Yep. We obviously have an issue with committing to things. Not to one another, mind you, but it's complicated. So we scratched England. Look, I LOVE London. LOVE it, but I've been numerous times so I needed to see something different. J hasn't been to Europe and was game for anything so we decided on another route. I promise you'll actually see pictures from these destinations because we've already booked the trip and there's no possibility of backing out. So. Here goes..
Destination One: Munich, Germany
J's only request was that we see a castle. Yep. So I thought Schloss Neuschwanstein would be easily accessible from Munich, and would give me a glimpse of Bavaria, a win-win for us both. I don't really know anything about the city but plan to learn as much as possible during our short visit. Sure, I'm also looking forward to beers as large as my head and pastries in equal quantity, but it isn't just the food I'm looking forward to.
I've always wanted to see Germany, and while Munich wasn't really on my radar, it allows us to see Bavaria and visit nearby Salzburg, Austria, without much difficulty. I tried hard to refrain from packing too much in, as I was inclined to do on this trip because it'd been so long since going overseas, but decided that four days seemed like enough time to explore Munich, take a day trip to Austria, and not feel like we'd missed too much. Plus, I'm always up for future trips once we've found favorites!
Destination Two: Paris, France
I'm aware that Paris is THE honeymoon destination, and probably a little cliche for this particular trip, but I was so taken with a few posts from some of favorite bloggers on the sights of Paris that I became obsessed and convinced that we had to go NOW. We're also huge fans of historical adventures so Paris was a no-brainer. I'll hold off on pictures because images of Paris are practically everywhere (and I know you just can't wait to see mine). Besides Versailles, we haven't planned any trips outside of the city. I realized quickly that five days was barely enough time to fit it all in after looking at the different neighborhoods and museums. I guess that means future trips?
So... in a couple of weeks, J and I will be headed on our first European adventure together and I just can't wait.
Visited these areas before and want to share places we shouldn't miss? Share with everyone in the comments section!
All images used with permission from Entouriste.