The Ease of Exploring Countries in Europe

Living in Italy while studying abroad this Spring marks my first time ever in Europe. One of the first things I quickly realized and fell in love with was how easy it is to travel from country to country. In just a week and a half, I managed to visit four new countries in Europe. I was impressed by how simple it was to go from one place to another and found it relatively inexpensive. In just 10 days I saw four entirely different countries and was able to explore completely different cultures with ease.

Budapest, Hungary

Flying from Milan to Budapest was simple, cheap, and one of my favorite places I have visited yet. I was able to visit their top attractions such as the Fisherman’s Bastion, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and their famous thermal baths.

The famous Széchenyi Thermal Bath.
Thermal Bath.
Views Overlooking Budapest.
Fisherman’s Bastion.


Prague, Czech Republic

From Budapest, it was only a short flight to my next destination: Prague. Here I got to explore attractions such as the famous Dancing House, Old Town Square, and the Lennon Wall.

Lennon Wall’ Graffiti wall inspired by the famous John Lennon.
Dancing House.

Nice, France

After returning home from Prague, I was able to get on a bus just a day later and travel from Milan, Italy to Nice, France. I got the luxury of exploring their beautiful beaches and views of the city.

Views overlooking Nice, France.
Crystal clear beaches in France.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

My last trip included a short train ride from Nice, France to the small country of Monaco. Here I discovered more gorgeous views as well as shopping centers and excellent food.

Views overlooking a port in Monte Carlo.
The famous Monte Carlo Casino.

Sydney O’Rourke is a student at Eastern Illinois University and an ISA Photo Blogger. She studied abroad with ISA in Milan, Italy.



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