At the beginning of our tour earlier in the day, Pop Pop and I noticed the Friedrichstadt Palast, a performing arts center. We decided to check it out on our way back and we ended up buying tickets for the show called “The Wyld,” at 7:30 p.m. This gave us an hour and a half to get… Continue reading Berlin Day 2 Continued: Welcome to the Wyld
Guten Morgen Berlin! Our first and only full day in Berlin arrived and we were ready to take in this new city. We started off with having a nice breakfast at our hotel that consisted of different types of pastries, meats (including smoked salmon), nuts, fruit and cereal. It was quite satisfying. After that, we jumped… Continue reading Berlin Day 2: You are Leaving the American Sector
Navigating the NYC subway, fine. Finding my way through the Paris metro, simple. Figuring out the Berlin s-bahn, no thanks!
I feel like I half my brain was taken out, mushed up on the ground and thrown back into my head. Arriving in Germany is such a huge shift for me because I do not understand a single thing I hear or see. I don’t know French, but I was so much more comfortable staying… Continue reading Berlin Day 1: Sights from River Spree
I will miss this gorgeous city tremendously, but hopefully one day I will be back.
I see the sun! It was a pleasure waking up to weather other than rain or clouds. Pop Pop and I grabbed a quick bite that our host kindly left us, and then we were off to the Gare Saint-Lazare train station. Today we planned a bike tour of Versailles with Blue Bike Tours. We… Continue reading Paris Day 3: Versailles
Tuesday was the busiest day yet. I mean it. It was jam packed. We got up bright and early, ate some fruit and pastries and were out the door to start the day. The weather seemed to be holding up in the morning, and we were thankful for that. We rode the metro to the… Continue reading Paris Day 2: Jam-Packed Fun
It was amazing riding around this charming city by bike and I could not get over how fortunate I was as I glided past 200 plus year-old buildings.
I felt the tears well up in my eyes as I exited the plane with a huge grin on my face. I had waited eight years to come back to the city that stole my heart. Bonjour Paris, comment allez-vous? My Pop Pop arranged a driver to grab us from the airport. We moved through… Continue reading Paris Day 1: A Stroll and a Lesson
Two thirds of the day's plans were completed and after a quick nap to rejuvenate ourselves, we were ready for our boat tour. This was a simple 45-minute tour through the company Liffey River Cruises. The skipper and tour guide were very friendly and it was easy to listen to them. Here are a few… Continue reading Dublin: Liffey River Tour