FC: Italy, Switzerland, and Germany 2011
1: Next stop.....Ventimiglia, Italy. Then on to..... Florence.
2: Nope. | Try again. | Vernazza, Itlay. Here we come.
3: "I don't have a room... | but my friend does."
4: Kayaking off the coast of Vernazza, Italy
8: Playground, complete with crucifix. | Train station.
9: The store truck. | Awesome bakery.
10: The view from our first room. | The only places in town. Literally.
14: The key that took forever to figure out. | The view from our second room.
24: Goodbye Vernazza.
25: Quick stop in Milan. | Well at least it would have been quick... if the line wasn't so long... and there was someone working the booths.
27: Zurich, Switzerland
31: Jeff, Yoko, and Emiko's Apartment in Zurich, Switzerland.
34: "Wow Emiko. You should work in a restaurant." "I don't want to work in a restaurant, they take too long."
41: Rhine Falls
44: "I'm HoOOooOOOoot!!"
45: Cooling off
46: Finally we know where to sit. | And we get first class treatment. | Once it was an empty black bag. Now it is taking over my body.
47: Arriving in Berlin, Germany
48: "Let me see if we have any rooms available... ... Well we do have one.... Room 301. If you have trouble finding it, just come back down and see me."
50: Look in the hole behind the picture for dead bodies | Cash hidden in the ottoman | Weapons | Handcuffs and wigs
51: Hidden drawers | Spy binoculars that look over where the Berlin wall used to be | Hair samples | A collection of pictures and plans to murder this man?
52: First night in Berlin
53: Fun in front of the Parliament building.
54: Brandenburg Gate
55: Memorial for the murdered Jews in Berlin and remembrances of the people who died during the time of the Berlin Wall.
56: One night in the spy room was enough for me. We switched to this room for night number 2! A great view of the streets one way, and a nice LOUD view of the trains the other. The room CAME with earplugs.
58: Eating pizza, drinking wine, and looking at the artsy building across the street. When we went inside we found....
60: The Topographies of Terror.
61: Hitler's driveway and underground offices. | The Reich main offices were once the most feared address in Berlin. Now they showcase the offices, cells, and control rooms that once belonged to the Nazis.
64: Berlin Wall 1961- 1989
66: Their Mexican restaurants have toothbrush machines in the bathrooms. | They spell funny. | Their Escada store sells Heidi outfits. | Their wieners don't fit in the buns. | GERMANY. IS. WEIRD.
67: They're obsessed with their crosswalk guys. | This is their 5 hour energy. | These little fellas are sold all over the place. | They sell Stubb's BBQ Sauce. | Their water has gas. | Their pedicabs make YOU do the work.
68: Hotel Künstlerheim Luise In a former life - This impressive neo-classical building near Brandenburg Gate was an artists’ commune before the Berlin Wall came down. What it’s like today - A groovy design hotel paying homage to its artistic past, each room is decorated differently by local artists.
69: Olivia Wilde was in Berlin. | People came out of no where for her autograph. | And the tabloids.... | ....caught me stalking.
70: The Fahrkarten was a lifesaver because the English button was easy to find! | And then finding our way around Munich was a breeze. Especially with streets like Karl Shnarl. | On the right train to Munich, Germany.
72: H O F B R A U H A U S | M U N C H E N
74: The search for Fahrts in Germany.
78: Englischer Garten Park Munich, Germany
79: Split Ends. | Dry Feet. | And Christmas Trees out of the box.
80: The land marks we used to find our way home.... usually....
82: Feldherrnhall on Odeonsplatz
83: The Theatiner Church on Odeonsplatz
84: Siegestor on Leopoldstrasse
85: My last dinner in Munich. Katie was gone... so I ate on these steps... next to a mouse... and used their free WiFi.
86: Munich Airport | I arrived at the airport 2 hours early, passport already printed. Five minutes earlier, buses filled with over 200 college exchange students had unloaded. It is now 6AM and I am surrounded by drunk, smelly idiots crying because one of them lost their passport or has no idea where their friends are because they just left the bars. The Delta man will not let me go through to security because I "have to wait in line". He thinks I am a college student. After 3 angry requests, and a very heated lecture that I AM NOT WITH THESE PEOPLE, I prove myself worthy to bypass the line and head to security. Shaking. I find myself seated between 2 potent linebacker types. One of which passes out midway through putting his seatbelt on. The flight attendant requests 2 more times, and then does it for him. 14 more hours to go until I'm home.
87: SPAIN SWITZERLAND | FRANCE GERMANY | ITALY