[frankfurt, munich, berlin, & amsterdam, in 10 days]
it's been about a year since my last international vacation, and probably longer since i blogged. i'm a bit rusty, so i'll let the pictures do most of the talkin.
UNO:first was the flight to frankfurt. sfo>jfk>fra. i slept the whole time, on both legs. mad skillz. anyway, i have family in germany. four cousins, only one of which i've met before. it was crazy cool meeting everyone else :)
nghia & noel
haagan dazs YUM!
DOS: i didn't really want to go to oktoberfest. mostly because i don't enjoy drinking beers. but we went anyway, and i'm sooooooo glad i did haha.
our lovely host sarita in munich
the beer tent
inside the tent
there were a lotta beers. and people who can hold a lot of beers
i swear i drank a liter of beer each night
but after my liter i felt entitled to drink wine
things got hot and clothes started coming off
some took more off than others
more beers were ordered, and everyone was dancing on benches
TRES: we were only supposed to stay for one night to check everything out...but we decided to stay one more day.
i did a bike tour in the morning
switched up the outfit a bit
went to a new tent
and what's a party without the YMCA??
QUATRO: tired, exhausted, but we drove back to frankfurt early morning, and we spent all day out and about and meeting my other cousins and nephew!!
the cousins, thao & xuan & noel
my nephew, baby diego
...he's crazy...i'm not great with babies
manheim (suburb of frankfurt)
and...i drove on the way back on the autobahn. 220 km/hr ;p
CINCO:off to BERLIN!
woke up helllla early
but once we got there, checked in..there was food thank goodness
what i love about europe
i mean, i love my cousin, but also just frothy lattes every morning outdoors
cool courtyards everywhere
and secret alleys
colorful walls...perhaps not intentionally
SEIS:bike tour day....here comes a buncha pictures of me on a bike (but check out the scenes!)
and of course i brought poopoobear!
jewish memorial...it's really cool
to the biergarten!
reunited w my friend lars who i met in auckland!
it was this intersection at night that noel almost brought my demise...we needed to catch the train to the club and he saw one across the street and just grabbed me and we dashed through a 6way intersection. omfg.
SEITE-DIEZ:ok i'm getting tired and lazy. the last leg was amsterdam, my favorite city actually out of all the one's i visited...which is ironic because i thought that i would like it the least because of all the pot & red light district shadiness. BUT...it's a gorgeous city. with gorgeous men. or boys. and i'm sure gorgeous women too but i was too distracted to notice...
viola! here it is!
love love the canals
and eating outdoors by the canals
it all brings a huge smile to my face
although i'm just as directionally challenged there as anywhere else
and it makes me happy knowing that the first hard liquor originated here
cool alcohol museum
fun to take pics in
because there are so many colorful things
not my camera
hehe i couldnt resist
museum entry includes a free coctail..score!!
sucha cute picture
i wouldnt mind this job if it didnt require knowing directions well
my favorite house in amsterdam!
met up w molly holly!
and the boys
frequented a few coffee shops
but still went back for brownies
side note..'smart' shops
hung w the whole crew
ate and drank
and after awhile...things got hazy
and of course..the red light district
+ i have never been as attracted to men as i have been in europe
+ 'omg even the daddies are hot here'
+ thank you rockwood for marriot discounts
+ i want to move to europe now o__O
+ camera charger lost before i stepped foot into europe. fail
+ i got yelled at by a prostitute
+ i can't believe i said 'hella' what is happening to me
"get down on your knees whisper what i need something pretty i feel that when i'm old i'll look at you and know the world is beautiful then you tell me you say that love goes anywhere in your darkest time it's just enough to know it's there when you go i'll let you be but you're killing everything in me"