May 3, 2018

Hello again!! The past two weeks have been jam packed with visits, travel, and work. The weather has been pretty great lately, getting all the way up to the 50s (in fahrenheit obviously), and the sun has been out and shining bright most days! In fact, the sun is now rising just after 5:00am and setting at around 9:30pm, and its on...

April 25, 2018

WOW I have had half of a blog post written for almost a month now (oops).  Things have been so crazy over here, with lots and lots of travel so now I am finally taking time to write about all of it. SO brace yourself for a long post filled with lots of updates!


Last week, my whole cohort (all 21 of us),...

February 28, 2018

IM BACCKKKKKK!! Brace yourself for a long blog post because its been a month since I've posted and this past month has been insane!!

Hello from freezing cold, Estonia!! NOW I finally understand what everyone was talking about when they said that it would get colder because this morning I woke up and It was -4 fahrenheit!!! And just...

January 23, 2018

Well everyone, the time has officially come. All through November and December everyone kept telling me that "this is not even that cold", and "don't worry, it will get colder", and here we are its officially colder. As I am typing this there is a little more than 1 inch of snow on the ground, lots of snow pouring out of the sky,...

January 3, 2018

Happy New Year, Everyone!!

WHOAAAA it has been a crazy few weeks!! I have been debating on whether or not to split up the past few weeks into separate blog posts or to combine it all into one, so here we go- my last few weeks summarized:


I got a visit from my friend Becca who is a part of the same program as me but is located...

December 13, 2017

Happy Hanukkah everyone!! 

As I am writing this the sun is shining super bright and there are almost no clouds in the sky, a true Hanukkah miracle! These days the sun is rising a little after 9am and setting at around 3:30pm.  The odd hours of daylight are not throwing me off as much as I thought it would, the most difficult is the...

December 5, 2017

So here's the deal.  I was thinking about how nothing really exciting has happened since I was in Berlin with my pals, but then I remembered that I literally am living in Estonia and that in itself is pretty crazy.  It might sound funny but I often have moments where I forget that I'm living thousands of miles away from what's "no...

November 28, 2017

Happy (late) Thanksgiving!!! I just got back from my first Friendsgiving in Berlin and it was awesome!

I met up with two other fellows in my cohort- Jude who is living in Budapest for the year, and Becca who is living in Copenhagen for the year. When we met in August (side note- Jude and I actually met at a BBYO program in 2010 and...

November 13, 2017

**DISCLAIMER: This blog post highlights exactly what it is like to be so far away from home and what is familiar. I am doing well, and I am slowly, but surely adjusting to everything.  I just want to be very real about my experiences.  

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about what "home" is and really what it means to b...

November 8, 2017

This past week has been SUCH a whirlwind!! I took a last minute trip to go and see my Dad who was in Geneva, Switzerland.  This trip was particularly special because Geneva is where my Dad grew up (from 11-20), so he took me around the city showing me all of the old places that he used to go to, and I got to meet a bunch of his fr...

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Alana's Adventures

My Travel List:

Geneva, Switzerland | Berlin, Germany | Paris, France | Malmo, Sweden | Copenhagen, Denmark | Riga, Latvia | Vilnius, Lithuania | Trakai, Lithuania | London, England | Jerusalem, Israel | Tel Aviv, Israel | Antwerp, Belgium | Brussels, Belgium | Prague, Czech Republic | Helsinki, Finland

Hi and welcome to Alana's Adventures! I am so excited to share my year in Tallinn, Estonia (pictured above) with you! Here you will get to read and see (lots of) pictures about what I am doing at work, all of my travels, and just day to day what it is like to live in a completely foreign place. To stay super up to date, you can subscribe to my blog (don't worry I won't spam you) and you can also follow my travel instagram account @alanabzadventures

люблю (that's "love" in Russian), 



I'm Alana (That's me on the left!).  I am 23 years old and I recently graduated from Rollins College! A few things about me: I am obsessed with the TV show One Tree Hill and anything created by Shonda Rhimes, I love sushi and Mexican food, and I am so excited to share my adventures with you!! To read more about my website click here!


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