It’s really going to happen! In the summer of 2009, we are going to Europe! I’ve never been to Europe and Matt has only been to Barcelona for a conference so he didn’t get to see much, so we’re extremely excited.
These are our tentative plans:
London: We’ll start off in London. We don’t plan to stay in London long because everything is so expensive there, but luckily we will have a place to stay.
Cluj, Romania: I thought it would be fun to visit Transylvania. I’m a pretty big fan of The Count from Sesame Street, so my desire to visit Transylvania likely stems from that. I really want to see castles. It’s not a very expensive place to stay in hotels and there are reasonably priced flights back around Europe.
Lussin, Croatia: My mom is from Lussin, a Dalmatian Island in the Adriatic. My nonna’s house is still in our family so we will have a place to stay. The majority of our trip will be spent here, lazing around the island, eating fish and cheese and figs, drinking wine, and swimming in the sea.
Trieste, Italy: It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Lussin, so we plan to go there for a day or two.
Zagreb, Croatia: We will have to go home via Zagreb, so why not spend a few days there? After reading a bit about Zagreb on Wikitravel, I think it will be a fun place to spend some time there. Sounds like a fun city with some good nightlife and cuisine.
Another possibility is Venice, which is a ferry ride away from Lussin. Flights from Cluj land in Venice regularly, so we might spend a night in Venice…but probably just a night! We’re going to try to keep this trip as inexpensive as possible which is why we’re not going to places like Paris and Rome.
We’re very excited. The only real international travel we’ve done is to China. After Europe, the next continent we want to go to is South America. And once we have school-aged kids we want to do one of those family-oriented African safaris!
But I shouldn’t get ahead of myself. :-) We’re going to Europe next year…YAAAY!Filed under traveling | Comment (0)
I’m sorry I haven’t been so bloggy lately! I was in California for 10 days to attend two weddings, and one was my sister’s!
That’s the fam :-)
Unfortunately, I had one of the worst colds EVER spanning half the trip!! I spent the duration of the wedding goofy on cough syrup. :-) The pain that I thought was a hernia returned after bouts of extreme coughing but it’s better again. We took the red-eye home on Sunday, arriving in Boston at 6:30 AM the following morning.
I spent Monday mostly on the couch, blowing my nose and watching television, trying to recuperate because TODAY I started a new job! I am now the Web Content Producer at Lasell College! It’s a 25 hour a week position, so I’ll still be freelancing about 15 hours a week from home. The position is super cool…I’ll be running around campus trying to find news and posting it on the website! AND, Lasell is ONE MILE from my house! So I walked today. (And it was a good thing I brought my umbrella because it was raining when I left today!)
So, as you can see, I am a busy bee these days. We’re even returning to California at the end of the month for Matt’s aunt’s birthday party…WOW!!! Hopefully another icky cold won’t happen during that trip because we’re taking another red eye home!Filed under Photos, family, traveling | Comment (0)