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Prague

There’s a reason why Prague is one of the most popular cities in Europe to visit. There is so much to see and such a melting pot of great people who come to experience this city. We had some high expectations due to everyone’s recommendations and we were so satisfied with everything. We decided toContinue reading “Prague”

Porto

Rain had been to Portugal before, so we arrived with a small idea of what we were going to do and where to stay. Ultimately, due to time constraints, made the decision between LIsbon and Porto. Porto was Rain’s decision and I was really happy with the direction that we went! We flew to PortoContinue reading “Porto”

Brussels

So I will emphasize that experiences in city can drastically differ. You can have the best weather, meet amazing people, and see the most amazing things, however, certain events can always throw a wrench into it. That experience happened the moment we arrived in Brussels. We had just taken the bus from Amsterdam to BrusselsContinue reading “Brussels”

Amsterdam

Leaving Germany was tough due to the friends we got to see along the way. Fortunately for us, Amsterdam was full of familiar faces as well! Some of my good friends from Shanghai had moved there years ago and actually work at the HANS BRINKER HOSTEL! Although we didn’t end up staying at this hostel,Continue reading “Amsterdam”

Gruyères

Once the entire family got into town, we took full advantage of the day trips! Bern has options everywhere via train and it was fairly easy to navigate. Rainier was able to look everything up via google maps and in some instances utilizing road2rio. Like everything in Switzerland, keep in mind, that these trips areContinue reading “Gruyères”

Luzern

Like our other trips out of Bern, we took a train out to Luzern. There were a couple of different transfers, but it really wasn’t a challenging trip. We grabbed a couple of train beers and enjoyed the ride. Family trips as you get older get more and more fun. Especially with everyone scattered allContinue reading “Luzern”

Zermatt

The trip to Zermatt is a memorable one. I have driven a car on a Ferry before, but never a train. While on the train you are riding through and around the Alps. It’s really a great experience and we got a good kick out of it. I believe it was less than 20 EurosContinue reading “Zermatt”

Bern

The road trip from Germany to Switzerland was a success!! It ended up being a fun trip with good snacks and fun music. I believe it was around 4 hours. It’s crazy how close you get to France along the way, we were able to look right across the river at it. In order toContinue reading “Bern”

Cologne

Like our time in Heilbronn, visiting Cologne was all about seeing friends! We were so excited to stay with Brigitte and Helmut. They live in this beautiful home that dates back to the early 1800’s in Cologne. It was the closest we had felt to being ‘home’ in the trip so far, especially with theContinue reading “Cologne”

Berlin

We had some trouble making up our minds of where we wanted to spend New Years. We talked about Prague, Munich, Amsterdam, etc. Ultimately we decided to go all out in Berlin! In Berlin, we tried to be as strategic as possible since we knew our time there would be a bit more expensive, andContinue reading “Berlin”

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