A very European Hangover

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26th Apr 2014

The ultra famous bridge

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The German convenience store

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Avocado Bar in Grindelwald, Switzerland

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Heildelberg castle

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Koln

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The Dom

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First glimpse of the mountains in Switzerland

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The pretty lake and wooden bridge in Lucerne,

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Well, Switzerland

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Switzerland. Again

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Eiffel as seen from Arc de Triomphe

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Our ride from Notre Dame to Louvre. Felt Jama

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The second famous pyramid in the world

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Whose that girl?

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Marilyn Monroe just turned in her grave

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Too pretty to not upload

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Palace of Versailles

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Michelangelo's Madonna. Only sculpture outsid

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After all, you are my beer wall. Brugge, Belg

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Aw. Belgian Waffles and the cutest shop with

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The famous square in Antwerp

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The beach. Den Haag, Netherlands

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The supposed beach shacks

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Crashing at the airport after a night of part

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The pretty swing at the beach

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Grim Reaper at the Amsterdam square ironicall

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Oh well.

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Nope not NYC. Paris!

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Ooh Belgian waffles

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Um

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Yes I am

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The tulip fields/ gardens at Keukenhoff, Neth

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A forest in Frankfurt- Stadtwald Kobeltruhe S

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So like most plans for a trip, this one too started off with late night castles-being-built-in-the-air-without-the-construction-noise discussions. One of my closest friends gets these awesome opportunities to travel because of work (I really do hate her at times) but then when she includes us in those plans is when all our love comes rushing back. So with a lot of #YOLO (not literally of course. Please) and brain washing me like a Taliban recruit, she managed to convince this pauper to scrape money and tag along with her. Slowly and slowly the group increased and finally there were 5 of us- 3 women 2 men.

We visited five countries (Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Netherlands. Jealous, much?) but we travelled by road only from Germany to Switzerland, so I’m not sure if this can be called a road trip but it sounds way too cool so I’m gonna. All trips have to start with some disaster or the other and it invariably happens with yours truly including not getting the visa till 5 hours before the flight. But we did manage to board it and 8.5 hours later three (2 women and 1 man) extremely groggy Indians alighted at the Frankfurt airport. 

Our trip included everything from bunking with the workaholic in a luxury hotel to renting a house to couch surfing to trashing a friend's place to partying the entire night only to make it in time for the flight back home. Our trip also included trying to keep our expenses in check and buying only the compressed coins and medallions. The trip also included slipping on ice at Mt. Titlis and smacking one's head (yours truly. Again) to falling inside the train while getting in in a hurry to making midnight declarations of staying back and 'who cares'.

One tip and a lesson we learnt- Always literally carry backpacks especially if you are not staying in luxury hotels. Carrying them up and down staircases and dragging them in the middle of the night in a quiet street can prove to be stressful. However, the only positive way to look at it is the muscle definition we achieved which we never thought possible.

Another tip- If you are staying in a hostel make sure you know the last check in time. We reached at 9:15 PM and the reception shut at 8 PM. But we did manage to get the number and call those people up. 

Our first destination in Europe. Heidelberg has to be one of the prettiest places we have ever seen and Koln and Frankfurt were extremely different from what we were expecting. Germany also included walking into a forest, sober, outside of Frankfurt AM Main and coming back slightly tipsy, thanks to a bottle of wine and 2 beers.
Photo of Germany by Megha
Photo of Germany by Megha
Photo of Germany by Megha
Photo of Germany by Megha
Photo of Germany by Megha
Switzerland is Switzerland. That's all I am going to say.
Photo of Switzerland by Megha
Photo of Switzerland by Megha
Photo of Switzerland by Megha
Photo of Switzerland by Megha
Photo of Switzerland by Megha
Photo of Switzerland by Megha
French know their breads. I will give them that. They know their food. They know their fashion and take pride in their history and popular locations. *Slow clap whilst standing*
Photo of France by Megha
Photo of France by Megha
Photo of France by Megha
Photo of France by Megha
Photo of France by Megha
Photo of France by Megha
Photo of France by Megha
Ah nothing like walking in the streets of Brugge and Antwerp while gulping down a perfect Belgian Waffle.
Photo of Belgium by Megha
Photo of Belgium by Megha
Photo of Belgium by Megha
Photo of Belgium by Megha
Photo of Belgium by Megha
Netherlands is, well, Netherlands.
Photo of Netherlands by Megha
Photo of Netherlands by Megha
Photo of Netherlands by Megha
Photo of Netherlands by Megha
Photo of Netherlands by Megha
Photo of Netherlands by Megha
A night of partying finally catching up
Photo of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, The Netherlands by Megha
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