Europe Trip 2010 – When in Rome (Day 14)

Thursday, March 18, 2010 Ciao! It is the end of my Contiki tour and I am both relieved/happy and stressed/sad at the same time. All of the early wake-up calls and pre-planned events trying to coordinate with 37 other people is finally over and I can now do whatever I want. But most of my [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Travel from Madrid to Barcelona, Spain (Day 4)

Monday, March 8, 2010 We didn’t receive a wake up call this morning, for reasons I’m not sure off. We had set a wake up call the previous evening from our naps and it’s possible the hotel receptionist misunderstood “adding” a wake up call and changed the original morning one instead. As it is, I [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Madrid, Spain (Day 3)

Sunday, March 7, 2010 Today’s itinerary consisted of an early wake up call to get up, get ready, get breakfast, and hop on the Contiki bus for a guided tour of the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain. We went over a lot of details of the trip while on the bus, receiving a map and [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Arrival (Day 2)

Saturday, March 6, 2010 Arrival in Frankfurt, Germany from Los Angeles. In between bouts of sleep, I made a new friend on the plane, who is a professor at USC teaching Computer Engineering. He was a nice (and short…but then again I find that most people are shorter than me lol) Indian man who was [...]