Spring Break: The Painted Churches of Troodos

Located in the Troodos mountain range are ten painted churches which make up one UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together, they provide brilliant examples of various trends in Byzantine and post-Byzantine art, from the 11th to the 19th century. We were able to see six of them, in addition to a number of traditional, small Cypriot … More Spring Break: The Painted Churches of Troodos

Spring Break: Castles in the Kyrenia Mountains

Located near the sea, the Kyrenia Mountains were of strategic importance. Three castles were built on the peaks: St. Hilarion, Buffavento, and Kantara. All located in the North, I got to see the former two. St. Hilarion The best preserved of the three strongholds, its location provided the castle with command of the pass road … More Spring Break: Castles in the Kyrenia Mountains

Day Trip to Graz

The second-largest city in Austria (first being of course Vienna), Graz is a university town where a friend of Haley’s is studying abroad. For this reason, she went on a day trip to visit the city and meet up with him and a few of us (Evan, Michael, and I) tagged along. As the bus … More Day Trip to Graz

Bad Gastein

The day after the snowshoeing debacle, we met up with our mountain guide Alex once again to go to Bad Gastein, a ski resort about an hour-and-a-half by train outside of Salzburg.