|Kharissa playing with electricity|
at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland
For spring break, Kharissa and I bought Eurail passes and took trains/ferries from France to Switzerland, Switzerland to Italy, and Italy to Greece, and then back through Italy again to go home. In Switzerland we visited Geneva and saw so many beautiful gardens, parks, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
From there we went to Lake Como, where the highlights were our many, many hilarious troubles with the Como bus system (After living in Paris, we vastly prefer metro systems to buses. They’re too confusing) and seeing Villa Balbianello, which is where they filmed part of Star Wars. Between that and nuclear particles at CERN, a lot of geeking out happened in these two cities!
|Hands down one of the most beautiful sunsets |
I've ever seen, in Florence, Italy
|Kharissa and Matteo before|
eating delicious homemade Carbonara
From Florence we spent a very little bit of time in Milan, got attacked by pigeons in front of the Duomo, then made our way to Greece! I’m sad that I can’t do our Greece adventures justice at all in this blog; there just isn’t enough time. I will share one though!
|The highest point on our|
12 km hike in Santorini, Greece
From Santorini we spent a little time in Athens before flying (and very nearly missing said flight) from Crete back to Milan, and then, since I couldn’t get a seat on a train back to Paris until Tuesday, I spontaneously went to Rome for the weekend!
|Me and my new friends, Max, Victoria, |
and Andy, eating our gelato in Rome
GSE Spring 2012 - Paris, France
University of Paris Sorbonne