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Holiday Travels: Final Stop – Paris! January 21, 2010

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Paris was actually the first city I visited when I came to Europe, but it’s been four years since then and I’ve been wanting to go back ever since. It snowed and was beyond freezing the whole time Vanessa and I were there, but still absolutely gorgeous. There’s really no city in the world like Paris, the history, architecture, art… it’s beyond breathtaking – J’adore Paris!

Château de Versailles - Hall of Mirrors

Château de Versailles - Hall of Mirrors

Versailles gardens - definitely enjoying gorgeous views more from inside the warm palace...

Versailles gardens - definitely enjoying gorgeous views more from inside the warm palace...

Delish!

Macaroon break at Ladurée

Best macaroons i

Delish...

Louvre - there's snow!

Louvre - there's snow!

Tour Eiffel

Tour Eiffel

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Holiday Travels: Second Stop – London January 20, 2010

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I love my sister, especially for her spontaneity, so when she told me that she booked a flight to London and was coming in a week… I was not at all shocked. It was actually the best Christmas present I could have asked for and it definitely helped cure some of my homesickness. Here are some of the highlights from our trip, enjoy!

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

We're in London, we had to take a cheesy phone booth picture :)

We're in London, we had to take a cheesy phone booth picture 🙂

Tower Bridge, so much cooler than the London Bridge

Tower Bridge, so much cooler than the London Bridge

View from the top of St Paul's Cathedral... the whisper room was definitely a highlight!

View from the top of St Paul's Cathedral... the whisper room was definitely a highlight!

 

Holiday Travels: First Stop – Dortmund, Germany

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When I booked my fight to Barcelona this summer, I knew I wasn’t going to make it home for Christmas. At the time, I was fine with it, but as the holidays got closer, I really started to miss home – especially my family and friends. Luckily, I have great friends at EADA who were willing to adopt me and take me home for the holidays. All my friends from Germany constantly raved about how amazing Christmas is in their home country, so I when I was invited to spend the holidays with my friend Mag and her family in Germany, I was beyond excited.

It just so happened that the day we were flying out, there was a huge snow storm and many airports were shut down. Less than a half an hour before we were about to land, our airport was shut down due to poor weather conditions and we were relocated to another airport a few hours outside the city. We were then bussed into Dortmund, which took over six hours. Ironically, we ended up spending in total almost 14 hours to get from BCN to Dortmund – the same amount of time it would have taken me to get to L.A. – ha ha.

My first view of Germany

My first view of Germany

We finally made it to the Christmas market, here we are warming up and sipping on Glühwein (hot spiced red wine).

Dortmund Christmas Market

Dortmund Christmas Market with Alex and Mag

The legendary Christmas market. The streets were filled with gift, food and dessert stands and decked out with holiday decorations.

Dortmund Christmas Market

Dortmund Christmas Market