Europe Trip ♡

My parents decided it would be a great idea to go on a two week Euro trip with both my grandmas to Italy, Prague, Vienna and Germany. We had such an amazing time. This trip is definitely one I will remember forever. Seeing my grandmas communicating and traveling together with us was one of the best experiences. My grandma Nonna is Italian and my grandma Obaachan is Japanese. Somehow my grandmas get along and communicate with each other so well. I wish this was all filmed so you guys could see how funny and amazing the way they communicate is.  Here are a few photos from the trip. ♡

Reggio Calabria, Italy ♡

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My Nonna lives in Reggio Calabria, Italy so we began our trip from there. On our first day we went to my favorite beach in the world, which I have blogged about before called Baia Di Riaci, which is located in Taormina, Italy (an hour away from Reggio Calabria).

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Look how blue and clear! I have had the best memories here.

 

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My kawaii Obaachan and her stylish swimsuit hehe

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Bathing suit is from American Eagle 🙂

67948949_402008007386113_3057879129769639936_n.jpgMy brother and I ♡

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69104065_492761458220864_5428828925453139968_n.jpgHere is a photo of the center of Reggio Calabria, Italy.

68399147_511642772937185_3461211141940707328_nWe had aperitivo in the Center. So yummy….

69006977_2484619918491287_6613442736039133184_nIf you ever go to Italy you have to try the latte di mandorla (almond milk) it is sweet and delicious. It tastes differently from the almond milk here in the States.  One of my all time favorites and I always get it when I am in Italy.

68559668_361575181430870_3126064016221274112_n.jpgWe went out to eat pizza. Guys this was the one of the best pizzas i’ve ever had in my life!!! Mozzarella con latte di Bufala, Caciocavallo Silano DOP, smoked Scamorza and Gorgonzola.

68866985_379255723007072_5661901617897668608_n (1).jpgWe spent a day with family at my uncle’s beach house. My grandma cooked so much for us. I forgot to take a photo 😥 she made parmigiana, lamb, salad, cheese and pasta.

 

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Nonna and obaachan were holding hands everywhere they went and looked after each other.

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Vienna, Austria ♡

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This is a photo of my grandma and I at our airbnb in Vienna. Vienna is such a quiet and clean city.

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With beautiful architecture!

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We went to a lovely traditional Austrian restaurant called Plachutta and had so much food.

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We had Tafelspitz (which is boiled meat in broth with vegetables) and wienerschnitzel which are both traditional Viennese dishes.

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Here is a photo of the broth with vegetables. It had so much flavor!

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We later went to see an Opera/Ballet, since Vienna was home to many famous composers like Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss, Mozart and many more. We thought it would be appropriate to go see a show.

 

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We then took a train to Prague 🙂

 

Prague, Czech Republic ♡

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I fell in love with Prague, from the food to the architecture to the people.

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Just so beautiful everywhere you look!

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We tried the famous Trdelník (which literally means turtle neck) which was rolled dough with cinnamon, sugar and filled with ice cream! It was so good. They had so many different types with pistachio, nutella, fruits, chocolate and more.

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Here is a selfie 😀

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Both grandmas together ♡ they are so cute.

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My dad and my Nonna ♡♡♡

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We went to this amazing restaurant called Mlejnice which amazing traditional food with such flavor!!

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We had different types of meats, beer and goulash (which was my absolute favorite). I will be craving goulash every single day haha.

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Prague you were sooo beautiful and your food was so yummy.

Dusseldorf, Germany ♡

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Lastly, we went to Dusseldorf, Germany. I have cousins and my aunt and uncle live here. I really enjoyed going back to Germany and seeing family.

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The famous and delicious curry wurst.

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Passed by this beautiful church

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Nonna and obaachan pretending to sleep haha.

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A photo of my beautiful mamma and I.

 

If you read this all the way through, thank you!! This is my favorite post i’ve made so far because it means so much to me and it is filled memories I will remember for the rest of my life. We laughed so much until we cried and I learned so much more about my family. I feel so blessed and thankful that my family are from two complete different cultures and that I am able to travel, learn and grow from and with them.

 

Thank you for reading ♡

With so much love,

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My Day at Lavallete Beach ♡

 

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I am in New Jersey spending Thanksgiving with one of my best friends and her family.

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My boyfriend Felipe had the privilege of coming too! Yay

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The weather was so warm and beautiful, I believe it was a beautiful gift from mother nature welcoming us to New Jersey!!

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I love spending the holidays with the people I love…

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Can’t wait to go back when its warm again!!

with so much love,

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Monza, Italia ♡

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My family and I are in Monza, Italy for two days.

Monza is a city near Milan.I am so happy to be back in Italy.

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There is something so special about Italy. Maybe I am bias because I was born here and have family here? it  amazes me to see how much beauty this country carries.

The food, culture, architecture, style- everything.

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We had aperitivo in a small bar called Moderno in the center of Monza.

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We later walked around centro and had dinner at a nearby restaurant.

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I had a pizza called “Diavolo” which means devil in italian. They call this pizza diavolo because it has spicy salami in it!

GUYS, I was reminded to what real pizza was again!! This pizza was amazingggggg

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We also got to see people filming either a commercial or a movie which was very cool.

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A picture of my mom and I! I enjoyed walking around the city with her.

Tomorrow we will be heading to Verona- that is where “Romeo and Juliet” takes place!

Can’t wait.

with so much love,

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New York City for the Day ♡

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My brother and I went to NYC for a day due to having a long layover in the JFK airport. I was very excited to show my brother around New York because it was his first time being there.

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We were only able to visit the  Central Park area but it was more than okay for me! I love New York City!! We were able to do a few of the “touristy stuff”- hot dogs, taking a walk in central park, visiting the trump tower, explaining to him what Bergdorf Goodman is haha.

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Me: Andre, what was your favorite part of NY?

Andre: The girls

HAHAHA my little brother is hilarious. I literally died laughing after this conversation.

We are planning to go back in August again. Hopefully he will have a better answer to what his favorite part of NYC is… I will definitely be asking again.

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We even got to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in New York which was 10 times more exciting and fun. yum yum yum

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Thank you  for being so much fun New York! I will see you soon.

with so much love,

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