Wow, we are already on day 15 and country number 4 of our European adventure! This trip has exceeded every expectation I had before leaving the states. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect trip! First off, I am traveling with my boyfriend and that makes is twice as much fun. Bonding over the experience of traveling, seeing new things and experience new cultures together is amazing. It’s also fun when you can’t find the underground or figure out how to work the hostel laundry machines because you work together to come to a solution.
For the first 13 days of our trip, our home away from home was a ship. We sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on the beautiful Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas (I will review the ship later). What a great way to start off this adventure. The cruise was amazing and so much fun. From the flow rider to the shows and ice skating to formal nights we were very entertained.
The first seven days of the cruise were all at sea. While I did get a little restless towards the day 7, my boyfriend absolutely loved the leisure time. We read, walked, ate (a lot) and went to every show. We also did the ice skating and rock wall. I carved out time everyday for the flow rider because it was that much fun.
On day 8 of the cruise we arrived at our first port, Ponta Delgada. It is an island off the coast of Portugese. It is known as one of the islands that make up the Azores. It was incredible. Next, we went to Lisbon, Portugal. We took a city tour and explored on our own as well Amazing. After that we were inVigo, Spain. Since Vigo was a relatively small town, we decided to take an excursion to Santiago de Compestela. My favorite stop was Le Havre, France. We visited the small town on Honfleur and I absolutely fell in love.
Now we are in London!! It is a dream come true and I am loving every single minute of it. We have done and seen just about everything including Stonehenge and Windsor Castle.Our hostel is in Soho and has a wonderful location near everything. Today I had afternoon tea in a palace and saw Kate Middleton…but I will write a whole post just on that when I have more time.
This is just a short synopsis of what we have been doing. I’ll be writing more in depth posts with photos and what not when I return stateside.
Next stop: Paris