We are back! Two continents, five countries, five languages, eight seas, one ocean, 17 days, and a bajillion espressos all made up our trip of a lifetime.
Too many memories equals too many pictures equals instagram collages. Click on the photos to zoom.
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so excited to leave!/ the start of our 72 hour airport and airplane time/ the gorgeous view of the Swiss Alps from the plane/ Illy espresso on our Paris layover/ the view from our apartment in Venice/ the authentic apartment/ little Venetian bridges around every corner/ stylish Italian man- the street fashion in Venice was fantastic/ taking pictures at San Marco Square/ the quintessential pigeons/ bundled up/ canals and their picturesque boats/ our midnight walk to the Rialto bridge with gelato/ beautiful marble floors everywhere/ more canals- I wanted to take a picture of every. single. one./ who says American portions are super-sized? check out that calzone!/ more canals/ people were everywhere during the day/ getting ready to board the cruise/ the belltower in San Marco Square/ the posing husband/ St. Mark’s basilica/ we found the best gelato in Venice according to Rick Steves/ a Venetian street- they are all so narrow!/ it’s not every night you have a date in Venice with that hottie
Acropolis/ it’s not every year your Christmas card picture is in front of the Parthenon/ the breath-taking view from the Acropolis/ the posing husband again/ Ephesus in ruins/ the gorgeous Ila Sofia in Istanbul- look at that sky!/ zebra-chev (i.e. zebra & chevron) in the Ila Sofia- this takes classic to a whole new level/ a Turkish rug weaving demonstration/ traditional Turkish coffee- an acquired taste to put it mildly/ the Turkish rugs I fell in love with until I realized they were 30k- “oh, we have to go now…”/ the stunning Amalfi Coast/ limoncello shots to combat motion sickness driving along that jagged coast line/ the weather was beautiful on the coast/ fresh picked lemons/ towns were stacked up the mountains on the coast/ cannolis- my midday snack/ Pompeii at sunset- I couldn’t get over all the history/ peppers- the Italian viagra and they are proud of it/ Myconian sea/ Greek lamb mmm/ hand- pressed espresso/ Myconian coast/ Mykonos streets/ posing in front of the windmills- the trademark of Mykonos/ the Greek pour is to the brim (this was at the end of the meal)
Taking pictures on one of the many beaches in Mykonos & loving the warm weather/ check out those Ray-bans/ the sunset in Mykonos/ we rented a “quad” and drove around the island all day and finished by watching the sunset (top that date!)/ still in love/ a real pita/ the Colosseum- it didn’t seem real/ stripes/ pistachio + caffe gelato= best combo/ wishing to come back to Rome at the Trevi fountain (the crowds were unreal)/ David in all his glory/ more espresso/ Ponte Vecchio over the brown, brown Amo River/ I was in gold platter heaven/ enjoying our daily wine and pizza/ Mr. Film/ the Pantheon/ more wine and pizza/ and another espresso (there’s no caffeine limits when you’re traveling)/ walking in the rain in Pisa/ he had to/ the Tower/ I had to/ Park Guell in Barcleona- beautiful/ check out the husband’s improv airport bed making- he has skillz people
Florence in all her beauty/ the real deal Caprese salad/ olive tress in front of the Duomo/ Toulon, France/ still having fun/ chandelier in St. Mary’s church in Toulon/ Tuscany is famous for their Chianti and I now know why/ Sagarada Familia- Gaudi is a mastermind (a church in a forest? brillant.)/ Hansel and Gretel inspired Gaudi to build this home in the Park Guell (making dreams come true)
There’s our trip according to Instagram! I’ll post a few more later, but for now that’s all she wrote. Thanks again to the many guest bloggers who filled in for me while we were gone!! You are much appreciated.
If you have any questions about our trip, feel free to ask them in the comments below. I’m an open book!