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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Panarea- Isole de Eolie, Italia ♡

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Sadly my trip to Italy is over but I am thankful to be able to look back at these beautiful pictures I took. During my trip to Italy I was able to visit two of the several islands in Isole de Eolie. My favorite by far was an island called Panarea.

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The buildings at Panarea were so beautiful and characteristic. I felt like I was in Santorini! This building behind me is a home…. isn’t it sooo dreamy?!

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The streets were very narrow. Believe it or not golf carts were able to pass by these tiny roads! They used the golf carts as taxis in Panarea which is something I have never seen before.

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The  buildings were white and with a few plants it  changed the atmosphere of every little street.

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I also was able to swim here. The water was so warm! Ahhh I want to go back!!

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This is me in my natural state enjoying a erba meditarranea granita (which had mint, finocchi (fennel), and lemon. I know it sounds kind of funky but it wasn’t guys it was soooooo good!

I can’t wait to go back!

I already miss you Panarea.

With so much love,

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Baia di Riaci- Tropea, Italia ♡

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I have been relaxing in Reggio Calabria which is where my family lives (south of Italy, where the tip of the boot is). When we go to Reggio Calabria we go to the beach every single day! This time we went to Baia di Riaci which is by far my favorite beach in near Reggio.

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Look how beautiful the water looks.

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We rented a boat and went into the little caves- I couldn’t take pictures because I don’t have a waterproof case… I know I know, I will buy one soon!

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I love the ocean so much…the water is so beautiful.

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My brother and I

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I will definitely be missing this beach.

I literally swam 3 miles every time I was here.

Ti voglio tanto bene Baia di Riaci

with so much love,

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Firenze, Italia ♡

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I have been to Florence a few times due to my brother living in Florence for a year but I never got to visit during the summer! This place was packed with tourists but I was happy to be able to enjoy this beautiful city again.

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This is called the duomo of Firenze! Isn’t the architecture so beautiful?!

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This is Ponte Vecchio which is a medieval stone it was said to be built in the roman times. This a very historical bridge in Italy.

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We had lunch at a new place called Centro Mercato, this place is like Italy is Eataly they had many little restaurants inside that sold traditional food. Everything was delicious!!

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Look how delicious these pastries look! yummmy yum yum

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This is what we had for lunch! Hands down the best mozzarella I have had in my life.

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We stayed at a family friends B&B in a city called Fiesole which is about 10 minutes away from Florence by bus. The little buildings in this picture is the city of Florence!

I had a great time, can’t wait to go back!

with so much love,

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Arezzo, Italia ♡

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I got to visit Arezzo, Italia.

A city where my brother had lived for a year while playing soccer.

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A film called “Life is Beautiful” was always filmed here.

Life is Beautiful is a movie I definitely recommend to watch! (It’s on netflix)

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This is the center of Arezzo, I wish I was able to take a better picture.

This city was breathtaking.

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This is the poster of the movie “Life is Beautiful”  it was so exciting for me to walk around Arezzo because they placed posters  and showed what part of the film was filmed in certain locations.

Life is Beautiful is a classic Italian film. Please go watch it!!

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We had gelato!

Guys I have had  gelato everyday since i’ve been in Italy and I haven’t regretted a single moment.

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The weather was a bit cloudy but it was perfect because it wasn’t too hot!

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We had dinner at a cute little restaurant

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 I had ravioli with shredded figs on top.

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Arezzo is a beautiful city!

I recommend watching Life is Beautiful and then planning a trip to Arezzo.

with so much love,

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Verona, Italia ♡

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I got to visit the town where Romeo & Juliet was originated from (Verona).

wooo wooo how romantic.

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The weather was so hot today, I enjoyed some cold fruit while walking around the city.

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There was something so special about this city.

Every inch of the city had beautiful architecture.

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This is the balcony that is said to be the exact balcony  Romeo and Juliet was based off of!

Soooo coool right?!

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Lunch in Verona. I was so ready to eat!! haha

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I’m happy to be back in Italy where the food is always delicious!

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We later walked around.

Here is a picture of my handsome brother.

Ladies he’s single haha.

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Sei belissima Verona!!

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I had a beautiful time,

I’ll definitely be back 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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