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Carissa Tom

Itineraries, Travel

The Road to Hana

One of the top things to do in Maui, potentially right below catching the sunrise on Haleakala, is the famous road to Hana. Located right on the eastern end of Maui, the small town of Hana is widely known, not quite for the town itself, but for the journey towards it. Unsurprisingly, it can be overwhelming figuring out where to stop along the way, but to help any future Maui goers, we’ve put our itinerary here which hits some beautiful sights, memorable surprises, and a couple of spots that  ...

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Study Abroad, Travel

Lisbon: Belem and Alfama

After leaving the metro station and doing some walking, Kristine and I found the Pont du Avril and immediately saw its resemblance to the Golden Gate Bridge. (It looked identical!) We sat on a bench amongst older men fishing on other benches, to take it all in. Our next stop was right back to Pasteis de Belem for some fresh Pastel de Natas. Instead of taking them to go, we decided to eat our pastries inside of the beautifully tiled bakery. Just like the day before, they were warm, flaky,  ...

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Lisbon: A Day Trip to Sintra

After checking into the Living Lounge Hostel, Kristine and I decided to do some exploring. I will admit that I initially disliked the immediate area around our hostel. First, it is a popular tourist neighborhood, which made finding food under 8 euro almost an impossible task. Second, it may have been because it was a Wednesday night, but the neighborhood seemed weirdly empty and reminded me of the desolate city in Inception. Granted, it was gorgeous! But it just had some weird vibes and of  ...

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