In February of this year, a couple girlfriends and I took a weekend trip to Amsterdam making this my third trip to Amsterdam. A lot has changed in the eight years since I had last been to this city, but a lot has stayed the same. Amsterdam still has the same charm that I remembered. The cobblestone streets, amazing cheese and of course it’s unique nightlife. The biggest change for me was the amount of tourism. Longer lines and wait times and even being turned away from some attractions was something I wasn’t expecting. All in all, Amsterdam still remains one of my favorite cities in Europe and a place I could go back to over and over again. Check out what I was up to during my weekend in Amsterdam and some tips for anyone traveling there anytime soon.
Since we are already well into 2017, I guess it’s time I write about my time in Salzburg and ringing in the New Year. My mom and I were nearing our two week trip through Germany and Austria when we got to Salzburg, our second to last city. We took the train from Nuremberg, Germany and spent three nights in Salzburg. Since my mom had already visited Salzburg a few years ago, she knew what to do and see so I left everything in her hands.
By the time we arrived in Nuremberg, the Christmas Markets were over. All that remained were the closed up stalls in the middle of the square, waiting to be taken down. It would have been nice to see them in all their glory but luckily for me, there were still some places around the square selling glüwein to enjoy.
“The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again.” – George Santayana
This winter, I finally got to explore Neuschwanstein Castle near the town of Füssen in Southwest Bavaria, Germany with my mom. It was our last day after two weeks of traveling before heading back to Madrid. This iconic castle was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, one of my favorite places to visit! The castle was commissioned by King Ludwig II in the late 19th century. It is a Romanesque Revival palace with more than 1.3 million people visiting each year.