Saturday, October 15, 2016

Our Trip to Central Europe

Happy weekend, friends!

It feels like forever since I've posted on here. If you follow me on social media, you know I was traveling in Central Europe! I went with my husband, Todd, sister, Kim, and brother-in-law, John. At our final stop in Prague, we met up with our friends, Dan and Noelle. We got back this past Monday night, but I caught a nasty cold so I've been out of commission this week. I wanted to do a post to share a little from our trip. This is more of a travel post than a fashion post, but I've included outfit details. We ended up with way colder weather than anticipated, so I pretty much wore the same jacket and scarf every day! We even had to buy a few sweaters in Austria. Apparently that area had a very warm September and as soon as October hit, the temps dropped big time! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this post and feel free to comment below if you have any questions...

This was my travel outfit from Philly to Munich, Germany. I always wear my bulkiest shoes on the plane so they don't take up space in my suitcase. These booties are Vince Camuto and I've had them for a few years. They are so comfy! I also like to wear long sleeves on planes because I always get cold. And of course, it's best to wear your hat so it doesn't get smashed in your suitcase!

Our first stop was Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest. Whether you like beer or not, Oktoberfest is definitely worth experiencing! It is a huge event with multiple tents (you can order drinks/food and there is music entertainment), tons of food stands and restaurants, carnival rides, and more! My favorite part was seeing all the festive outfits (lederhosen) and meeting people from around the world. If you're lucky, you may even spot a celebrity...we saw Arnold Schwarzenegger! 
This was my breakfast one morning...a giant fresh baked donut!! 
I loved this gorgeous fall tree right outside our Airbnb apartment...most of the trees were still green but this one had completely changed! 
UTILITY JACKET (definitely recommend this + good price!) // SCARF // RIPPED JEANS (first pic) // SKINNY JEANS (second pic) // GRAY TEE // SIMILAR CROSSBODY BAG // SIMILAR BOOTIES

We also did a little exploring while in Munich. We went to Marienplatz (Mary's Square), which is the central square in Munich. The buildings were beautiful and there was lots of shopping and places to eat. We also climbed the stairs of a narrow church tower to see a stunning view of the city (and I realized how out of shape I am ha)!

This picture is taken in front of the New City Hall. 
 Since this was one of the only warm days on our trip, it's the only day I had gelato...and it was delicious!

Next, we took a train to Salzburg, Austria. I was particularly excited to visit this city, mostly because of the music history there! I was not disappointed. It is such a beautiful place, surrounded by the Alps. It was easy to get around and not overwhelmingly big, which was great since we only had a few days there. 

On our first day, we went on The Sound of Music Tour. I have loved The Sound of Music since I was little! I even played the role of Liesl in high school. It was freezing and raining all day, but we still had a great time and saw some famous areas where scenes in the movie were filmed. This is the basilica where Captain von Trapp and Maria got married. It is located in a nearby town called Mondsee.
This is the garden area where Maria and the children sang "Do Re Mi." 
This was my outfit for day 2 in Salzburg. I basically wore jeans and sweaters, sneakers or booties, and my utility jacket and scarf each day. It's nothing fancy, but you have to be practical on these sort of trips and the weather was giving me no other option!

On a hill overlooking Salzburg, there is a fortress called the Hohensalzburg Castle. On our second day, we went up to walk around the fortress and take photos. The view was beautiful! 
I love this selfie we took up there...
After visiting the fortress, we walked around town and toured the home of Mozart, which is now a museum. It was awesome to see where he was born and raised and learn more about his family. Being a singer, Mozart has always been one of my favorite composers. 

Next, we headed to the Czech Republic to meet our friends, Dan and Noelle. On our first day there, we visited Cesky Krumlov, a small city with the famous Cesky Krumlov Castle. The castle and surrounding areas are stunning. We walked around, took photos and had a nice lunch. We also toured the castle and learned the history of it. Fun fact: there is a castle moat between the 1st and 2nd courtyards that has bears living in it! We didn't see any though...they must have been hiding since it was a rainy day. 
The last few days of our trip were spent in Prague. Here is a group picture! 
I took this photo one day while we were exploring! It is gorgeous wherever you look...
This is the famous Dancing House. It resembles a pair of dancers and was originally called Fred and Ginger, named after the the famous dancers, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We took an elevator to the top where you can see a nice view of the city!

And that's a glimpse into our trip!! 
Thanks so much for reading and have a great weekend...


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