Y’all, I cannot fully express how fulfilling this work trip has been. In one short week I have gotten the chance to explore more of the world and I couldn’t be happier right now. Work last month was full of 28 very, very long days and I was extremely exhausted by the time I got home. So, I am so pleasantly surprised that this trip has been so lovely and full of excitement! Between having an amazing crew to wonderful new layover cities, I am 1000% satisfied with my travel/work life right now. (Until I get the next travel itch, of course!) So below are photos of my four main layover destinations of this past work-action. Enjoy!
Orange trees and colorful, aged buildings lined the roads and every corner led us to elaborate churches, quaint cafés, and never ending cobblestones streets. I have a mini cherry waiting to be tried as this city is famous for it.
Fresh fruit and a picturesque city square over the river? What more can a girl ask for?
Nurenmberg is full of history so I couldn’t just explore the city. The last two photos are from the “Rally Grounds” that Hitler used to hold his speeches. It was a strange feeling to be where he once stood and to picture how dark and full of hate those times were. In reality, it was even stranger to feel as if there still is as much hate in recent times, towards anyone of color or diversity. I just hope we learn from history.
I’m happy to say that this was my second layover here and I didn’t let it go to waste. I showed my dear friend Alyssa around what I could remember and we found hidden new gems, including wall art and a beautiful secluded waterfall (we were the only people there!) Besides being momentarily harassed by gypsy children (it’s pretty bad in Tbilisi), we wandered around perfectly content aside from our aching feet.
I finally got to check D.C. off my bucket list! (Of course I have one!) I have to say, I haven’t had a place exceed my expectations as much as D.C. did! I would have loved in a heartbeat if it was possible. We didn’t get to the museums this time, but I just know I will be back!