I had an absolute blast exploring London! I definitely left a tiny piece of my heart in South Bank, and can’t wait to return o n e d a y . I had yet another great experience using Air BnB. Our hosts were fantastic and the flat was so cozy & charming, right in the heart of Waterloo! All & all it was such a great experience to see & do things that I have only ever imagined, and I’m so thankful to my husband for the wonderful birthday gift! These are memories that I will forever cherish!
I hope all our Canadian friends had a great Thanksgiving at home & all around the globe!
twinkle lights & the london eye after the rain.
harrods department store.
high tea at the lovely harrods georgian restaurant.
iconic red phone booth with westminster abbey in the background.
the london eye.
about to ride the tube.
I’ve been drinking a lot of these- pike place!
we’ve been trying new restaurants downtown- das wasserfall has got to be our favourite.
charlie traded in my bike basket for the couch- it’s getting cold!
we celebrated oktoberfest in munich with friends!
I’ve fallen in love with a cappuccino. game days consist of meeting the girls at carpe diem for one of these delicious treats!
I got to celebrate my birthday with my husband for once! Matt has always been on the road for my birthday, so it was nice to spend the day soaking up Salzburg together!
I have a girls trip to London on Monday that involves a lot of sight-seeing, museum hopping, stuffing my face full of french fries, high tea at Harrods, and of course, some shopping.
Pretty much anything by Ellie Goulding.
Seven Devils- Florence + the Machine.
Wake Me Up- Avicii.
Located only a quick 35 minutes away from Salzburg in neighbouring Germany, Kehlsteinhaus [known in English as ‘Eagles Nest’] is a structure that was completed in 1938, and nestled on top of Kehlstein mountain [6,017 ft]. The structure itself was actually a 50th birthday gift to Adolf Hilter from Martin Borrman, and was meant to be a retreat for Hitler to entertain visiting diplomatic guests.
We had been waiting for a crystal clear day to head up before it closes [open from mid-May-October], and today was perfect. Free parking and only 12.90€ per person admission [includes bus ride to the top]. The lift from the bus drop was out of service, so we had a 30 minute trek up to the top of Kehlstein [124m from bus drop].
Two thumbs up for the entire experience!
Since Matt was given today off, we hit the road with the pups early in the morning and headed to Lake Bled, Slovenia. It’s a quick 2.5 hours from Salzburg [note: 33€ return trip for tolls for those coming from Salzburg ], and one of the most beautiful hidden gems in Europe.
We checked out Bled castle [8€ per person admission & free parking], wandered around the lake front, and finished the day off with lunch at a Steakhouse right on the water. Two thumbs way up for Bled!
Two thumbs up for our afternoon at the Zoo with the dogs.
Lions, Tigers, and Bears…oh my. You name it, they had it. Totally worth the 10€ per person price tag. [note: 2.50€ admission for each pooch & free parking]
Obsessing over this cover of ‘pumped up kicks’ by my girl Lindsey Simpson.
We are here, we are settled, and we are so in love with this incredible city.
Salzburg is surround by a lot of history, which means Matt & I have a lot of exploring to do- I can’t wait.
And with lots of updates. But before I update, I should probably pack for the next 8 months. We are heading overseas tomorrow for another hockey season and couldn’t be more excited for this new chapter.
Check back soon- I’ll be blogging once we are settled in.
oh yeah, we’re married.