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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Study Tour in Hungary...(part 1)

was AWESOME!!

We went to Budapest as a study abroad thing over the Fall break. It was only for a week, which as great because drama was starting at the end of the week. We basically listened to various lectures during the day, and drank $2 bottles of wine +playing card games at night. By we, I mean the group of sober good kids who go sightseeing after the lectures during the day. Make no mistake, there's also that HUUUUUUGE group of getting hammered every night "popular" Greek ppl who spent their mornings puking their brains out.

However, I feel like it was the people that made my experience pleasurable. Budapest and Vienna were nothing like the Europe I imagined, especially for Vienna. I had this image of this rich cultural feel for all the European countries, but I guess globalization changed that. We had McD's, KFC, Subway, Nike, etc right across our hotel, which was Radisson. It was like we were still in the USA, except people were speaking a different language. Everything was grey and grafittied on, and according to some natives we spoke with, the grafitties really bothered them as well.

I'm still glad I went on this trip with everyone. I definitely bonded with a lot of people. I changed my opinions about a lot of them too. To be honest, I feel that this will be the last true vacation any of us will have for a very long time. After we graduate from our master program, we are either getting jobs or be too broke for any travelling. Either way, we won't have any time or resources for any international traveling. This will be the last time when we can be us, completely free of worry and reservations. I'm glad we had the chance to release our youth.

Picture time!

Emily and I ran into some of our classmates unexpectedly in Charlette airport in North Carolina.



YAY! We made it to Munich!


On our way to Budapest. That 3 hr bus ride was like a lullaby.


Some pics of the artitecture/sculptures.

House of Terror! Imagine my disappointment when I found out it wasn't a haunted house, but instead it's about Communism (which is still pretty scary).








One of their famous spas.


People shots!

My friends and I in front of Hero's Square.


Our little tour group in front of the Parliament.


This is our failed attempt at showing "More bars in more places".


After visiting the State park, my friends and I are convinced that Harry Potter characters were inspired by the statues here. Case in point, this Anonymous statue is EXACTLY like Voldemor.


At one of our business meetings.


Camwhores will be camwhores no matter where they are. This was after a Porche lecture.


This chocolate is OFF THE HOOK!! It has chocolate, almond, and hazelnut cream all in one. AMAZINGNESS!



Business FOTD:



What I used:

Face:
--Coverblend concealor in Beige
--Clarins pressed powder

Cheeks:
--MAC Emote to contour
--blush from LORAC Snake Charmer quad
--highlighter from LORACE Snake Charmer quad

Eyes:
--Stila smudgepot in Black
--Rimmel LashMaxx mascara

Lips:
--massive dose of lipbalm.

Not to business like:


Anyway, more updates to come. Please stay tuned. Oh, and btw, I'm going to Universal Halloween Horror Night tomorrow, may I get a "HELL YEAH!"?

<3
Tao

11 comments:

Maggie said...

looks like you all had fun, can't wait to see more pics!

your last picture is so cute/funny...as always! :D

Citrine said...

Oh, I like the first picture after the title business FOTD, it's very clean cut and pretty.

Angela said...

it looks like such fun trip. Study abroad in a week sounds really nice. I wish I have the time now to do some traveling.


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Uinisan said...

absolutely love looking at photos of places from around the world ... thanks for showing us around Hungary :)

Jamilla Camel said...

I am so glad that you got to go to Hungary! Budapest is a great place!

jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) said...

it's a beautiful city, one of the most cities in eastern europe IMO. you look fabulous even sleeping on a trip. WTH????!!! LOL.

~Lisa said...

You look like you had so much fun! And you looked great in each photo.

And you want a hell yeah, you got a HELL YEAH! xP

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izumi said...

those pics look fab!! it looks like you had a great time :)

Consuela said...

I'm glad you a chance to get a little break, I hope you had fun!!!!

Jess.ica said...
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Jess.ica said...

Hi! i'm a fan of your youtube channel!
this is probably the wrong place to ask this, but if i am nc 20 to nc 25, what color should i get for the Coverblend concealer? light or beige?
i have yellow undertones, but usually use something neutral in terms of foundation.
Nars sheer glow in Deuville, MUFE HD in 117 and Revlon Colorstay in Sand beige is a tad too dark for me.
Thanks!
Love your pics btw, you look great!