I made it back alive! I actually got back from Europe Saturday night, but I have been busy catching up, working, and other boring things no one cares about (even me to some extent). That being said, I finally got around to editing a few photos on took on the trip. I have quite a bit more that I will (hopefully) eventually add. Just for future reading reference, I went with a tour group to five different countries; England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Germany (and technically Austria for three hours). I hardly took any photos, because there were so many things I saw that were too beautiful to photograph. They just wouldn't have been the same if that makes any sense. I tried to snap at least one photo in each country, though. Luckily, I have quite a bit on Instagram (and I'll probably add more soon).London, England. Ever since I was 12 years old, I had always dreamed of coming to London. I was absolutely engulfed in the band Queen, and wanted everything they had. Along with Queen, I was obsessed with the whole 60's scene (music, fashion, etc.), and still sort of am. That being said, being in my dream city was totally surreal. I loved everything about it (minus how expensive things were). My inner teener-bopper came out when I noticed all the little flats looked just like the Beatles' in their hit movie, Help!, and we stayed in Kensington, right down the street where Freddie Mercury used to live. Not only did I get to see one of my favorite plays, The 39 Steps, I got to have bubble tea in Chinatown, meet up with L.M. and her boyfriend, shop in Camden town, and of course, much more. The only complaint I have was the small amount of time I got to be here. There was all sorts of mix-ups the first day with the group and guide, so I basically had only one day to see London.
Paris, France. I thought I loved London, but then we got to Paris. That city left me speechless and in tears. I would seriously mutter, "holy shit" almost every hour, because it was absolutely perfect. I've always admired France due to Jean Luc-Godard, and being in this famous city, I felt just like Anna Karina in one of his 1960's wonder films. I hardly took photos while I was there, because I had a hard time believing I was actually there. I was so in awe, I hardly even bought anything, too! I only bought gelato, escargot (10/10 it is so yummy!), and a Batman comic- in French!!! While I was there I also got to practice my French! I don't know much, but what I did know, I made sure to use. The second day in Paris I ordered a crêpe completely in French- I was very proud of myself. We passed the fashion museum and I was soooooooo devastated that we didn't have time to go. COULD YOU IMAGINE??? It would be like Heaven on Earth. I did get to go to the War Museum, Napoleon's tomb, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower (pictured with my Mick Jagger doll above)and the Louvre (I actually didn't like the Louvre out of everything else I visited. I felt like it was very pretentious...). I'm still in awe over that city, and I cannot wait to go back! We also got to stop in Beaune, which is the cutest, little Southern French town. Wine country and AMAZING food for miles~ *looks into the distant and sighs due to the pain in my heart from missing this country*
Lucerne, Switzerland. Have you ever wanted to live in Wes Anderson's film, The Grand Budapest Hotel? Well, believe it or not, you can- if you live in Switzerland. Although everything is pretty expensive it is worth it 100%. It is seriously the cutest, little country in the whole world. When I was in Lucerne we went to Mount Pilatus, where I almost climbed to the top of the mountain in a hail storm (I haven't mentioned this earlier, but throughout this trip I really stepped out of my comfort zone)!