Guest Post: A Snapshot Life13:00
Right now I am probably enjoying looking at some of the wonderful scenery and culture that Paris has to offer, but because I am nice I couldn't possibly leave you with nothing to read, so I have a lovely guest post from Janneke, who has one of the sweetest blogs, she really cares about her readers and sponsors and her posts all put a smile on my face. I'm so happy that she agreed to do a blog post for me, so here we go.
I'm Janneke from A Snapshot Life and while Beth is probably sitting at a lovely café in Paris with view of the Eiffel Tower (no, not jealous at all…) I want to share with you my favorite vacation so far. I have a feeling my honeymoon next year is going to trump them all, but our trip to Germany 2 years ago was pretty great as well.
To give you all a little history, I was born and raised in Germany and moved to the United States pretty much exactly 11 years ago. Growing up that close to many other countries, we of course travelled to Italy, Greece and the like many, many times when I was a child. Still, when I got a chance to see my family 2 Christmases ago and take the now fiancé along with me, no other vacations mattered.
We arrived in Bremen in the dead of winter, it was pretty miserable for us Ohioans who are used to seeing a couple inches of snow at the most. Living this far away from my family means I rarely ever get to see them, flights are expensive and my wallet is way too thin at the moment. I hadn’t seen my grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles in over 2 years before we arrived and being able to spend Christmas and the Holiday season with them was simply perfect. The fiancé doesn’t speak German with the exception of him being able to order a beer, so it was fun seeing him interact with everyone.
Here are some pictures of our trip, we started in Bremen, stopped in Stuttgart, day tripped to Salzburg and ended up in a small town in Bavaria, where I grew up.
It was such a memorable trip, not only because I was able to share it with my future husband, but also because it was the last time I was able to see my grandpa before he passed away. That’s just part of living on a different continent than the rest of your family, you have to take every moment and make sure you get the most out of it.
Overall, this trip will be hard to top. We are going to California for our honeymoon next year unless I can convince the boy to travel to Finland or Sweden instead! I have always been fascinated with the northern countries of Europe and would love to one day get the chance to see it all in person.
Thanks for having me Beth! Don’t eat too many Macaroons!
Wow, that market stall looks so amazing, I really love markets.
And I really feel for your fiance, my Fella's family don't speak English, and it's really odd having everyone talking around you and not being able to understand. The only word I understand is no. It must have been really great yo spend the holidays with your family!
So remember, each day, live a little, laugh a little and love a little. ♥