This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to travel around Europe with my family on a cruise. We flew to Geneva, Switzerland, took a train to St. Cyr-Sur-Mer, France, took another train to Marseilles, France, took a taxi to Toulon, France, when we found out that the cruise ship was not, in fact, harboring in Marseilles, rode the boat to Villefrance, France; Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Naples, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain, and back to Toulon, France. We took a train back to Geneva, Switzerland and then flew back to America.
I caught the travel bug again. Travel is like a drug; the more you do it, the more you want to do it. Experiencing so many different countries made me want to learn new languages and try new foods and immerse myself in new cultures. I’m sure that this trip won’t be the end of my travels of the world! Here are some pictures from my journey (in no particular order):
A farmer’s market in Geneva
Lac Leman, Geneva, Switzerland
Chocolate factory in Geneva, Switzerland (no Charlie, unfortunately…)
Trying Escargot for the first time! Geneva, Switzerland
A toast to European life!
A flea market, Geneva, Switzerland
A view of Geneva from the top of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Geneva, Switzerland
The view from St. Peter’s Cathedral, Geneva, Switzerland
The famous fountain in Lac Leman, Geneva, Switzerland
Fondue in Geneva, Switzerland
The adventure continues
One of many train stations
The beaches of Southern France…no Americans to be found…
Sailing on the high seas of the Mediterranean
Our first port, Villefrance, France
The paths of the village of Eze, Villefrance, France
The view from the top of the village of Eze, looking down upon Monaco, the second smallest country in the world, Villefrance, France.
Monte Carlo, the largest casino in the world…feeling like Gatsby. Monaco
The Catholic baptistry of Pisa, Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Sante Cruce Square, Florence, Italy
Sunflower fields of Switzerland
The original brick of the Colosseum, Roma, Italy
Trevi Fountain, Roma, Italy.
Make one wish to come back to Rome, two wishes to get married, and three wishes to not be married anymore!
The original floor of the Pompeii amphitheater, Naples, Italy
Mount Vesuvius, Naples, Italy
A margherita pizza from Naples, Italy, where pizza was invented
We climbed Mt. Vesuvius!
The ruins of Pompeii
The amphitheater of Pompeii, Naples, Italy
The stone ground of a real castle in Barcelona, Spain
A delicious cappuccino in Toulon, France.