Friday, March 18, 2016

paris in two days

What a whirlwind.  If I ever made one travel suggestion, it would be to spend more than two full days in Paris! Despite our short visit, we certainly packed a lot into each day...averaging over 30,000 steps!  On our first day, we arrived at CDG around 2pm and headed to our friend's apartment south of Paris where we would be staying.  That night, we took the train into Paris and visited Notre Dame.

The next day, we wasted no time by visiting Le Marais (and eating delicious eclairs...there will be a whole post on the food of Europe when I get home!), napping in the sun at The Parc des Buttes Chaumont, climbing all of the stairs up to Sacre Coeur, and then weaving our way back down through the winding streets of Monte Martre.

(a sneak peak of the Eiffel Tower from Sacre Coeur)


(at the Rodin Museum's sculpture gardens)

(the most glorious view of Paris from the Arc de Triomphe)

On our last night in Paris, we climbed up the Arc de Triomphe to find the best view of Paris.  I'm so glad we did it at night...it was so magical to see the Eiffel Tower lit up!

 I'm exhausted all over again just thinking about everything we did in a little over two days! We took the train up to Amsterdam on Thurday morning, and we fly back to Copenhagen tomorrow (Saturday) evening.

xx, Rebecca
 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

københavn: day one

We have safely arrived in Copenhagen! Despite the jet lag (and the fact that we left the 75 degree temperatures at home and arrived in Europe to 30 degree temps), we're having the best time.  The flights were smooth, and we conquered they Copenhagen Metro within minutes of arriving...and the best part is that I'm reunited with my bestfriend from high school.

Here's just a little peek of what we've been up to today...climbing to the top of the Rundentårn, eating a franske hotdog, and walking along the canal in Nyhavn.


(from the top of the Rundentårn)


(the canal in Nyhavn)

No pictures yet, but we've been biking around the city like a real Dane!  Everyone bikes here, and for the most part, the bike lanes are bigger than the car lanes!

We leave for a week in Paris and Amsterdam on Monday, and then we'll be back in Copenhagen for another three days before coming home.

xx, Rebecca


Monday, March 7, 2016

european adventure

Awhile ago, I had mentioned that my bestfriend Diana and I were planning a trip to visit our other friend Kristen in Copenhagen.  That turned into a 12-day tour with visits to not only Copenhagen, but also Paris and Amsterdam!



Well the time has come, and we leave for our big trip on Thursday evening, landing in Copenhagen bright and early on Friday morning!  I'm a huge fan of overnight flights, especially when there's a time difference involved.  I hop on the flight at JFK, watch a movie or two and sleep until we land at our destination.  Once we get out of the airport, I'm rested and ready to start the day with little to no jet lag.

I don't know how much I'll be blogging while we're away, but if you want to see what we're up to, be sure to follow me on twitter and instagram (@rebecca_mill on both!)  I'm still trying to come up with some fancy (and funny) hashtag for the trip...who know's what I'll come up with on the flight!

And lastly, if you have any recommendations for things we have to see (or eat!!), especially in Amsterdam, please let me know!!

xx, Rebecca

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

february

Hi. It's me, Rebecca.  Remember me? It's been a month since I last blogged.  I would ordinarily try to come up with some excuse or apology, but not today.  February was a strange month, and I'm just glad it's over.

I learned a few things in February...



- If you pray, God will listen.
- And when He closes one door, he's already opened a window somewhere else (still waiting to find that open window...)
- Good books are essential to your mental wellbeing.
- Planning a twelve-day, 3-country trip to Europe with your best friend will either make or break your friendship. (hint: we're still best friends. but we haven't gone on the trip yet.)
- Driving over 600 miles in two days is not highly recommended.
- And to quote our favorite lawyer, "Exercise gives you endorphins.  Endorphins make you happy. And happy people just don't kill their husbands." (or their co-workers.) (so go to the gym or take your dog to the park even when you don't want to.)

And lastly, bring it on March.

xx, Rebecca