I'm writing this as I'm seated on a flight to PHL before getting on another plane to AMS where I start my start my two-month vacation. I've been working for 3 and a half years and have only taken small trips so when I got an invitation to a friend's wedding in Italy then another invitation to another friends wedding on the East coast the month after, I saw an opportunity. "Why don't I go to that Italy wedding then stay in Europe until the next wedding?" I asked myself. After some musing, I decided to take the plunge. I mean, c'mon, how often will an opportunity like this pop up?
This will also be my first trip that I'm doing by myself. My first Eurotrip was done with my friend Karin and my previous vacations were always with family or friends so this is an exciting time for me! Here is what my itinerary looks like:
- Netherlands [Amsterdam]
- Italy [Salerno, Florence, Milan]
- Switzerland [Chur, Zurich]
- Finland [Helsinki]
- Denmark [Copenhagen]
- Belgium [Bruges]
- France [Paris]
- United Kingdom [London]
All within about a month! Phew! From London, I'll be flying to the East coast to my hometown of Bensalem to attend a wedding and visit my family (my sisters who live in California are also planning to visit during that time). After a week and a half of that, I'll finally be flying back to Seattle where I will rest and relax for the remaining 2 weeks before going back to work.