I’ve been back from Italy for about a week now, but I haven’t had time to post an article until now because of my busy schedule (which will luckily will be over soon and then there will be the move to Munich!). In the meantime, I have been posting my travel pics up on Instagram, so if you haven’t already, check me out @ michelleineurope!
Anyway back to Venice! For those who haven’t been to Venice, it’s a gorgeous city. In fact, many people dub it the most beautiful city in the world. With all the lacework of canals, the piazzas, and the abundance of pretty architecture, I would have to agree. Apparently, it’s the also the city with the highest amount of tourists in Italy, and I had always thought Rome claimed that title!
It was a pretty bizarre feeling after stepping out from the train station and seeing the city for the first time, to see so much water (hey let’s not nicknamed the City of Water for no reason!)… and the scenery from the walk from the train station to the city centre only gets prettier.
2015 will be a pretty eventful year. The thing I’m most excited about is finishing my master’s…imagine a life without having to write endless amounts of essays! Haha. CAN. NOT. WAIT. Additionally, I’m excited to finally be done with living the student life (luckily beer is cheap in Germany and 10 euros will get you more than instant noodle dinners…clearly I’ve chosen the right country) and finally start a full-time job/advance my career!
Anyway, aside from my excitement in graduating, here’s some things I’m also looking forward to in 2015!
January – Italy! Rather than travelling somewhere for NYE like we did last year (only to find ourselves in a horribly overpriced club in Vienna dancing to an endless amount of electro music), we decided to spend NYE with friends at a house party in Germany (it turned out to be a great idea). Instead, we decided to plan our winter break travels a week after the New Year and scored a amazing deal on flights to Italy! So on Jan 7th, we’re headed to Verona, Venice and Rome! I visited Italy last year and I’ve been dying to go back and explore more of the country. Can’t wait!
February – Moving to Munich! (again). This time, the boyfriend got a really nice apartment in Munich and he’ll be starting his full-time job in January. Since I’m finished with classes at the end of January, I’ll be joining him in February. I’ll also be able to “abmelden” from Regensburg and “anmelden” in Munich and become a real Munich resident!
April – Paris for my birthday! The last time I was in Paris was a couple years back so it’s time for a revisit. What better way to celebrate a birthday then in Paris?
I’m finally finished my last classes today of 2014! I’m officially on my holiday vacation! This year, I’ll be spending most of my time with my boyfriend and his family for Christmas, and in the beginning of the New Year, I’m off to Italy! This time, I’ll be going to Verona, Venice and Rome. I haven’t travelled outside Germany since being back in October, so I’m super excited! There’s also a trip to Paris planned in the not so distant future!
With that said, I wish everyone a very happy holidays and a fantastic new year! (Or as they’re still allowed to say without being politically incorrect in Germany, “Merry Christmas!” or “Frohe Weihnachten!” to be more exact).
Expect lots of Italy posts in 2015! And if you haven’t already, follow me on instagram @ michelleineurope (also link on right sidebar) to see where all my travels take me
And since this will be my third Christmas holidays spent in Europe, here’s some European holiday inspiration to get everyone in the holiday spirit (although I’m sure you guys all are already, I’m just late in the game!)
*note: photos are not taken by me but found online. mostly on pinterest
Where will you guys be celebrating New Years Eve?
With Christmas around the corner, I thought I’d make a list of some fun gift ideas for travellers. One of my favourite things about December is Christmas shopping for friends and family (I’ve been told that I’m great with picking out gifts) and in between all the crazy amounts of essays and presentations I have this semester, this year is no exception. If you guys are looking for some last-minute gift ideas, here’s some ideas that will fit budgets both small and large!