In hindsight, stoping in Milan on my way from Athens to Madrid sounded like a great idea. I had wanted to go to Milan for a weekend this past year but never got the chance. When I was booking my tickets home from Athens, the best way (and by far the cheapest) was to book a ticket from Athens to Milan and then Milan to Madrid. Doesn’t sound too bad, right? I found that I could store my backpack for the day for a small fee while I explored the city and was sold on my bright idea. What I didn’t realize was that this little ‘stop’ in Milan would turn out to be more of a headache than I thought.
Greece is one of those places that every traveler dreams about visiting. Whether it’s for its history, its food or seeing what is considered one of the best sunsets in the world, Greece is an amazing place to visit. I wasn’t planing on going to Greece but my other plans changed so it was the perfect opportunity for me to go. I spent a week in Greece, splitting my time between Athens and Santorini.
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.