This will be my first experience of Germany and I am super excited. Germany is probably the place I am most excited about on this trip. Not just because it’s part of Richard’s history but Germany has a fascinating history, and I’m not just talking about the wars. Munich’s beer halls are a priority destination for us, if nothing else there is a beer stein and some pork belly with our names on it. Get inspired then find some places to stay
Well hello there people. It’s raining in Geneva today so thought I would take a moment while we hide from the rain to say hi!
Europe is everything that I had hoped it would be, and we are only 2 weeks in. We have ate food, drank so much, seem amazing things that just do not exist in Australia, met some great people and had the chance to really unwind from work. Its been wonderful.
Some highlights so far:
There have been some low lights too (like missing out on seeing half of Rome because we got stuck in traffic or the number of tourists who still use their dam flash in galleries etc when they have been asked not too, in multiple languages) but lets focus on the good things for now.
I hope you are all thriving yourselves!
PS: I am posting pretty regularly to Instagram if you want to follow along with the adventure.
To be honest Geneva was chosen as a stopping point. The cruise drops us off today in Barcelona and we head to Geneva. This is possibly our biggest travel day, the ship arrives in Barcelona at 9am and we arrive in Geneva at 10pm. Epic travel day!!! We are here for two days and probably the only thing that is really on my list to check out is CERN, otherwise we just plan to wander the streets and eat. When we were looking for accommodation we found things quite expensive but did manage to find a great loft space through Airbnb.
Majorca according to Trip Advisor “has a reputation as a spring break destination” but it looks like such a pretty place to spend a day I don’t really mind. Besides if its good enough for the King of Spain to holiday there its good enough for me. Make up your own mind about Majorca
Oh you know two film majors were going to find a way to get themselves to Cannes. Not that we will be there at the same time as the Festival, but when you hear about it so often it just seems appealing to wander around and see the sites. We chose not to do a tour here and just to wonder around.
As a stop on the cruise this is our, albeit very brief, opportunity to explore Tuscany. I do not know what it is about Tuscany but I have this mental image of a place with incredible light, it’s the light that I want to see. I am sure we will see plenty of that as we bus it out to the Tower of Pisa (do not judge me if I take one of those photos).
I went to a Catholic School, even though I am not Catholic, and I studied ancient history at high school, so there was something drawing me to Rome. How fascinating to stand in a city that once ruled the world and now seems best known (at least where I am from) for pizza and pasta. We’ve booked a day tour which will visit some of Rome’s most significant landmarks of Christendom, of course including the Colosseum and the Vatican. What a wonderful way to spend the day.
Oh Rome, start making your own plans now
I don’t know much about Naples to be fair however it seems a charming Italian city so I am keen to explore. If we don’t find anything to look at there is always pizza to be eaten, proper authentic Italian pizza in Italy is absolutely on the bucket list. Oh and Richard will let me tiramisu for desert. Grab some inspiration for your own trip to Naples.