The last 15 days I have had the most amazing experience, traveling, with one of my best friends, through two continents, 5 countries and 10 different cities! Needless to say, it’s been a lot of siteseeing and very little sleep.
I wanted to share some of my favorite memories during the trip and some must see places you have to visit if you’re ever in these areas! (Images are titled with the location.)
AmsterdamOur first stop was Amsterdam! Of course we had to stop and take a picture with the ever famous “I Amsterdam” letters. But the most memorable, and one of my favorite places during the whole trip was when we took an hour bus to Keukenoff to visit the tulip festival! The tulip festival is every year between April 1- May 13.Places to visit// Keukenoff Garden, Bulldog Cafe, Redlight District
Paris has to be one of my top favorite places we visited during the 2 week trip. Although we hardly met anyone who spoke English.
There is endless amounts to see and such amaizng food. My absolute favorite part of Paris was watching the Eiffel Tower twinkle in the middle of the night.
Places to visit// Eiffel Tower after 9pm and walking the stairs, The Lourve, George’s Restaurant, Norte Dame and Sainte Chapelle
From Paris to London we took the underground Chunnel (the train that goes under the English Channel.)
London was not quite as I expected, it was a bit like New York and quite a lot of the people were not the most friendly. But nevertheless it was still an amazing expericne. My absolute favorite place in London and one of my most favorite memories of the trip was visiting the royal jewels at the London Tower. Unfortunately not phones were allowed in the Royal Jewels chamber, but trust me when I say it is more than you could ever imagine!
Places to visit// The London Tower (Royal Jewels), The Renaissance Hotel, The London Eye, Changing of the Guards, Big Ben, A Play (we watched Wicked,) National Museum
I know I’ve said all of these places are my top favorites, but the Cliffs of Moher were the highlight of the trip! The cliffs are off the coast of Shannon, the west side of Ireland, and 100% worth the trip.Places to visit// Cliffs of Moher, Guinness Facotory, must eat: Fish and Chips
Now Barcelona is the one place that I instantly fell in love with and would love to move here one day. There is endless amounts to do and such beautiful scenery and history around every corner.
While in Spain we spent two nights in Barcelona, 2 nights is Llafranc and 2 nights in a remodeled castle, Mas Torroella, set ontop of a mountain. And our last night was in a little coastal town south of Barcelona.
Places to visit or try// Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, Boating off the coast of Llafranc, Sangria, Park de la Ciutadella
Its remarkable how much you learn while traveling the world. I definitely caught the travel bug during this trip, and ready for the next adventure.