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07/15/14 – trieste, italy: part 3

Posted on July 15, 2014


The final installment on my trip to Trieste, featuring my favorite part of discovering a new city: the food. We wandered around the city center, looking for a place to eat dinner. We discovered Pizzeria D’Napoli, and had possibly one of the best dinners in my entire life.

DF9A8060-2Wandering past central canal looking for a place to eat dinner.

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DF9A7732-2Pizzeria D’Napoli, the most delicious spot in Trieste.

triesteday2-4This appetizer was LIFE CHANGING. Never in my life have I had buffalo mozzarella so fresh and creamy, with homemade zeppoles so light and flully.

DF9A8070-2Gnocchi that were basically decadent potato-y pillows.

DF9A8069-2Fresh seafood pasta with prawns and clams, right from the Adriatic Sea.

DF9A8082-2Homemade zeppoles, covered with sugar and Nutella, which we received compliments of the owner Peppe when we came back the next night for another dinner at this amazing spot.

07/14/14 – trieste, italy: part 2

Posted on July 14, 2014



On our second day in Trieste, Italy we decided to venture to the Castello di Miramare. The “castle” was built by Ferdinand Maximilian of Hapsburg, the emperor of Mexico, as his home in Italy. However, before the extremely lavish home was finished being built, Maximilian was called to Mexico to rule country, without ever sleeping one night in his new home.

DF9A7778-2The castle is located about 5 miles outside of the city center, which provided a nice (long) scenic walk for us along the Adriatic Sea.

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triesteday2-1One of the many members only “beach” clubs we passed– basically just portioned off patios with steps right into the sea.

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DF9A7783-2The clearest of clear blue water.

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DF9A7790-2Yeah I can’t get enough of the paninis here.

DF9A7791-2Cafe crema, aka coffee ice cream.

DF9A7800-2Lungomare – the long 5km stretch of beach-boardwalk where the locals lay out towels and just relax.

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DF9A7820-2The hike up to the Castello had amazing views.

DF9A7825-2The grand Castello di Miramare.

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DF9A7842-2So many staircases right into the harbor/sea.

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DF9A7865-2Yeah my friends are stunning.

DF9A7873-2The VIEWS!

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DF9A7997-2A bit terrified trying to take a picture “casually” sitting on a ledge.

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DF9A8033-2Lovely Trieste.

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07/13/14 – trieste, italy: part 1

Posted on July 13, 2014

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Last week, I made a pretty yolo decision and bought a ticket to meet up with my two best friends who are backpacking around the the world. We chose the tiny port town of Trieste, Italy simply because it was the cheapest flight out of London. We didn’t know what to expect, since there wasn’t a ton online about this little city, compared to the other big tourist spots in Italy like Rome and Venice. However, upon arrival, we were completely surprised by how beautiful this city was. From the food to the classic architecture, it’s one of the most underrated cities in all of Italy.

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DF9A7701-2The Viale XX Settembre.

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DF9A7707-2My first meal in Trieste– an amazing prosciutto crudo panini.

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DF9A7771-2Mini calzones filled with mozzarella and salami.

DF9A7767-2The sunsets in Trieste are out of this world.

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07/08/14 – windsor & eton college

Posted on July 9, 2014


I was very lucky to get a tour of Windsor, a beautiful town a little west of London, and Eton College (a private school, in American speak). I was guided by two good friends who are Old Etonians, so I was able to get a very informative and personal view of the college.

DF9A7492-2This was the first sight I saw walking out of the train station at Windsor: the casual Windsor Castle.

DF9A7490-2Windsor is separated from Eton by the Thames.

DF9A7495-2Walking down the main street of Eton.

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DF9A7516-2This was a house at Eton College. It was hard for me to believe that adolescent boys dormed here for school.

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DF9A7538-2Eton is pretty damn majestic.

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DF9A7530-2Eton has some pretty notable alums (ahem, William and Harry), so I felt like a damn VIP getting a tour of the grounds.

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DF9A7526-2The Eton golf course.

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DF9A7537-2Kind of like Hogwarts, right?

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DF9A7559-2Some badass carved his name into this post in 1609 (!!!)

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DF9A7577-2The idyllic walk to the rowing lake.

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DF9A7583-2The 2012 Olympic rowing event was held at this lake.

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DF9A7597-2The grounds of Windsor Castle.

DF9A7593-2Windsor Castle.

DF9A7604-2The flag is raised, which means the Queen is in!

eton3I love how this amazing centuries old castle is just in the middle of every day life here in Windsor.