The Grand Tour: Paris

The Grand Tour: Paris

We are ending the trip with one of my favourite cities. I’ve only been once but if I left my heart in London my soul stayed in Paris. There are no words to describe this city and how contented being here makes me feel. All I can say is that I will do my very best to take photos that don’t include me kissing my husband, sorry it’s the city of love there isn’t much I can do about that.

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London Calling

The Grand Tour: London

I believe there is a law somewhere that says Australians doing the big Europe trip must at some point see London. I have been before but Richard never has so this will be fascinating to discover together. I feel in love with the city within a few hours of wandering the streets, I hope Richard will too. Just to reassure our mothers we do have return tickets (but hey you never know what might happen).

Oh and Your Royal Highness I know you haven’t been that well lately but it would be lovely if we were to catch up for tea and scones. Think of all the interesting stories I will have to tell after our trip so far.

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The Grand Tour: Amsterdam

The Grand Tour: Amsterdam

It is unlikely we will be doing any tiptoeing through tulips in the Netherlands during our stay but we will explore the city, and eat. The Anne Frank house is on the list, I admit mostly because reading about it in The Fault in Our Stars it sounded so fascinating. It also feels right to see us some Van Gogh whilst in town. We nearly stayed on a boat, we didn’t to be near the city but perhaps next time.

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The Grand Tour: Bremen

The Grand Tour: Bremen

This stop is very specifically related to Holz history, in fact we will be catching up with some of Oma’s family. When the train from Copenhagen to Amsterdam was going this way it felt a bit like the universe wanted us to stop so we are. Now that we’ve decided to stop I am so glad we are, it feels like an important thing to be able to tell our children. Even though we aren’t really stopping for traditional tourist activities there is still plenty to do here

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The Grand Tour: Copenhagen

The Grand Tour: Copenhagen

Excited to see friends in Copenhagen (doesn’t that just sound so fabulous I seriously dreamed as a child of visiting friends around the world to have it come true makes me giddy). I am also excited to be staying around the corner from Amalienborg Palace, aka home to my fellow Aussie abroad Crown Princess Mary. If I can we will also take a moment to get a photo with the Little Mermaid (my nephew/nieces will be confused now but years from now it will be funny)

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