I think my shoes are still wet from the rain in Copenhagen. The rain kept us inside the hostel last night, which can be an awesome thing sometimes. We grabbed some cheap pasta salad and baked treats from around the corner, and sat in the hostel common area for 8 hours, haha. But you meet the most interesting people in hostels! We sat at the … Continue reading Europe 2014: Buses, Planes, & Trains to Switzerland.
You’d think we would have learned from last year’s flight. I don’t think we did. Here’s what we should have done: We should have gotten a terrible sleep the night before–that way we’d actually be tired when we got on the plane at 8 PM. We should have brought ear plugs. Instead, we listened to the lady seated behind us, who snored for 95% of … Continue reading Europe 2014: How Not-To-Do the Overnight Flight
All of our lives, McDonald’s has basically had a bad rep. One could probably lump most of the fast food chains into the same bad rep pool, but since McDonald’s is the most popular, I guess it has the worst name. Movies like “Supersize Me” probably didn’t help matters much. Before the trip to Europe, I only ever went to McDonald’s for the coffee. (I admit it, … Continue reading Europe 2013: Say what you will about McDonald’s. But it saved our backpacking butts.
We ate a lot of gelato in Europe, especially during the four days in Italy. Because it’s basically everywhere. We feel like we got to the point where we could judge a gelateria based on appearances. Which we were taught never to do while growing up. We did it anyways. (Sorry, Mom). After about 30 scoops of gelato between us, we noticed a trend. In … Continue reading Europe 2013: Gelato 101. From Italia.
Venice is like another world. It starts when you take a water bus from the airport. And then there are boats everywhere. Boats for absolutely everything and anything. Ambulance boats. Police boats. Firetruck boats. Mail boats. Subway boats. Taxi boats. We even saw a hearse boat. Boats, boats, and more boats. It’s incredible. We didn’t stay directly in Venice. Instead we stayed on the island … Continue reading Europe 2013: And then we ended up in Narnia. Also known as Venice.
Why didn’t anyone tell us how delicious the food is in Germany? In all of your defense, however, we stayed with a friend of ours–a local– so he knew the best places already. Which makes it easier being a tourist–he pretty much did the hard part of already weeding out the not-so-great eats. (We eventually had to confess to Patrick that we had McDonald’s. We … Continue reading Europe 2013: Rick Steves, can you publish a German Food Tour Guide?
I guess it’s called a ‘comfort zone’ for a reason, haha. Our three days in Germany will be spent with a German friend in Dusseldorf. In hindsight, we should have printed off a basic map, or at the very least asked our friend Patrick for directions, haha. Oops. Without a map or wi-fi, we basically did what we could while exploring this morning–we traced our … Continue reading Europe 2013: Trying not to get lost in Germany.