. Sometimes I was a little dumbfounded when confronted with a difference because I wasn’t sure what the heck I was supposed to do, such as change the temperature of the shower water. It seems like a relatively easy task but I was half way through my shower before I realized how to change the temperature at one hostel. I found a few things to be comical, some to be annoying and others to […]


What to Pack for a 2 Month Trip

What to Pack for a 2 Month Trip
February 24, 2016

Packing for a two-month trip can be pretty daunting especially when you are traveling with carry-on luggage only. To make it even more difficult, try taking a backpack that is the size of a typical high school bag. After purchasing an incredibly cheap ticket with Ryanair, I realized my carry-on bag could only be 7 inches deep.   Yikes! I realized after spending a month in Roatan with a backpack and a half pack full of stuff that I tend to wear the same clothes over and over […]


Rantings of a Tired Hostel Guest

Rantings of a Tired Hostel Guest
February 16, 2016

During my travels of Poland, I have spent sporadic days in Warsaw as it became my hub during my volunteering time with an English language center. Since my stay wasn’t continuous, I had the pleasure or misfortune of sampling several hostels, trying to find one that was satisfactory in price and features. It was a challenge!     I spent my first Warsaw stay at New World St. Hostel on Nowy Swiat. It was trying, to say the least. First off, I arrived on a late bus and followed […]


Enhance Your Berlin Experience with the Perfect Hostel

Enhance Your Berlin Experience with the Perfect Hostel
February 10, 2016

I have found the perfect hostel. Actually, it is more like a hotel, only much cheaper. This magical hostel is located in Berlin, Germany. It is The Grand Hostel. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Hell yes!     Berlin was not a city I particularly wanted to visit. I’m not sure why I felt this way but I did. However, flights into Europe were considerably cheaper if I chose to land in Berlin, hence, my need for a hostel in the city. Since I was landing there, it seemed […]