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About Ceci Chalasani

Ceci Chalasani graduated from University of the Pacific’s School of International Studies and has also studied abroad at universities in Grenoble, France. As a budget-conscious student, Ceci always was on the lookout for new and cheap ways to have fun and travel. She loves reliable public transportation, eco-friendly everything, fair trade dark chocolate from São Tomé e Príncipe, and working at Trekity.

Everything You Need to Know About Grenoble France…

My name is Ceci and I lived in Grenoble, France for ten months.

Grenoble can best be described in these five words: diverse, friendly, scenic, budget-friendly, and safe.

Women should consider visiting Grenoble because it is a safe travel destination, is much more diverse than other European cities, and is a relaxing city.

If you want to get away for a while, relax, and take in some scenry while being in a safe, international environment, Grenoble should be next on your bucket list…


9 Things to Do During Your Airport Layover

Ugh, airport layovers.

There’s nothing worse than adding a few more hours to your already long travel day.

And while we try to avoid them at all costs, sometimes they’re inevitable.

So if you get stuck with a long airport layover, do one of the following nine activities to keep yourself preoccupied….Continue

7 Things You’ll Love About Grenoble, France

I confess…

I’ve been studying abroad in Grenoble, France for the past six months and I’ve fallen in love… with the city!

Grenoble is located in the Isère Valley of the French Alps and is a medium-sized city with a student population of around 60,000, lending to its young city vibe.  It’s one of the top business centers of France, being the headquarters for multiple international companies.  It’s also friendly to foreigners without being too touristy.  Grenoble’s location and weather makes it ideal for a visit any time of year.

So, let me tell you my love story and seven reasons why you’ll fall in love with Grenoble too…