Germany and Milan, Italy


Photo: Dennis Matheson on September 5, 2013



During spring break, my family and I visited Germany and Italy. I wasn’t very excited to go, but decided to keep my spirits up anyway. We only went to Munich and not the other cities so most of the travelling was in the countryside. We were mostly having scenic drives and not too much walking so I wasn’t really tired. The autobahn was cool since we could go any speed! In a couple days, we headed for the Alps for our air BnB hotel. We were caught in a snowstorm and lost our rented out hotel because the owner never showed up. We ended up driving until midnight before we could rent a new hotel….. Well, our trip was then ended with our trip to Milan, Italy. Milan was pretty, but Lake Como blew me away! We took the Line 30 bus and spent an hour looking at the serene lake. The weather was perfect and everything was really nice. We stopped in Bellagio, a small town, and spent many hours there. My parents shopped the cute small shops buying silk scarves while my sister and I ate gelato. The next day, my family and I went to see the duermo and the famous painting of the The Last Supper. That pretty much wrapped up my trip and also, I bought 12 bags of gummy products of Haribo………


The Ocean

The ocean. Once in a blue moon I go to the beach, but every time I do, I seem to feel sad. I’m not really sure why, but just thinking about the sea overwhelms me. I guess it’s one of those unexplainable feelings you get when you think about something too much. The vast sea of blue, the endless horizon, the unknown depth. I don’t really how to describe the sea and will instead convey it through a poem.


So lonely are you,

your cries are heard

as seashells are held close.

You scream and flush out

the emotions that overwhelms.

My face, misted by your tears,

Remind me of the sadness within.

So distant are you,

the unknown, your well kept secret.

You, forgotten by time

Are alone out there.

I’m not really sure if this has to do with travel, but the topic was on my mind at the moment. I suck at poems so I’m sorry. Please don’t hate me.


Photo: Chris Clogg – August 7th 2014 ©