i hope you all had a fun-filled holiday and new year. i have very exciting news today! my sister, jessica, and i have just booked our flights and trains for the two and a half weeks we are spending together in europe next month!
we found some great hacker fares on Kayak for the flights, and booked through RailEurope for the Thalys trains. i’m so excited to have concrete plans (finally!), but it still feels so surreal! here’s our itinerary:
in case you’re not a visual spreadsheet-loving psychopath like me, here’s our itinerary again, but with less going on:
- London, U.K. – Feb. 6-9
- Dublin, Ireland – Feb. 9-11
- Paris, France – Feb. 11-14
- Brussels, Belgium – Feb. 14-15
- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Feb. 15-17
- Munich, Germany – Feb. 17-20
we also got matching patagonia backpacks (because we are extra, don’t ask) and i bought a 35mm film slr camera to document my trip. a lot of people seem genuinely worried that my sister (aka sis) and i (aka peanut) are backpacking through europe together, but i assure you, she will make it home…i cannot guarantee that i won’t fall in love with deutschland and stay forever.
just kidding, mom! i’ll be back to finish my degree, but who knows after graduation??? lol
there are 33 DAYS LEFT UNTIL WE LEAVE FOR LONDON, and i cannot wrap my head around it. i promise much more scintillating content in the coming weeks, such as how to pack everything you would need for five months in europe into a 28L backpack and carry on-sized luggage (spoiler alert: it probably cannot be done, but i digress), or how to encourage your sister that she doesn’t really need to bring those extra 16 pairs of shoes “just in case.”
don’t forget that i will also be publishing content for the SDSU Be International Blog starting in February! i’ll announce it all here, of course.
until next time & thanks for reading!