The husband and I took advantage of the fact that I was going to Paris for school to tack a little bit of our own fun on to the beginning of my trip.
We started by flying into Rome, where it was very, very hot.
St. Peter's Basilica
I was showing too much skin for St. Peter's, so I had to buy this cheesy scarf to cover up
Dinner at Piazza Navona. My makeup had long since slid off my face in the heat (so, yeah, don't ask me why I'm wearing that scarf). It was about 9pm when this picture was taken. Love those late sunsets!
The Pantheon...my favorite building in Rome (or anywhere, really)
The Colosseum at sunset
This French cutie totally reminded me of Etienne St. Clair
Tried to go to the Catacombs, but they were closed
My friends and I loving France on Bastille Day
My friend Melissa moved to Prague last year to teach at an American school, so it was really awesome to meet up with her in Paris for Bastille Day...which was also her birthday!
We watched the fireworks and the Eiffel Tower Sparkle Party from Tuileries Garden
(I realize this is the worst picture ever)
It sure is pretty there
Lots of canals
Went to Anne Frank's house, which is an amazing experience.
Didn't see Hazel and Augustus.
Couldn't get the husband to make out with me during the movie.
We saw this sign
And I did this
We took a 3 hour bike tour around the city, which was just amazing. So much fun!
View of the Autonium from the highest spot in Brussels
Delicious fries with yummy dipping sauces! (The curry ketchup was my favorite)
Everyone is crazy over this little fountain
It was such a fun and crazy 10 days, and it was the perfect way to kick off my time in Europe.