DAY 1

Jul 21 2018
"Aubrey is making this blog, not me. This is a disclaimer"
-Tammie

Deposited the money from the trip jar at the bank. 335 dollars richer!

105 Mesquite Ct

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Oakland International Airport

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Oakland International Airport

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Charles de Gaulle Airport

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DAY 2

Jul 22 2018
Our hotel that is right next to the metro. However, we didnt realize that at first and got a bit lost. Luckily a local helped us get back on track
So many steps to the top!

DAY 3

Jul 23 2018
Mom skinned both her knees tripping into the train car on our way to the bike tour. With Advil, she was still able to enjoy the bike ride. Thank goodness for modern medicine!

École Militaire

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Louis Pasteur Monument

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Église Du Dôme - Tombeau Napoléon Ier

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Pont Alexandre III

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Tuileries Garden

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Louvre

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Place de la Concorde

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We went on the bike tour to see it once, and then just by ourselves to go on it.

DAY 4

Jul 24 2018

Hôtel Libertel Canal Saint-Martin

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Orly Airport

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At the Orly airport there are arcade machines, PS4 systems set up, and a white baby grand piano for anyone to play. It is pretty cool here, and for probably once in my life I wouldn't mind my plane getting delayed longer

Orly Airport

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Malpensa Airport

ItalyIT

Our first meal in Italy was the best I have eaten in a while. Prosciutto with cantelope, fresh mozzarella, roast beef, bologna, spaghetti carbonara, fruit, and bread. With tiramisu for dessert of course ♡

We went to a supermarket in Caluso. It is very different from American stores, you have to put money in the shopping carts! Of course you get your coin back when you put the cart away :)

DAY 5

Jul 25 2018

Good morning.... Kinda. Mom and I slept in till 11 AM. Obviously jetlag is getting to us

Foglizzo

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Turin

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This is the university that Rachele is going to in the Fall. It is very fancy, with columns in the walkways.

DAY 6

Jul 26 2018

We went to Ivrea with Rachele's aunt, Marosa. We had gelato and walked through the streets of the city. We went to the square where the orange fights are held every year. Carnevale d'Ivrea happens in Feburary every year during Mardi Gras, just before lent. Surprisingly, you have to pay to throw oranges at each other. Go figure

DAY 7

Jul 27 2018

La Spezia

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Riomaggiore

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Manarola

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Corniglia

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Genoa

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Florence

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Most of our trains yesterday were late, but because of that we tried more food at the train stations. We had pizza, salami flavored potato chips, and lots of sparkling water.

We got to see sunflower fields in Tuscany. They were so pretty. I wish I got pictures

DAY 8

Jul 28 2018
"If there were one place in the world where you'd go, where-" "Florence, Italy." -While You Were Sleeping

Of all the places to shop, we went to an H&M? Yup, haha. A lot of the clothes sported American cities, which seemed very funny to me.

We tried granita today while it was hot. I wish they sold that in the states instead of icees. The blood orange one was to die for ♡

This place is so cool! We tried a bunch of yummy teas, and got one to take home as well

DAY 9

Jul 29 2018

So many people walk their dogs in Italy. Since almost nobody has a yard, there is always a dog in sight. Dogs are allowed almost anywhere as well, restaurants, train stations, and museums are all fair game. I love dogs so much

Florence

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Rome

world

DAY 10

Jul 30 2018

Vatican city was amazing. The museum was enormous, and the Sistine chapel was pretty. I got lost at one point, without a phone. I was found thankfully, I was getting really hungry and my mom had the food and money.

DAY 11

Jul 31 2018

Dinner was at a restaurant Rachele's mother recommended. It was so good .... I forgot to take pictures, Haha

DAY 12

Aug 01 2018

Rome

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Venice

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Walking your luggage to the hotel is rough work. The streets are uneven, but that is nothing compared to the contless stair bridges you have to cross.

DAY 13

Aug 02 2018

Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia

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Rialto Bridge

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The Vaporetto is the water taxi of Venice. We did not want to walk our bags through the city streets again, so we hopped on with our luggage and waited for our stop. The city is beautiful, but the views from the water are so good.

Venice

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Milan

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Hotel Cervo

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The hallway to our room in the hotel had a bird's nest made by a swallow above the exit sign. 🐦

DAY 14

Aug 03 2018

530 am- Time to wake up and go to the airport

Malpensa Airport

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London Stansted Airport

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Victoria Station

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Tooting Broadway

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Bedford

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According to the pedometer in my phone, over the last two weeks I have walked 81 miles. Some of those miles were with luggage too, so I think those should count double 😂

DAY 15

Aug 04 2018

Tooting Bec

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London Bridge

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Tower Bridge

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Tower of London

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Charing Cross Station

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Victoria Embankment

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Coca-Cola London Eye

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Westminster Abbey

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Big Ben

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Palace of Westminster

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Abbey Rd

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Baker St

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Green Park

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Buckingham Palace

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The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

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The London Theatre

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Shakespeares Globe Theatre

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Tooting Broadway

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DAY 16

Aug 05 2018

We walked to church yesterday. After our meetings we went to the park and had a picnic. It was so nice out, about 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

DAY 17

Aug 06 2018
We are going home tomorrow!!! Our last full day in Europe, time to make it count

Mom and I didn't know what we were expecting, but definitely not what we saw when we went to Borough market. It is full of food vendors, along with fruit and veggie stands. We got some local apples, plus a bottle of apple and elderflower juice.

DAY 18

Aug 07 2018

Gatwick Airport

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Oakland International Airport

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