North America, Europe · 53 Days · 34 Moments · December 2016

Rae's voyage to Europe


13 February 2017

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10 February 2017

Rome

8 February 2017

Lasagna for dinner in Italy
Capri, island in Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

6 February 2017

Feb 6th Today was a great day, we saw the leaning tower in Pisa, went to Florence Italy and had a walking guided tour of the city. Had a pizza from Italy for the first time and it was delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹

5 February 2017

Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

4 February 2017

Monaco casino
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco
Monaco palace
Perfumery in France
Feb 4th Had a nice stroll around Nice, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท It truly is a beautiful city. Last night was pretty rough for me. My emotions have been out of control during this trip. My mood has definitely been yo-yoing quite a bit. I'm still having to do a lot of positive self-talk in the hopes of replacing my negative thoughts with positive ones. I've been very complaint with my antidepressants meds. Talked to my mom this morning and that always helps. I'm looking forward to going to a Moroccan dinner and the casino tonight. I don't plan on doing a lot of gambling, but it should still be lots of fun I think โ˜บ
Random pictures, Nice, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

2 February 2017

Paella, a signature dish in Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Walked through the streets of Barcelona today, it was absolutely beautiful. We saw the Picasso museum, a huge market, the arc of triumph and much more. I'm in much better spirits today than I was yesterday. I spoke to my twin who's back home and that helped a lot. I know my mood seems to change quite frequently, as if I'm bipolar, but I'm not. Not that there's anything wrong with being bipolar. I just was never officially diagnosed with this mental disorder. I was however diagnosed with major depression. Nevertheless, I had a great time in Barcelona, and tomorrow morning we drive back to France. So I'm excited ๐Ÿ˜Š. I'm still practicing positive self talk, and trying my best to enjoy this once in a lifetime trip โ˜บ February 2nd

1 February 2017

I'm having another rough day, my mind is racing once again. I'm feeling like I'm ready to go home ๐Ÿ˜” what was I thinking going on this trip? I'm finding myself wanting to be left alone. I don't feel like socializing with the group, I just want some time to myself. I'm tired of the hostels, I'm tired of the cold weather and I'm tired of the group. I know I shouldn't feel this way, because I'm in such a beautiful city (Barcelona), but I can't help it ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ข Feb 1st
Barcelona

31 January 2017

(Late entry) January 27th Today is Friday the 27th and we arrived at the premiere classe chambers hotel in Paris. I just cannot believe I am in Paris haaaa!!!! This has been a dream since childhood, and its now finally a reality. Tomorrow will be a long day since we are given the freedom to walk around Paris away from the group. But I am beyond excited about that and can't wait. Until then...
January 31st I'm one week into my trip and I have to say I miss my family ๐Ÿ˜”and I miss Florida. I miss my warm weathers, it's been pretty cold so far in Europe. For the exception of Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ, the weather here is gorgeous. I'm having a good time but I can't help but miss home. I have three weeks to go. It's not easy being so far away from family. I just wish I was having this amazing adventure with people that I love โค๏ธ
January 31st Today was a much better day for me. I got to roam through the streets of Spain (San Sebastiรกn) and sat down by the beach for well over an hour. The temperature was perfect, it was not too hot or cold; It was just right. Spain is absolutely beautiful, the food is amazing and the people are friendly. Best of all herpes rarely crossed my mind till now โ˜บ was a good day

29 January 2017

Frog legs as my appetizer for dinner๐Ÿ˜‹ yum yum ๐Ÿ‘… taste like chicken. Bordeaux France, January 29th

28 January 2017

Diner in Paris. I had the Escargot and duck l'orange. It was my fist time trying escargot or duck. The escargot which i was the most worried about, was surprisingly tasty. It had a garlicky taste and was a Bit chewy but nonetheless it was quite good. January 28th
Saturday 28th January Today was a very tiresome but productive day, I got to Walk through the streets of Paris and saw many beautiful buildings. This country is full of history, I had so much fun exploring.
Walking on the streets of Paris. My little adventure !!! January 28th

26 January 2017

Buckingham palace. January 26th
The British museum is enormous!!! its full of history with lots to do. I personally enjoyed it and wouldn't mind visiting it again in the future. January 26th
The contiki basement in London. This is where We had our very first meeting and I got to me the group I would be traveling with for the next few weeks. January 26th
January 26th The streets of London !!! Just walking around doing a little bit of exploring. Trying not to get lost or venture off too far by myself. I have to say, London is beautiful. I'm having a blast just walking around. The scenery is breathtaking.

25 January 2017

January 25th I never stayed in a room with two other strangers before. this will be interesting but I'm sure fun, since I'll get to meet new people ๐Ÿ˜Š
January 25th My very first dinner in London, it was very good. It's a chain that I never heard off before called Leon, and they advertise healthier food options. I had the Moroccan meatballs and brown rice. It was a combination that I was hesitant to try at first, but am glad I did. surprisingly it was very good. Let's just say I could have gone for seconds.
January 25th I've finally arrived in London and I still cannot believe I'm here. My first impression of London was "it's extremely cold." The morning was foggy and cold. Im a Florida girl and cannot stand 40 degree weather. But nonetheless, I'm having trouble checking into my hotel. Other than that, everything ran smoothly. Now I have to wait for my booking agency to open so that I can figure out what's going on. Thank God they are right around the corner from the hotel. I have a little over 1 hr to wait. Of course I had to go somewhere familiar, to do that. so I went to a Starbucks nearby, he he ๐Ÿ˜œ

23 January 2017

Today is the 23rd a day before I go on my trip to Europe and I'm so excited I'm not sure if I'll be able to sleep tonight. I'm all packed up and ready to go ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜Š my parents are coming to pick me up bright and early tomorrow to drop me off at the airport. So it's no longer just a dream, it's a reality, I know because I've pinched myself several times and it hurt lol. I just can't believe the day has finally arrived ๐Ÿ˜

21 January 2017

Today January 21st was officially my last day at work!!! I'm now free and ready for my vacation... hallelujah! I am however going to miss my coworkers tremendously, they made me feel so special and even bought me this beautiful cake that says "have fun in Europe ."

17 January 2017

Today is January 17, and one week from today I'll be on a plane to Europe. It's so surreal, I'm excited to the point that I can barely contain myself. I wake up with a smile, because now my trip is the first thing I think off as opposed to my herpes. It's a great feeling, step in the right direction. Anyways, I've already received my passport in the mail, all that's left to do is pack. I am a little nervous about herpes somehow negatively affecting my Europe experience. like for example getting an outbreak before or during the trip. I still get anxiety about a possible outbreak. But believe it or not I am working very hard on my attitude towards it. My goal for this trip is to put herpes behind me and to have as much fun as possible ๐Ÿ˜Š

23 December 2016

Blog- My travel diary The countdown begins, today is December 23rd a little over one month before my trip to Europe begins and I already have butterflies in my stomach. I do not claim to be an excellent writer or the greatest blogger, in fact this is all new to me. But I will do my best to document my experience as I go. I'm so excited you guys haaaaa!!!!!!!! I'm going to Paris, my dream destination.