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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Center of Quito ♡

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I got to visit the center of Quito!

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This is where the president of Ecuador lives ^^

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There is so much history located in one place.

We were able to visit two of many churches located in that area.

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My favorite was a church called Iglesia De La Compania which is a  church made out of gold. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take pictures of  it… but let me tell you! It was so breathtaking to see. I have visited many catholic churches in Europe but it was so interesting to see the characteristic of a South American church.

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We ate at this lovely restaurant called Disolopay! I was able to try traditional ecuadorian food.

In the photo above the food we ate was yuca with honey for appetizers

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Ceviche with shrimp…. mmmmm it was amazing!!!

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Chorizo, huevos!!

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Mote, Maduro, Chicharron, Llapingacho and more!!

As you can see we ordered a lot of food!

It was delicious!!

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We also had canelazo which is a traditional warm alcoholic beverage.,, it was amazing!!

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I had a beautiful time, I love you QUITOOOOO

with so much love,

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Oxford Exchange ♡

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My sweetest  friend Kristen introduced my friends & I to the cutest restaurant in Tampa called The Oxford Exchange.

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The store is also a bookstore, coffee (Buddy Brew Coffee Co.), & tea  (Tebella Tea Company) shop

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I fell in love with how adorable all the decor was set up

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I ordered the Super Green salad.  I loved that they added fresh feta cheese and avocado but my favorite part of the salad was the dressing which was a “chia-lime vinaigrette”  omg it was delicioussss

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I also tried a few of their beverages , I fell in LOVE with the mint julep so I would definitely recommend that which contained lavender, jasmine, rose, and peppermint.

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Thank you Kristen for showing us around I really did love this place ❤

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If you guys ever go to Tampa stop and try Oxford Exchange.

For more information check out their website- http://oxfordexchange.com/

with so much love,

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La Galleria 33 at The North End in Boston

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Last night I went to a restaurant in the North End called “La Galleria 33” for a very close friend of mines birthday

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(Fun Fact: I am obsessed with the number 33, I literally see it everywhere!!)

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I ordered the Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce (which is  a sauce that is mixed with heavy cream and tomato sauce vodka)

I def recommend it 😉

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it was sooooo good 🙂

I had such a great time!

ps. i’m sorry I haven’t posted as much… I just started school again in Boston at Berklee College Of Music, I will continue blogging but I can’t promise to blog everyday..I hope everyone had a great winter break ❤

with so much love,

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