I’ve always dreamed of going to England. It’s just a country that was always on my to-see list. And when I went with my residence, Goimendi, it’s become a story that I will never get tired of telling. Were four filipinas in Goimendi at that time, and we were called the Goimendi Filipina Mafia. So naturally, when Goimendi planned a three day cultural art excursion to London, England, we were the first ones to sign up for it and pay in full. Once the list we set, we were told that we were going to ride Ryanair, a low-cost airline, and that we were only allowed to bring 10kg of luggage each. Now, none of us had ever gone to England before, and the first thing that worried us was what were we going to bring and buy, and how we were going to make them fit. That was the biggest challenge. A few weeks later, caught our bus to catch our flight from Biarritz.
The first of summer had been a whirlwind of adventures. I had just spent a week after spring finals in Morocco with my friends, and right after, I flew to Hungary to meet with my cousin, Alessa, and our friend Jocelyne. I had no idea what to expect, since we were only staying there for three days but we ended up LOVING it! It was so gorgeous, and not so crowded, with incredible food. Another bonus, it’s so affordable! Despite the gloomy weather, I really enjoyed exploring Budapest. The architecture, the culture, the people… everything was just so ornate. Having lived in Europe for a couple of years, it was something new and exciting. It’s truly one of Europe’s most beautiful cities!