Hello friends! This August, my best friend and I traveled to Paris, Munich, and Salzburg for a bit of summer fun in Europe. I wanted to share our travels, favorite things, mishaps, and more with you!
Fun fact: I bought a camera especially for this trip then took every single photo with my iPhone! HA!
Stayed in: Marais Airbnb, Latin Quarter Airbnb
Ate: L'as du Fallafel, Le Grenier a Pain bakery, Berthillion gelato, Au P'tit Grec crepes, Le Petit Marcel steak frites, Pierre Herme macarons, Bobalitas bubble tea, flan, chocolate, pho, dumplings, baguettes, tartes, quiche, and more
Must do: Sunset boat cruise on the Seine via Bateaux-Mouches, view from Arc du Triomphe
Places to picnic: Luxembourg Gardens
Sights: Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower via Trocadero Gardens, Ile Saint-Louis, riverwalk, The Louvre area, Pompadou area, Palais-Royal Gardens, Montmartre
Mishaps: Second Airbnb host a no-show at midnight, flight home cancelled and delayed over 30 hours, constantly got lost
Brought home: Chocolate, postcards, magnets, tapenade, caramel sauce
Stayed in: Airbnb 10 min from Marienplatz
Ate: Bratwurst, pretzels, Radler (beer + lemonade), apple strudel with cream, fried potato salad, sweet mustard
Must do: Shop and get sausage, pretzels, and beer at the Viktualienmarkt or Englischer Garten beer garden, climb up to the top of St. Paul's church for 360 views of the city, shop in Marienplatz
Places to picnic: Englischer Garten, Hofgarten,
Sights: Rathaus (city hall), Marienplatz, Odeonsplatz, Residenzplatz
Mishaps: All stores and most everything else closes on Sundays so that got a little boring
Brought home: 6 jars of sweet mustard, postcards, magnets, nips, a scarf
Stayed in: Day trip via train
Ate: Schnitzel, apple strudel with cream, potato salad, pretzels
Must do: Panorama Tours Lakes + Mountains (4 hours, includes boat ride on Wolfgangsee), view from Kaputzinerkloste church
Places to picnic: Mirabel Palace gardens, Kaputzinerberg park
Sights: Mirabel Gardens, the river, Residenzplatz, Chapter Fountain + Horse Pond, Salzburg Cathedral, Getreidegasse shopping, Furtwangler Park and market
Mishaps: Unknown construction on the railroad from Austria -> Germany - we de-boarded the train, got on a bus, got kicked off the bus, waited hours for another train in the middle of nowhere
Brought home: Postcards, magnets
Random things to note about Europe:
Public bathrooms are not free
Water is also not free, and expensive at restaurants
NO TIPPING AT RESTAURANTS!!!
Beware of pickpockets
Only metal detectors at airport security?!
Baguettes are super cheap
You greet store owners hello and goodbye ALWAYS
People eat dinner at 9/10pm in Paris
Some stores and restaurants close in the middle of the day in Paris
Uber is all over the world and is brilliant
Air conditioning is rare
The views are spectacular.
Thanks for reading loves! Be sure to follow all my adventures on Instagram!