It’s been over two weeks since I got home from my Eurotrip but I still feel like my life isn’t back to normal yet!
I had a blast and the whole thing feels like a whirlwind, over 4 countries in 12 days (2 of those days were primarily traveling to and from Europe). Overall, my packing skills were pretty good! I definitely could have done without my jeans…it was HOT. If they weren’t one of my favorite pairs, I for sure would have chucked them, not because they were super heavy or took up that much space, but just out of sheer spite at how flipping hot it was. I could have used at least one more casual dress, but I did buy a skirt which helped mix up my outfits a bit.
As far as my backpack itself, I can’t deny that it was heavy and uncomfortable, especially in 90º heat. I will say that it hands down beats dragging a suitcase across cobblestone streets. My hands were free which was really nice too. And in the long run, you don’t actually spend that much time wearing the backpack, even if it feels like forever. Which it does.
To anyone thinking about traveling I have one word for you: GO! If you think that 10 days isn’t enough time to visit multiple countries, I have two words for you: YOU’RE WRONG. If you don’t know what you’re missing out on, I have no words for you, just a bunch of pictures to make you go buy your ticket:
Prague, Czech Republic
Before I Die…
Hofbrauhaus: pints of beer will never be enough after you’ve had liters
So basically I want to live in the English Garden…
Bavarian Alps, Germany
Summer sledding! Slightly terrifying and highly unsafe
Lastly, if you have no idea what World War II really was and have an interest in figuring out, I highly recommend Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright. I just finished it and was blown away by how much I learned and actually understood about history. It’s even more fun when you’ve been to the places she mentions!