So, my summer trip has almost been firmed up, and it is going to be - not to brag - the best! I am super excited about it, and also kind of glad that it's firm because if I added any more I'd have to sell a kidney...#LOC But honestly, the trip looks like this: … Continue reading Summer Extravaganza 2016 (aka that Harry Potter themed trip apparently)
So, it occurred to me last night that I wasn't quite satisfied with how I've shared my travel experiences here yet. Because of technology and wifi restrictions on the trip, I'd settled for more pictures over words, supposing that as a picture can say a 1000 words, more pictures was better. I added a bit … Continue reading 1000 words worth a picture: my first atlantic flight and london
*Post was written on my trip and posted retroactively - and late on account of bad wifi, a cold and oweek, apologies!"* So, as previously mentioned, I wasn't feeling exactly 100% when I dragged my bags down our steep hill to the coach in Athens. The lack of nighttime cold meds was really starting to … Continue reading Athens, and the end of the road
*Post was written on my trip and posted - a bit more than intended, apologies for my cold - retroactively on account of bad wifi (and said cold!)* So, we left Rome the next morning bright and early for what was an all travel day, puntucated with a stop in Pompeii. Pompeii was again, about … Continue reading Pompeii, Corfu, jetskis and the Contiki cough
*Again, this is a post written on my trip and posted retroactively on account of poor wifi.* So, after Florence we headed out to Rome, which was another pretty drive. The Italian countryside is really beautiful, and somewhere I'd definitely love to go back and explore some more. We stopped at one rest stop on … Continue reading Turning up the heat in Rome and the Vatican City!
*So, yeah, the wifi once we reached Italy and Greece was just not good enough for posting pics, to Facebook or to the blog, so these posts were written on the trip and are being posted retrospectively here. Apologies, but it was the best I could do!* So, after Venice we headed to Florence, with … Continue reading Florence, hailstorms and motor vehicle accidents
So, we broke up our 7 - whyyy?! - hour bus ride from the French Riviera to Venice with a stop at a designer outlet mall in a place called Serraville. The outlet mall is like an outdoor complex, and it had all the major name brands - Prada, Gucci, Versace, etc - and some … Continue reading Viva Venice!
So, after a drive that felt like forever - this coach is fine, its got music, A/C, but after being on it for 7 plus hours it feels like a prison - we pulled up to our "campsite" in the South of France. We did have one stop in a place called Arles, which is … Continue reading Arles, Nice, Monaco and the death of my phone
So, we pulled into Barcelona and into our Hostel, the Generator Hostel. I have to say, I was a bit worried about hostels when I booked this tour, but I have nothing but nice things to say about Generator Hostel. Working A/C, beds with sheets, water in the showers that you could adjust the temp … Continue reading Barcelona baby
So, we left Paris yesterday an began the trek to Thieze which is just outside of Lyon in the south of France in an area called the Beaujolais wine region. To break up the trip, we stopped at Chateau Fontainebleau on the way there, which was the royal summer home when they just couldn't handle the … Continue reading Chateau Fontainebleau and melting in Thieze