Playing in Europe!

by minhduyennn

Two Saturdays ago I returned to Dallas after an utterly long flight from Germany. I’d been in Europe for 15 days. Too long yet not long enough…

Wow! What a beautiful continent! Though I was only in two countries, Germany and Italy, and a few cities there, I was definitely left in awe! Everything is just so… charming. Perhaps this is because it’s coming from a good old southern girl from Texas. There aren’t many mountains (none actually!), hills, charm, etc to see in DFW! If you couldn’t ascertain this is my first time in Europe, then I must show you more excitement! I must.

Aside from the airline misplacing my luggage for three days, I had a fabulous time! There are things I’d have changed but those are just minor mishaps. I was in good company so a great time was had. Now that I’m home sleeping on my wonderfully comfy bed, no complaints!

Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany
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Sausage anyone? You can’t mistake it for anything else when you slap pictures of cute pigs on the stand!

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My life saver, H&M.

Rome, Italy
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MADE IT!

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Our hotel, pictured above, was steps away from the Trevi Fountain!

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Best time for photo ops? The crack of dawn! We were the only people there aside from this couple who walked up to it moments later.

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The Arch of Constantine

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Breathtaking! Need I say more?

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Part of the ancient ruins. The Roman Forums are nearby.

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I stole an orange from one of the trees in the ancient ruins. Let’s keep this on the down low, shall we?

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Spice shopping. Delicious!

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The Pantheon

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We were one.

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The Spanish Steps

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Just hangin’

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View from our hotel balcony. I can’t find a better word other than charming. Yet again.

The Vatican City
They actually let me in!! ;)
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St. Peter’s Basilica

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No shortages of statues here.

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Seats for Easter mass.

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We managed to snag a few tickets! No, I did not steal these. Unfortunately we left early that Sunday morning so attendance was not feasible.

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Castel St. Angelo

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View of part of the Tiber River and street leading up to the castle from the top.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
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Smuggled it into Germany. I must admit, it was the absolute most sour orange I’ve ever had. Serves me right for stealing.

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Green tea before our adventure to view castles!

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King Ludwig II’s parents’ home, Hohenschwangau Castle.

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Longgg trek up. There were a few “are we there yet” moments.

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King Ludwig II’s unfinished Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangua, Germany. Inspiration castle for Disney.

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Definitely a photo op from Mary’s Bridge! CHEEEEESE.

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Empty streets of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Semi.

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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In Stuttgart visiting the cousins. It’d been at least two decades!

I leave you with the following:
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Italians, so full of honesty.

‘Til next post!

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