North America, Europe · 36 Days · 248 Moments · May 2016

Europe Trip- May/June 2016

6 June 2016

Our beautiful airport customs photos

5 June 2016

Typical Amsterdam bathroom
Typical Amsterdam shirt
17th century canal ring
Vlamese frites with a billion sauces
Dam Square
Amsterdam sausage and tuna melt
The Royal Palace
Anne Frank's house
More Amsterdam
I amsterdam.
Guanabana? Or cherimoya?

4 June 2016

Red Light District and Amsterdam at night
Trying edibles! And stroopwafels (original Dutch cookies)!
Amsterdam & waffles
Dutch Apple pancake, etc.
Sex museum

3 June 2016

Dinner: lamb gyro pizza
First look at Amsterdam!

2 June 2016

A German beer (Pils) at a beer garden atop a mountain
Another Black Forest hike

1 June 2016

View of Freiburg atop a mountain
Dinner: German beer, curry mango chutney sandwich, and pear pie
More views
Black Forest hike: Kohlerhofe

31 May 2016

First meal: rumpsteak, kasespatzle, and apfelkuchen
Freiburg accommodation- weird toilet..
Porcupine bread and blackcurrant & cream ice cream & waffle
Brunch: flammkuchen, kasequiche, and Aperol Spritz!
Back to Zurich; love lock bridge

30 May 2016

And more...
More Lucerne photos
Dinner: ravioli and traditional bratwurst
Part 2
Cruise to Lucerne
Part 3
Part 2
Cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad
Part 3
Part 2
The tip! Pilatus Kulm
Aerial cableway view to the top
Part 3
Part 2
Toboggan run!
Frakmuntegg (2nd stop up to Mt. Pilatus)
More views
Kriens & gondola to Mount Pilatus
Train to Lucerne

28 May 2016

One of the better deals... For a low low price of $20.. At Holy Cow!
😱😱😱😱😱😱 and Starbucks is $7-9! 😭😑😖😡☹️
Zurich city center
Mini zoo! I spy: zebras and camels. (Lol yea...worthless pic.)
First meal, still drying the tears from paying almost $7 for water.. 😭 Anyways, ate a franzbrotchen and Californian croissant.

27 May 2016

Train to Switzerland!

26 May 2016

Part 2
Dinner: pesto bread and Cinque Terre sandwich
Hike from Vernazza to Corniglia
Part 2
Hike from Monterosso to Vernazza
Lunch with a view! Stuffed mussels, gnocchi with salmon, and panna cotta dessert!
Village #5: Monterosso
Village #4: Vernazza
Cinque Terre Village #1 & 2: Riomaggiore & Manarola
Porto Venere
La Spezia Port/ Ferry to Cinque Terre
Canale Lagora

25 May 2016

La Spezia views
La Spezia! Swordfish, shrimp crepe, prawns, other fish..., mussel pasta, stuffed squid, tiramisu
On the way to La Spezia
Florence- 1 pic for the few hours we were there waiting to transfer trains..

24 May 2016

Food and dranks. Cream puff, the most popular Venice drinks, and some kind of sandwich.
Venice- part 6

23 May 2016

More food! Calzone, Alfredo pasta, straciatella gelato..
Venice- part 5 (glass blowing, Venetian masks, etc.)
Foodddd: black squid ink pasta, seafood pasta, liver w/ onions, ice cream, 1882 coffee...

22 May 2016

Part 4
Venice- part 3
Piazza San Marco
Venice- part 2
First meal- calamari, gnocchi with salmon, and ravioli with sea bass- with a view of Rialto Bridge
Venice- part 1

21 May 2016

View of Filopappos Hill and Acropolis from our "apartment in the sky"
Cakes and fancy desserts. That I resisted I might add!!
Kristine being lame and me copying her.
More ancient ruins..
Monument of Filopappos
"Herodium" Odeum of Herodes Atticus
Mars Hill "Arios Pagos" and views atop
Temple of Hephaestus
Ancient Agora
Tower of the Winds
Library of Hadrian
Dinner & dicks. Thanasis Tavern- Thanasis gyro plate
Lukumades- Greek donuts! Chocolate praline & honey and cinnamon with vanilla ice cream of course!
National Garden
Zapion Exhibition & Congress Hall
Archaeological site of Roman Bath
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Hadrian's Arch
Our luck- we buy metro tickets and the employees go on strike. Waste of €18. :(
Farmer's market, desserts, pork kebabs, more desserts..
Check out our reinforced door!

20 May 2016

Lunch at Trikiklo: fried zucchini, Greek carbonara, and free chocolate dessert!
Hello, Athens!
Goodbye, Santorini!

19 May 2016

Dinner at Sunset Ammoudi: shrimp saganaki, lobster spaghetti, baklava w/ ice cream, and dreadful mastixa 😖
Our sunset cruise on Sunset Oia
Part 2 with ice cream!
Views from the hike from Fira to Oia
Yummy in my tummy: tiramisu ice cream & lamb gyro pita
Nonstop pics of Ammoudi Bay

18 May 2016

Oia nightlife
Koloumbo Beach selfiessss
Selfies & more pics
Ancient Thira & views atop
Lunch at Kantouni in Pyrgos village: Crete herb pies, lamb, chicken gyros, kataifi w/ ice cream, and vinsanto dessert wine
The Lighthouse at the southernmost tip of Santorini
Venetian Castle of Akrotiri & views atop
Red Beach & Kambia Beach
Akrotiri Beach
Roadside stop- more Santorini views
Kristine driving!
Vlychada Port & Beach
ATV riding across Santorini!
Breakfast crepes! Deli meats and Greek.
Ammoudi Bay/Oia

17 May 2016

Part 3
Part 2
Ammoudi Bay- part 1
Our first meal at Katina: octopus and grouper fish!
Crazy lobster!
Our place!
Our view!
Plane view of Santorini, Greece
Layover in Barcelona
Chilling at the park with all the cool kids..

16 May 2016

Delicias del Mar Picante again! Seafood ceviche, arroz pollo, and another glass of Mahou
Lunch at Tapatapa: wine & sangria, veal burger & fries

15 May 2016

Hot chocolate & churros, praline crepe, and biscuit wrapped ice cream!
Madrid city & Puerta del Sol
Buen Retiro Park- public DJ event
Puerta de Alcala
Albur again.. Sword fish buding and seafood paella!
Puerta del Sol & carne and pollo empanadas

14 May 2016

Tapas again... At Cafe Julio: croquettes and shrimp omelette
Bullfight at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventes
Lunch at Delicias del Mar Picante again: stuffed avocado, fish ceviche, meat.. & Mistura tangerine ice cream w/ strawberries
Madrid city & Plaza de Oriente/Royal Palace of Madrid

13 May 2016

Foodddd: tapas for dinner & croissants etc for breakfast!
Our apartment- balcony view
First Spanish meal: fish ceviche & Chinese fried rice
Madrid at skyview!
Macarons! Raspberry, orange blossom, coffee, and pistachio.

12 May 2016

Eiffel Tower at night! Light showww. :)
Part 4
Part 3
Part 2
Mont St. Michel- Part 1
Lunch before Mont St. Michel. Eh. Cheese crepe, salmon, apple pie.
Bassin de Calix
Randoms (Sour Patch Kids, Magnum, scorpulus beignet)

11 May 2016

Our fancy dinner at Salt! Barnacles, oyster, salted cod beignet, raw razor clam, monk fish liver, fillet jondouri w/ fish egg soup, coriander ice cream/goat's milk yogurt/raspberry purée, lavender cream & crumble w/ strawberry oil
The Louvre
Musee d'Orsay
Delicious breakfast! Salmon pizza & brioche.

10 May 2016

Paris at 8:30 PM!! YES. PM.
Our French dinner: escargot again, meat plate with pate, duck confit, and creme brûlée (yes, it was as "good" as it looks....)
Quai Branly Museum
More Eiffel Tower pics!
Now we here!
The Eiffel Tower- started from the bottom...
Views from the top of the Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
Random Paris pics
More Tuileries Garden and Carrousel Garden
Lunch at Tuileries Garden!
Our apartment + random pics

9 May 2016

Paris! Food at Chez Justine: escargot, tartare beef (don't remember the name...), and REAL FRENCH FRIES
On to country #3: France!
Last look at London!
Outdoor gym! Shamefully, the first gym session of the trip..

8 May 2016

Statues & other pics etc. etc.
London Bridge & Tower Bridge
London- Southbank: Millenium Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe, Golden Hinde II, & The Shard
The Riverside Restaurant: mussels with chips and our daily dosage of alcohol with Pimm's!
London Eye & Big Ben/Elizabeth Tower
Somerset House & Waterloo Bridge
Starbucks wireless charging (why don't we have this??)
London- Covent Garden
London- Chinatown
Piccadilly Circus & Statue of Eros
Tea time! (Well hot chocolate for me.) Afternoon tea at Richoux & tea shopping at Fortnum and Mason
London- West End
London- Soho
A look at £s!

7 May 2016

Dinner at Bishopsgate Kitchen: Carbonara & Salt and Pepper Squid with citrus mayo; Moretti beer
First look at London city center- off Liverpool station
Arrived in Braintree! First time trying Portuguese food at Nando's: periperi chicken, periperi chips, spicy rice
Some views from the train to Braintree- dragon boat rowing?
Finally woke up to a sunny morning! Above 70F for once!

6 May 2016

Arrival in country #2: London, England- lots of delays (plane technical issues, etc.) so there's only one pic for today
Goodbye, Dublin! Our last authentic Irish breakfast

5 May 2016

More of Dublin & Slattery's bar (our first pint of Guinness)
McDonald's & the cruncher
Guinness Brewery (60 acres & only second largest Guinness Brewery)
River Liffey
Scenery from Kilkenny to Dublin
Black Abbey Church
Kilkenny- Smithwick Brewery (oldest in country) & sampler (Kilkenny, Costello's, and Smithwick Blonde)
Kilkenny Castle & tea room
More scenic photos to Kilkenny & the real Hollywood
P.S. I Love You Bridge
Wicklow Mountains- Braveheart scenery
Glendalough Pt. 3
Glendalough Pt. 2
Glendalough Pt.1
Bus tour to Kilkenny

4 May 2016