BC: Thank you God!! | I am so fortunate to have gone to all of these incredible places! It was the most amazing experience! Oct. 16th-30, 2011
FC: Europe 2011 Italy, Switzerland & France
1: Rome, Italy
2: Roman Colosseum
3: We flew into Rome and took the metro right to the Colosseum! It was amazing! | It was such a beautiful day..The sky was really that blue!
4: The Vatican Day 2!
5: We took the Necropolis Tour We explored the tombs underneath the Vatican, where we discovered St.Peter's bones! | Amazing sky & clouds!
6: The line to get in to the Vatican!
7: I loved the Fountain at the Vatican!
8: The taxi cab drivers in Rome are the most dangerous drivers in the world! (according to me!) But the food was good!
10: A cute restaurant! | A cool door!
11: We rented a car in Rome and drove to Orvieto, Italy. This is a town we drove through...so authentic! | Market | Day 3
12: Here's the house we rented! It was modern yet seemed like it had been there for decades! Super charming & simple! It was out in the middle of NOWHERE & over looked Lake Orvieto! It was so relaxing and a complete change of pace from busy Rome!
13: Day 2-4
14: Days 5-7
15: We took a taxi, metro, Eurail & water taxi get to Venice! It took ALL day! | Venice, Italy | Day 5-7
18: Venice was so amazing!! Pictures cannot describe how interesting this city is! Some of these are my favorite pictures from the trip!
19: We spent 3 days here!
20: Interlaken, Switzerland | We took the Eurail to Switzerland and arrived in the dark! It was so dark and you couldn't see anything beyond the streetlights. I woke up in awe of these beautiful mountains that surrounded us!
21: Day 7
25: There is so much to do in Interlaken! I enjoyed walking around and taking it all in. I also spent a day at the Victoria Jungfrau Hotel Spa!!! It was heavenly!!
26: The journey to the top of Jungfraujoch- Top of Europe! | Wish I had my wide angle lens! | Day 8
28: It took an hour using the railway system to get to the top of this gorgeous mountain! | On a clear day, you can see France & Germany!
30: Being at the top of this mountain was surreal! It was like being on another planet...a very COLD planet!
31: There were lots of good photo opportunities...and lots of people with professional cameras too!
34: Chenonceau, France Loire Valley | Day 9
36: We stayed at a Bed & Breakfast in the charming little town! I absolutely loved it here!
39: We toured this amazing French castle! Chateau de Chenonceaux day 10
43: This 16th century castle is built over the River Cher. It was truly one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen! We had the most beautiful weather on this day too!
44: We arrived in Paris on my 38th Birthday! We quickly dropped off our luggage and zipped over to the Eiffel Tower for our 9:00 tour. We almost didn't make it! Thank goodness we did, seeing the Eiffel Tower at night was magical! It has a light show every hour on the hour! Day 11
48: Mont Saint-Michel Normandy, France
50: The Mont Saint-Michel is a small rocky island about 1 km from the North Coast of France. Best known for it's Benedictine Abbey & steepled church. Thousands of years of history here! AMAZING!! | Day 12
52: The Louvre Paris, France Some of the most exquisite art in the world!
54: I could have spent 3 days here...there was so much to see! It became overwhelming after a while. Glad I took lots of pictures!
55: Day 13