Family Eurotrip: Munich, Vienna, Venice & Florence

My parents, sister, and my sister’s boyfriend came to visit me here in Munich a couple days before my birthday. We started out with a Bavarian breakfast here at my house, and afterwards I showed them around Munich’s small DT area, went up the tower, and walked around Olympiapark. The next day we went to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle and at night we ate at the Hofbrauhaus… but we got some really sad news there… Thankfully we were able to stick together.

The next day we went to Vienna. We walked around the main DT area and saw some of the main sights. For my birthday we rented some bicycles, went to the carnaval, and later jumped into the Danube river. We had an amazing lunch (a schnitzel that was bigger than my plate!), and that night we went to a Mozart Concert at one of the famous venues.

Afterwards we went to Venice, and checked into this amazing little apartment near the huge white church. We went into the elaborate Cathedral, and also took a Vaporetto ride down the Grand Canal. After a nice lunch/dinner, we were able to grab a Gondola right before they raised the prices for the evening rides. Aftwerwards we just got lost in the west side of town, and made it back to our apartment to enjoy some wine and some air conditioning!

The next day we went to Florence and also checked into this great apartment that was just a 2 blocks away from the main plaza. We had some CRAZY sandwiches at All’Antico Vinaio, and walked all around the downtown area. We enetered the Uffizi museum, saw the famous David statue, went up the Duomo & tower, and finished out day at the best view in town, Plaza Michelangelo.

Had the best time with them, and the trip couldn’t have been better (except for the bad news we received in Munich 😥 )… I feel so lucky to have such an amazing family! Now back to studying and time to finish my Thesis so I can return to Mexico…

-Eric

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