The last real leg of our trip started with a bang with a 4:30 wakeup call. By that, I mean we snoozed our alarms as late as possible and lumbered our way out of our hotel room at the last possible second. Jeurgen even took our bags for us after he told us we’d have… Continue reading Lisbon: Hi Portugal, Bye Portugal.
Subtitle: “It’s a great combination of fun, and learning about salt.” It was our last day on tour, and we were going out with a bang. Our day was filled with scheduled activities, which, although left us limited flexibility to go with the flow, we were excited about our agenda. We started off… Continue reading Salzburg Day 2: Go Big and Go Home
The last leg of our tour got off to a rocky start after we left Munich. Salzburg was the “extension” portion of the tour, so we left behind 12 out of the original 32 members of our tour and set sail once again for Austria. Considering Salzburg was a mere 2 hour bus ride from… Continue reading Salzburg Day 1: The Hills Are Alive…
So day 2 in Munich started off on a low note. Not that we didn’t do something interesting, but that it involved...well, Dachau. We started our day at Dachau. Now, I’m not going to write 45 pages about a concentration camp, because this is a travel diary and not a history textbook. I’m sure… Continue reading Munich Day 2: Pröst– Take 2
We grabbed breakfast at our hotel in Innsbruck, which was served from the penthouse of the building. It had a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding city, so that was nice. It was a quick hop from Innsbruck to Munich, no more than three hours with a bathroom stop. Soon we were in Munich… Continue reading Munich Day 1: Ich Bin Ein Münchner
Today was THE DAY. The day I’d finally get to see Castle Neuschwanstein, the castle Cinderella’s Castle was modeled after at Disney World, the castle my mom visited in my youth and told me was gorgeous, and the one I’d seen in pictures and already had my heart. THAT ONE. I was practically bouncing out… Continue reading Innsbruck Day 2: I’m a German Princess
We started this day with arguably the best breakfast we’d had, thanks again to the wonderful hotel buffet. Although, what the hotel had for food and other amenities (gorgeous pool complex, etc.) they lacked in comfortable bedding. The bed was a rock and we’re pretty sure the pillow had maybe two feathers in it. So… Continue reading Innsbruck Day 1: Viva La Liechtenstein!
Today we left Italy behind and headed back towards Switzerland. Before we could make it back to the land of perfect cheese and bell-clad cows, we had to take a two hour bus ride. Jeurgen entertained us first with a story from his childhood about when his elementary school teacher told his parents he needed… Continue reading St. Moritz: Yep, Switzerland is still pretty.
Alright, I’m going to go ahead and preface this entry by saying that I famously dislike Italy. I have been to Rome twice, Venice twice, Florence once (for like two hours) and I never found any of them super charming. Everyone has their travel tastes, and my tastes just don’t include Italy. Let me… Continue reading Como Day 2: Veni Selfie Vici
Day one was yet another travel day. Really the only drawback to European travel is, of course, the transportation from city to city. Lucky for us, the Alpine region is pretty scenic, so the bus rides aren’t boring. This morning’s bus ride was a little too exciting for some. We were in this beautiful scenic… Continue reading Como Day 1: It’s Tunnel Day