Tuesday, April 26, 2011

GLOBETROTTING: BACKPACKING EUROPE

ENGLAND

 ^^^packing all of our stuff in london. we eventually started stashing our bags in the morning at the Tate Modern, once we learned they would check our bags for free, and come back to pick them up at night. the joys of vagabonding. ^^^

 ^^^wandering westminster abbey^^^

 ^^^sleeping in the london airport because, well, london is expensive and the airport is free^^^

^^^london, from the top of st. paul's^^^

 ^^^abbey road.^^^

^^^indulging my beatles mania^^^


 ^^^traveling through time^^^

^^^it rains back in time. a lot. it rains a lot.^^^

 ^^^mystical glastonbury^^^

^^^love. true love^^^


 ^^^drinking from the chalice well^^^

^^^the english countryside^^^








IRELAND 

^^^two irish americans, back in the homeland^^^

^^^camping on the wrong side of the tracks (not a campground)^^^

^^^insanely beautiful ireland^^^

^^^enjoying the local music scene in dingle^^^


^^^two of us riding nowhere ^^^






FRANCE

^^^the great notre dame...and jared looking a bit spooky^^^


^^^the louvre^^^

^^^paris^^^


^^^at the top of the eiffel tower^^^



^^^the ol' neighborhood church. (sacre coeur)^^^




SWITZERLAND

^^^us, climbing the alps^^^





^^^our temporary abode- an amazing cliff-side hostel^^^


^^^hanging out with other backpackers...in a wood burning hot tub^^^

^^^what a view^^^





ITALY

^^^when you're sleeping outside, like a homeless vagrant, this is what you get to wake up to^^^



^^^and this^^^



^^^but...staying cool and clean does become a problem. so, you start eating gelato. ^^^


^^^and dipping your feet in famous, yet dirty, rivers (yes, that is the uffizi in the background)^^^

^^^and with not much more than two quarters to rub together, you can see the most beautiful wonders in the world.^^^


^^^random roman ruin^^^



^^^and fortunately, lots of world wonders are free (the vatican)^^^ 



^^^and you get to spend every minute of the day with the person you love the most^^^

^^^even though he gets mistaken for a beggar everywhere you go^^^






GERMANY

^^^the most somber day of our trip.^^^

^^^until this day (jewish memorial, berlin)^^^



^^^remnants of the berlin wall^^^

^^^and finally, we stopped by some german castles before heading back to london^^^


Traveling on a shoestring through Europe was one of the best decisions we ever made. We saved all the money from having a cheap wedding and bought two tickets to England. Two, temporarily unemployed, college students with no specific plans, essentially no money, and an outdated travel guide... sounds like a cheesy Elizabeth Gilbert memoir.

2 comments:

  1. Love this. I have quite a few Zion trips in mind of the summer. I plan to take full advantage of the mountains while I can. Lets go together I'd say!

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  2. looks like fun! I'm looking forward to free days in the summer to do things like that :) Glad you enjoyed your day off

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