We have just returned from our 12-day whirlwind trip to Europe. Our vacation started off in Rome for 3 days, and then we hoped aboard an amazing cruise ship where we set sail through the Mediterranean visiting Spain, France, and more of Italy.
Alex and I planned this trip quickly over the last month on whim, with our one year anniversary approaching (since neither of us had been to Europe). We made time to get a few books, order some power outlet converters, and buy Alex a “hidden wallet.” Against my better judgment and erring on the side of fashion… I did not get a hidden wallet, or a fanny pack. As fate would have it, within ONE HOUR of arriving in Rome, my wallet ($600 Euro, all my credit cards, and my ID) was stolen by a Gypsy. Not the highlight of the trip to say the least!
Aside from the pit pocketing episode, our trip was phenomenal. Our trip took us through Rome, Cinque Terre, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Cannes, Marseille, and Barcelona. After speed-dating Europe, we have fallen in love with Rome, Barcelona, and France (especially Cannes)! And before we left, we were already planning our next trip… Southern Italy, Paris, and Spain.
While we whole-heartedly enjoyed our trip, we are ecstatic to be back home in the United States where: water is free, rooms are bigger, you can’t smoke in public places, and where there are rules for driving. Oh the things we take for granted.
In the short time we were there, we took over 3,000 pictures. Here is a mini photo album of our adventures.