After a week of wedding preparations and maid of honor duties, I wish I were going along on the honeymoon to Greece and Rome. I’m still in Pittsburgh, but this week my travel heart is vicariously living through the bridal couple!!
Hoping to get back on the blogging track this week!
After this holiday weekend and reflecting on the sacrifices of others so I’m able to live my life how I see fit, I’m brought in memory to this place. I started to learn and truly understand this lesson when I was fifteen and went to Normandy, France. Stunningly beautiful and most of all, haunting.
I keep saying (to anyone who will listen) there is no way I’ll be able to stand another ‘real’ winter after two years in Thailand, but that doesn’t stop me from fantasizing about visiting a snow globe of a town like Copenhagen in the middle of it. The days are short, the cold is strong, but scenes like this make it seem even more worthwhile. The colors against the snow with the lights, I’m in travel lust… just so long as I don’t actually have to experience the biting weather every day.
Honestly, I’m a little surprised with myself. How have I gone this long without including Istanbul amongst the TTP glory? Turkey has been on my wish list of places to go since I first heard its name (countries that share a name with an animal in English can do that to a girl), but I haven’t made it yet. I think it’s safe to say Istanbul, you’ve caught my eye.
I posted a picture of Oktoberfest (held in September) in Munich, Germany last year the first week of October. With thoughts leaning towards Autumn and cold weather, I thought it would be nice to sample some delights in Germany and take a trip back there for the TTP, this time with a night shot.
Reintroducing myself to the Harry Potter series this week. I realized it’s been far too long since I started back at the beginning of the story and that first view of the castle is still capable of giving me goosebumps. Since I’m still waiting for my owl to arrive (I maintain that it’s gotten lost somewhere along the way), I’ll just have to drool over a different Scottish castle and pretend it’s the real Hogwarts.
I realize the TTP has been to Italy lately, but watching and now reading Under the Tuscan Sun has got me desperately craving pasta, ancient ruins, cobbled streets, and old quirky houses. My first experience in Tuscany was Florence and I ran into this. I remember this day distinctly in all my time in Europe because I honestly couldn’t believe something this magnificently beautiful existed in real life. The picture doesn’t even begin to do it justice.
Medici Palace? Where do I sign up?