If you ask my dad, he will say “She’s going to Russia!”
I suppose he isn’t lying, but that’s one of the briefest parts of my trip!
This has been in my drafts for months. I guess I never published it. Oops. I have several I never published. They’ll be out soon.
We took a day trip to Salzburg, Austria on one of our last days in Europe. Salzburg is where Mozart was born and also where Sound of Music was filmed. First though, we stopped at the salt mines right next to the city.
Inside the mines, we saw machines that the miners would use and took a few slides to get deeper quicker. There was even a ferry that took us across an underground lake.
After the mines, we took a Salzburg tour. Our guide was a sweet old lady who knew everything about the town. She told us a lot about Sound of Music and Mozart, because I guess that’s what they figure Americans know about.
Austria was just beautiful. I don’t know that I’m desperate to go back, but I’m so glad I got to mark it off of my list.
Paris. The city of love. The city I hate. Okay. I don’t hate it. It just isn’t my favorite. I don’t know why. I just don’t like Paris. I did enjoy what we saw, but seeing cool things isn’t enough to get over my dislike of the city. Either way, here is the first three days of my eleven day Europe trip. I’ll do a food post at the very end.
Well, I’m less than three weeks out from my big trip of the year. 2013 was London. 2014 was Florida. 2015 is going to be a ten day European Adventure. Well, it’s not really going to be too terribly adventurous. It’s a tour. All of our days are planned out, though there will be a little time left over for adventuring on a few of the days. I like it that way though. In London, I got stressed out a few times because I had so much time and nothing set in stone. I like plans.
Anyway, back to the European Adventure. It’s a ten day trip. I’ll be going to four different countries. Well, five if you count Liechtenstein, which I do, but I’m pretty sure we’re only stopping there so that we can say we’ve been there because on the itinerary, it literally says “stop in Liechtenstein” and then we continue on to a castle in Bavaria. Other than that, I’ll be going to France (specifically Paris,) Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.
In Paris, France we’ll be doing some of the following over the course of three days:
We’ll also have a few hours of free time in Paris while the rest of the group goes to Versailles. The tour is made up of several different groups totaling around 30-40, I’m guessing and the four person group I’m in isn’t doing the optional excursion to Versailles. I visited the castle in 2013 and don’t mind not going back. I’d rather see something new in Paris instead of the same place twice!!