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!
Holiday Travels: First Stop – Dortmund, Germany January 20, 2010
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.
We finally made it to the Christmas market, here we are warming up and sipping on Glühwein (hot spiced red wine).
The legendary Christmas market. The streets were filled with gift, food and dessert stands and decked out with holiday decorations.