Well, I am finally writing a blog about my recent adventures. I can't write about everything that happened, so I am just going to give a few highlights from each place and photos as well.
But first of all, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hopefully you are all benefiting from spending time with family. I know that I sure am!
|the Temple Bar|
|Famous Fish and Chips|
|Celebrating Jody's 20th|
-celebrating Jody's 20th birthday at the Temple Bar (very crowded!)
-getting to see a bunch of our group before parting ways for Christmas
|Jody and Michelle at the Christmas market!|
|Pork knuckle, potato dumpling, and (not shown) cabbage salad for dinner! I did not eat all that meat...|
|Cheers to Bavaria with our new Australian friend|
|Awesome pancake deliciousness|
|Dachau camp and the memorial|
|The gas chambers|
-strolling through the amazing Christmas markets
-the chance to visit the Dachau concentration camp and have history come alive
-spending time at a traditional Bavarian restaurant and Beer Hall
|Typical house decorations|
|Le grand sapin de noel!|
-sitting in on a free Christmas choir concert
-eating Kugelhoff!! (didn't get a picture, but it was like this weird looking bread thing with dried fruit)
|Jumping for joy at having our own space!|
|Chocolate museum :)|
|Free samples at the beer museum|
-musical instruments museum!
|Admiring the canals|
|Like a postcard!|
|My little Dutch travel companions|
|All the bikes|
-visiting the Riejksmuseum!
-eating Olie Bollen!
-seeing how many bikes there were! so many!
-visiting the Anne Frank house
-exploring a very scenic and beautiful city
-hanging out in by far the coolest library I have ever seen. Cool doesn't even begin to describe how fantastic it was!
And there you have it!
I hope everyone has a wonderful time with their families and friends. I will certainly be enjoying my family time! See you on the other side of the ocean :)