SPRING BREAK

14 Mar

We left for our Spring Break adventure on Thursday night with a ten hour bus ride to Prague! The ride actually wasn’t too bad because the trip wasn’t full and we all got our own seat and chatted and watched movies most of the ride. Our first stop was PRAGUE! We took a walking tour and got to see all of the city. It was soo beautiful and all of the buildings were very elaborate and old. We saw the famous castle and John Lennon wall which was created as a symbol of peace, now people can write their names, pictures or quotes to leave their own mark in the city. While all of the girls had their photo shoots at the wall a lot of the boys on the trip headed to the beer tour to hear all about the beer made in Prague. We tried the most AMAZING dessert ever in Prague called Trdelnik, round dough rolled in cinnamon and filled with nutella mmm. Our eating schedule was so messed up from the bus rides we were so hungry for dinner one night we could only find an asian restaurant. Bad bad move. Some of the options included “Chicken of Mysterious Taste” and “Chicken with 8 Treasures” ahh! Later that night at a five-story club (HUGE!) we ran into some of our friends from home Sam and Ally! After a few days exploring Prague, we set off for BERLIN, Germany. Germany was a very simple, but cool city with tons of interesting history. We took a tour there and wanted to check out a concentration camp but ran out of time, luckily we are heading to Munich in a few weeks : ( We did get to see the Topography of Terror museum, the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie. We tried the traditional German food sausages and their popular “currywurst” but it only made us miss our Italian : ) From Berlin, we headed to AMSTERDAM! We imagined the city to be very dirty and druggy, but it ended up being one of my favorites! The city is SO cute and people ride bikes all along the canals. All of the buildings are tall, skinny and crocked to fit more along the water. Our hostel was in the red light district were the prostitutes dance in the windows to attract men which was a little scary haha. We heard a lot of stories about the district and about an 83-year-old prostitute with a 2-week waiting list! On our second day in Amsterdam we went to the Anne Frank house and got to see where she hid and her diary, such an amazing experience and one of my favorite things we did on our trip! Later that day we went to the Heineken Experience were they show you how beer is made, let you go on a ride and have testers! Our last stop on our adventure was to PARIS! We had been earlier this semester but were still excited to go back, there was so much more we wanted to see. We started out taking the Fat Tire Bike Tour, which was really fun and we got to see a ton of the city! After the tour we went to the Louvre and joined the pack trying to get a glimpse of the Mona Lisa. Later that night, a group of us headed to see the Eiffel Tower shimmer at night. SO beautiful! It sparkles every hour, so if you are ever in Paris it is my favorite thing to see : ) The next day we headed to see Versailles and the gardens. The line was crazy long so we never made it inside, but the gardens were beautiful and it was so nice to just relax and walk around! Of course before we left Paris Chelsea and I had to find berets, and naturally we bought matching ones and wore them the rest of the trip. We checked out one last stop in Paris the Sacre Coeur and Montmarte, then headed back on the bus for our 15-hour journey back to Florence. We had an amazing trip and got to see so many cool places I have been dying to visit! It is so nice being back in our little apartment though, especially because Dad, Deb, Uncle Mark and Aunt Debbie are here to visit! YAAAA!


Prague!

John Lennon Wall, I signed my name!

Berlin

 

Amsterdam Canal

Amsterdam Sign

Moulin Rouge

My favorite picture of Paris, matching berets!

Sparkling Tower!

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2 Responses to “SPRING BREAK”

  1. kevin March 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    love it teeny, what a trip you are having! make sure your Dad (Mr Bellagio) buys you some expensive dinners and the good red wine!
    hugs,
    KK

  2. Barbara March 26, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    Happy to hear you enjoyed spring break, be playing with you soon!

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