Our last day in Berlin had a theme of scary dark gloom. I think this was the world’s way of making it seem less of a tragedy that our vacation was coming to an end, since it allowed us to look on the bright side– literally– and anticipate the warmth & sunshine of AZ, and the US’s relatively calm history. We woke up to clouds. … Continue reading Europe 20: Berlin 2– the end!!
My mom and I had an early train right out of Prague (6:30AM!) and arrived in Berlin around 10AM. After a bit of confusion in the giant train station, we finally figured out how to get on the metro and arrived in Alexanderplatz (the area near our hotel) just ten minutes later. Alexanderplatz is also where the famed TV Tower (“Alex”) is located! We had … Continue reading Europe 19: Berlin!
There were too many Prague pictures to put into one picture! After running around all day in the rain on our first day in Prague, my mom and I made an effort to dress super warm (temperatures were dropping each day during our trip) and hopefully cute! Hoping to beat the intense crowds that we had run into at Prague Castle the day before, we … Continue reading Europe 18: Prague 2!
I can see the end of the finish line! I’m finally almost done blogging about the trip– just two places left! While Vienna was one of my mom’s favorite cities, Prague was one of mine. I absolutely loved the architecture! Where Vienna’s buildings all stood with a united front, stylistically similar, Prague was a juxtaposition of different eras and styles. Being an architecture buff, this … Continue reading Europe 17: Prague!
Oh Vienna! Vienna was one of my mom’s favorite places (alongside Nice and Portofino) because it reminded her greatly of Paris, but on a smaller scale. Much more manageable! I enjoyed Vienna too, but I enjoy scenic views the most and Vienna didn’t have too much to offer in terms of that. We found our hotel fairly easily and were quite impressed! I got a … Continue reading Europe 16: Vienna!
I’m sure you’ve been on the tips of your toes waiting for this post! 😉 I actually typed this over a week and a half ago during a meeting at work….but then never got around to emailing it to my personal email, which is on my Macbook, where all of the pictures are. First world problems right here. After just a short bit in tranquil … Continue reading Europe 15: Zurich!
We arrived in Lucerne. Starving. Of course. Some people may go to Europe to relax and sip the wine and enjoy the food. I go to Europe to beeline my way across as many countries as I can, chugging a water bottle and shoving an apple down my throat whenever I feel faint from lack of nutrients. My mom just happened to be dragged along … Continue reading Europe 14: Lucerne!
“Paige! WAKE UP! It’s SUNNY!” My mom claims I went from lying asleep to standing in .1 seconds. I just remember running to the window, peering out, and seeing clear blue skies everywhere!!!! It seemed like too great of a dream come true—I decided we had to chop chop and get to it! We had to get up to the top of a peak in … Continue reading Europe 13: Schilthorn!
Oh boy oh boy! We’ve made it to Switzerland! This is the part of the trip that I have dreaded blogging about most because it was my very, very favorite—how on EARTH am I ever going to choose from my thousands of pictures those that I post on this blog!? I have dreamed of going to Switzerland for a very long time and was devastated … Continue reading Europe 12: Interlaken Day 1!
Holy tornado, Lake Como. When we woke up following our first day in Milan, my mom and I had to decide whether we wanted to go up and see the Lake Como area, or if we would prefer to just stay in Milan. Since the weather forecast for both was not so great, we decieded why not go to Lake Como, while we were here!? … Continue reading Europe 11: Lake Como!