North America, Europe · 54 Days · 193 Moments · May 2017

Anna's Adventures Abroad

26 June 2017

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." - Michael Althsoler Sad my journey is coming to an end but very excited to finally be home!!

24 June 2017

After 12 countries, finally getting back to my favorite one!! 🇺🇸

23 June 2017

Last drink (didn't fit on my last post) then back to our Hostel!
Biking around London for the beginning of our adventure
Made it to London! Beginning of our bar crawl with Kent at the Tate Modern
Brooklands Museum!
Made it to England for a traditional "greasy spoon" breakfast at the Old School Café in Surrey

22 June 2017

I will miss you lots Switzerland... Until next time! 🙁🇨🇭
Stopped in Bern for my last swim in Switzerland!! Ian and I made some lunch along the river before we head off to out next place.

21 June 2017

Gone Canyoning!! Such an amazing experience 11/10 would recommend 🏔
Hanging out at Outdoor Interlaken trying to decide what crazy thing to do next!!

20 June 2017

~hanging~ out at Balmers Hostel in Interlaken, Switzerland!
Quick stop in Innsbruck, Austria for some schnitzel! Now off to Interlaken, Switzerland.
Münich, Germany --> Innsbruck, Austria!

19 June 2017

Englischer Garten 🍻🍗
Sight of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany!
Dachau Concentration Camp - "Work Means Freedom"

18 June 2017

hanging out at our hostel! Got some new hats too 🎩
Found my 10th and 12th grade history teacher in Hofbräuhaus!!
Hofbräuhaus!! Made some new friends from Columbia! 🍻
Enjoying Sunday afternoon with a cold beer!!
Next stop.. München! 🇩🇪
Quick breakfast and goodbye to Hotel Otter 🌞

17 June 2017

Eating traditional Swiss raclette with a modern spin. This i by far one of the best restaurants I have been to in this city!
Boat trip down the lake to see a little more of Zurich!

16 June 2017

11/10 best stop in Zürich. Such a nice place to hang out at the end of the day. Cheers to Friday!!
much needed burger for dinner. delicioussss
Finishing up my work for the semester while drinking some much needed coffee and people watching. 👀☕️
made friends with a mouse today while exploring the trails 🐁🍃
Uetilberg, the Top of Zürich!

15 June 2017

Old Town Hostel Otter! Very cozy hostel. Lucky I found this place since I will be here for three nights! I'm a little bit lonely but Ian will be here in two days!! So far I have met two roommates, still have three more to meet!
Alone on the train.. heading back to Zürich to start some new adventures.

14 June 2017

Last meal in Geneva before everybody flies out!
Won't miss this dorm but will miss this place!! See you next time, Leysin! 🏔🇨🇭

13 June 2017

Our last class.. rescheduled for karaoke at Top Pub
Roaming around Luzern, Switzerland 🇨🇭
Lunch at the Stadtkeller!! 🇨🇭 🧀 🍻
Hotel tour at the Grand Hotel National Luzern in Luzern, Switzerland!

12 June 2017

Some more views from our wine tasting!
Wine tasting in Lavaux 🍷

10 June 2017

Beautiful train ride back to Leysin!

9 June 2017

Dinner at F-Marine in Split, Croatia! Amazing food and service. We think the waiter had a crush on Kady because we all got free dessert! 🍦 🍫
Last night in Split!
Enjoying all the outdoor aspects of our house and the beautiful weather 💦
Fun in the Sun ☀️:))
Breakfast at our house to start off day 2!

8 June 2017

Spent our first day here on a Catamaran in the Adriatic Sea. Beautiful weather and very fun day!

7 June 2017

After a month of not cooking, we decided to make dinner for ourselves! Turned out to be delicious. 🥗
On the flight to Croatia! 🇭🇷 ✈️
After a long stormy day we finally saw some blue sky! We did not do much today because of the weather but it was nice to just relax for a day after weeks of such hectic traveling!

5 June 2017

Our Lake Geneva boat tour got canceled this morning because of weather so we decided to venture down to Lausanne for some coffee so give us something to do! Now back up the mountain to class 📖

3 June 2017

Back in Leysin! Suppose to be storming until we leave for our next adventure ⛈
Typical breakfast on the floor of the train station before we head back to Leysin! Ciao Italia 🇮🇹

2 June 2017

Dinner on the beach in Cinque Terre. What a beautiful place to spend our last night in Italy!
Took a day trip to Monterosso, Cinque Terre 🌊 ⛵️

1 June 2017

Celebrating one month in Europe! Can't believe I have already been here this long. It feels like just yesterday I arrived in Switzerland!
Found a great restaurant and ran into a great friend along the way 🥗🍷👯
Missed our train to Venice so spent the day exploring Florence, Italy! 🇮🇹 ☀️

31 May 2017

Dinner at ZaZa in Florence, Italy!
Wine tasting in Tuscany! (Photo of lasagna with white truffle oil did not stay on my plate long enough to be photographed) 🍴
Horseback riding through the vineyards in Tuscany, Italy!
Walking around town

30 May 2017

Hello Italy. Good to see you again. 🇮🇹
Olympic Museum in Lausanne 🥇🏆
Heading to Lausanne, Switzerland

29 May 2017

Wish this weather would last forever. Thunderstorms are headed are way but luckily I am off to Italy tomorrow!
Lunch in the Aigle Castle
Making wine in Aigle 🍷 🍇
Tour of the Castle in Aigle, Switzerland!

28 May 2017

Spanish wine tasting in class! paired w paella for dinner 🥘 nom nom

27 May 2017

Beautiful day in Leysin! Lucky to call this place home.
Geneva --> Leysin 🚆 Almost home!
Up at 4 am to catch our flight back to Switzerland. Waaay too early but much more worth it than a 12 hour train ride 🛫

26 May 2017

Last dinner in 'dam before we head back to Switzerland! 🍔 🍟
Entering the Red Light District on a Friday night 👀 ❌👯
The Heineken Experience 🍻
Our meals at The Seafood Bar!
Exploring Amsterdam! Kady and I thankfully figured out the tram so we got to see a good bit of the city in just one day 🚶🏽‍♀️🚲🚶🏽‍♀️🚲🚶🏽‍♀️🚲🚶🏽‍♀️
Meininger Hostel is 11/10 the best one we have stayed in so far. Very clean, very safe, and they actually gave us real food for breakfast!!!

25 May 2017

Amsterdam Ice Bar! ❄️
Amsterdam, Netherlands! 🇳🇱🚲🌷
made it to Belgium!! Got put in first class seats on the train so can not complain
When to the wrong trains station and missed our train to Amsterdam. This is us in the subway to the correct train station. Thankfully they let us on the next train so Amsterdam here we come!! 🇳🇱
See ya next time Paris!!

24 May 2017

Picnic at the Eiffel Tower !!!🍾🇫🇷🍷🥐
Necessary after a night in a comfy hostel bed!!

23 May 2017

Wish the pictures could do it justice ⬛️🇫🇷⬛️
Eiffel Tower 🇫🇷
Paris, we have arrived!
On the train to Paris 🚆🇫🇷🥐 (s/o to Rosalita Bonita for the shirt)
Wine tasting and tour of the wine caves in Beaune 🍷
On the bus heading to Beaune, France! 🇫🇷

22 May 2017

stroll through Gruyères 🧀
Cailler chocolate factory tour 🍫

21 May 2017

Afternoon coffee in Aigle!
Deserved this after hiking up the mountain
Class cookout in Prafandez!
Beginning of our hike up the mountain to Prafandez
Amazing views before my 8am class. This view makes waking up early way worth it

20 May 2017

Finally back in Leysin!

19 May 2017

Die Weiss brewery in Salzburg!
#1 Tourists in all of Austria
views from the ride... pickle statues are particularly my favorite
🔐 🇦🇹💕
Breakfast at Cafe Fingerlos in Salzburg! ☕️🥖

18 May 2017

Lost in Salzburg! Tried to take the bus but just got more lost. 😳🤷🏽‍♀️
Salzburg, Austria 🇦🇹
Welcome to Austria :)
Münich 🇩🇪--> Salzburg 🇦🇹

17 May 2017

Mike's Bikes through Münich, Germany! 🚴🏽‍♀️🚴🏽‍♀️🚴🏽‍♀️
Some views from along the way 🚴
Englischer Garten
Stopped by the Hofbräuhaus🍺
Just roaming around town!
Breakfast at Kustermann
Night out at SWEET in Münich, Germany

16 May 2017

First stop for dinner in Munich!
Seven hours later.. finally in Germany, almost to Münich!
En route to Münich, Germany!
Morning at the Beau Rivage!

15 May 2017

Dinner at the Gasthof Hirschen! Rösti Florida was delicious.
We survived!!
Taking a little walk through town after an AMAZING meal
Lunch at the Victoria Jungfrau
Tour of the Victoria Jungfrau!
Our room at Balmer's Hostel in Interlaken, Switzerland
Sunset from last night in Interlaken!
Happy hour variation

14 May 2017

Balmer's Hostel in Interlaken, Switzerland! 🇨🇭🏠
Train from Leysin --> Interlaken!

13 May 2017

First time on the Cog down to Aigle in between classes

12 May 2017

Took a 5 mile hike in between classes up the mountains!

11 May 2017

Found out favorite pub in Leysin.. Top Pub! #toppubentertainment
Views from my first hike in Leysin!
French breakfast before enter back into Switzerland and head to Leysin!

10 May 2017

Spa night at our hotel! Our balcony was seriously the size of our room with the best view of Lake Geneva you can ask for!
Beautiful day at Gruyères!
On the train heading back to our car. Next stop, Castle of Gruyères! 🚇🏰

9 May 2017

Our hotel flew in chefs from India for their "Indian Weeks". Amazing food.. plus a bottle of my favorite wine again of course
Celebrating our successful ski day with massages and a night at the spa!
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise!! Skied at the border of Italy.. and met some new friends (from Italy and Indonesia)
Early morning in Zurmatt... we can finally see the Matterhorn from our balcony!

8 May 2017

Veal medallions paired with my OFFICIAL favorite wine. Too bad they only have it here :/
A little new town exploration in Zurmatt
About half way to Zermatt from Mürren we boarded on to the cob which took us through the mountain
Our car ride has come to an end and we are heading to Zermatt by train!
See ya Mürren! Next stop.. Zermatt!
Woke up to SNOW in Mürren!❄️ ❄️

7 May 2017

Stägerstübli for dinner then took a nice walk around Mürren so we could ice out beers ❄️🍻
My heart only stopped a little (a lot) while we walked along the side of Piz Gloria! Didn't want to walk back up so we decided to hike up the snow ❄️
Took ANOTHER cable car up to Piz Gloria! James Bond World
Next stop... Mürren! Had to take two cable cars to get to our hotel!
Mürren! Had to take two cable cars to get to our hotel but finally made it.

6 May 2017

finally found our raclette!!
Quick beer in Neuhausen before our train arrives to take us back to Zürich. They made fun of us for saying "Hi!"... need to start saying "grüezi" more often 😳
Quick stop through Schaffhausen... we just wanted Raclette but all we could find was an angry Italian man who had "never heard of it". Next time, I guess?
First time on the train!! We're now on our way to many places
Walking through a path near our hotel (for the fourth time this morning). Headed to get my EuroRail pass and then off to Rhine Falls!

5 May 2017

We were about to go to sleep (super exausted) but we saw Chuchi am Wasser from our hotel room and saw a crowd. We couldn't help but to go drink one last beer for the night!
probably what I'm going to eat the rest of the trip lol... can't complain!
Happy Hour!!!
Happy Friday from me & the boys!
Mom and I on the boat beginning at Bürkliplatz! The view was unreal.
View off the boat on Lake Zürich
First meal and first legal beer!
Walking through the streets of Zürich (Old Town area)...feels like I'm in a dream!!
Our car for the next few days!

4 May 2017

Just RAN here but we made it!!! Next stop.. SWITZERLAND ! 🇨🇭
After a long delay... finally heading to JFK to catch our flight to Zürich!
Heading to Charlotte from JAX!