Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My weekend to Italy and Greece.


ITALY


How about these amazing pictures? This is how it really looks, with beautiful picturesque canals every street you walk down. I really loved Venice, because even though it is a tourist city, you could walk down any deserted street and it would still be beautiful. It could make you get lost in the city, and we kind of did. We spent the day wondering around enjoying the beautiful day, we ate pizza and pasta and of course treated ourselves to some gelato! We were getting pretty exhausted from the heat and packing around our luggage so we decided to take a seat and some stairs in the shade. We were sitting there for about 5 minutes, when this old Italian lady comes up to us. She starts hastily speaking to us in Italian, being very animated with her hands and voice. We had no idea what was going on! All I could concentrate on was her terrible teeth and wacky facial expressions. Finally I said 'Sorry, we only speak English.' Bad idea. She went crazy and started yelling at us. She then proceeded to grab my arm and yank me up into a standing position. She was so strong! We were terrified, and after she finally walked away couldn't stop laughing! It was definitely an experience to remember! Besides the 'crazy lady' we had such a great time, buying souvenirs and taking pictures with the men in stripes, it was a great day.  




GREECE

What a wonderful three days I had in Greece. It is truly my favorite place I have been to so far. The atmosphere, people, beaches, food, everything was just perfect. It was a very laid back and relaxed atmosphere and all the people were so kind and welcoming. Our first day there we walked to the store to get some breakfast to discover that diet coke was only 80 cents! OH MY. I was in heaven of course. We then proceeded to walk about 3 miles to the bus station....our bus took us to the main city, Chaina. It was beautiful there. So many little touristy shops, but also privately owned shops with great little trinkets. We had a great day walking around the city peeking in all the stores and taking lots and lots of pictures! There was a pier at the end of all the shops and the view was unforgettable. The water was just so blue. It was perfect. Our second day there we walked about 3 minutes to the beach and laid there for 5 hours. I started feeling it 5 minutes after we came inside. I was so white before we went, I was bound to get pretty burnt. I loved Greece so much. If I ever have the chance to come back to Europe, Greece will be first on the list-it was a dream.




Saturday, May 4, 2013

PRAHA


DAY ONE

DAY TWO

DAY THREE

DAY FOUR

Oh Prague, I wish I could come back. What a wonderful Easter weekend it has been! I had the opportunity to go to Prague with my two friends, Dyani and Nana. We stayed in a great little hostel called 'Miss Sophie's' . As soon as we arrived we went straight to the town square. There were festivities going on everywhere because of the holiday, it was really amazing. There were booths set up all over the town, full of traditional treats(as you can see we ate plenty of our favorite, Trdelnik), souvenirs, and food. We went up into one of the church towers that looked over the city, it was magical. The video was taken from the tower, and I feel like those 30 seconds just capture the mood of the city-it was a dream. That night we found a great Lounge/Restaurant/Bar/Club (yes it was all of those things put together) that only served Vegan food. It was so good! I ordered pesto pasta and was in heaven! Thursday was the sightseeing day. Our tour guide was hilarious and carried around a Hello Kitty umbrella so that we could always find him. It is always great to learn all about the city and it's history, but my favorite part is exploring and finding your own personal memories of it. We were able to find the Lennon wall and take tons of pictures-it was so colorful, oh and we also found that moving statue of two men peeing on Czech, and after we of course ate some more Trdelnik. Day three we had kind of a sad trip to the Zoo. It was pretty freezing so all the animal were hiding! We had a fun time though and headed back to the city to check in with this lady we had met the day before. She is a glass jewelry maker, and man was she cool. She demonstrated for us and it was just such a beautiful art. Saturday, we had brunch at 'Paul', the macaroons were as yummy as they look. Then we went to a flea market down the street and I found that gem of a ring which has been permanently glued on my finger ever since. We then took a tram ride around the beautiful city to have one last look. I am so glad I was able to go and have such a memorable time, Prague was incredible, truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to.

With Love from Austria,
Kirsten