To close out my section about my European adventures, I wanted to share and highlight some of my favorite stories/ moments. Some you may have already read, but some will be new. In no particular order, here they are! When we first arrived in London, the back door of our AirBnB apartment wouldn't lock. We … Continue reading Europe Favorites
Wow. Four weeks in Europe literally flew by. A month seems like a lengthy amount of time, but when you consider all the things we saw and did, well, that time was gone in an instant. Now almost a year and a half later, as I reflect on this trip, I am still in awe … Continue reading Goodbye for now, Europe.
Our short time in Germany was coming to a close, so we scrambled to finish all our sightseeing. Our first stop was the site of the 1972 Munich Olympics. Afterwards we did some final looking around the Marienplatz, and final souvenir shopping. We had a great, short visit in Munich, which was made busy with … Continue reading Final Germany Adventures
When planning for our European adventure, the main reason to visit Munich was to visit Neuschwanstein Castle above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. This castle was the inspiration for Walt Disney's Cinderella Castle. This castle is also seen in the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." Neuschwanstein is a short day trip … Continue reading Princess for a day.
When people think about Germany, often their minds go to good beer, sausages, wiener schnitzel, spatzel, sauerkraut, etc. Well, what better place to get all those things than the Hofbräuhaus München. This is a 3 floor beer hall that dates back to the 16th century, and can hold what seemed like 1000s of people. Things we … Continue reading What’s a trip to Germany without a trip to a beer hall?!
How do you begin to share and describe a visit to such a solemn, historical place? While many of the original structures have been torn down, some remain, and some replicas have been constructed to show where and how the Jews lived who were imprisoned here during WWII. For those who do not know, here … Continue reading Dachau Concentration Camp