Monday, December 26, 2011


Hello world!
Well, I am finally writing a blog about my recent adventures. I can't write about everything that happened, so I am just going to give a few highlights from each place and photos as well.
But first of all, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hopefully you are all benefiting from spending time with family. I know that I sure am!
So. Highlights!


the Temple Bar
Famous Fish and Chips

Celebrating Jody's 20th
-eating fish and chips at the oldest chiperie in Ireland!
-celebrating Jody's 20th birthday at the Temple Bar (very crowded!)
-getting to see a bunch of our group before parting ways for Christmas

Jody and Michelle at the Christmas market!

Gingerbread stand!

Pork knuckle, potato dumpling, and (not shown) cabbage salad for dinner! I did not eat all that meat...
Cheers to Bavaria with our new Australian friend

Awesome pancake deliciousness

Dachau camp and the memorial

The gas chambers

Memorial statue
-staying at an amazing hostel (Wombats), where we met a few nice Canadians and our new Australian friend, Mariana
-strolling through the amazing Christmas markets
-the chance to visit the Dachau concentration camp and have history come alive
-spending time at a traditional Bavarian restaurant and Beer Hall

Typical house decorations

Le grand sapin de noel!

-being in the "capital of Christmas"--- so many Christmas markets and gorgeous decorations everywhere!
-sitting in on a free Christmas choir concert
-eating Kugelhoff!! (didn't get a picture, but it was like this weird looking bread thing with dried fruit)
-speaking French!

Jumping for joy at having our own space!

Chocolate museum :)

Free samples at the beer museum

Belgiam waffles!

First snow!
-staying in a hotel (rather than a hostel)
-chocolate museum!
-beer museum!
-musical instruments museum!
-speaking French!

Admiring the canals

Like a postcard!

My little Dutch travel companions


All the bikes
-meeting Jody's friend Weedo and his girlfriend and having them show us around
-visiting the Riejksmuseum!
-eating croquette!!
-eating Olie Bollen!
-eating Stroopwaffles!
-seeing how many bikes there were! so many!
-visiting the Anne Frank house
-exploring a very scenic and beautiful city
-hanging out in by far the coolest library I have ever seen. Cool doesn't even begin to describe how fantastic it was!

And there you have it!
I hope everyone has a wonderful time with their families and friends. I will certainly be enjoying my family time! See you on the other side of the ocean :)

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