We pass through Liechtenstein, a country which has the highest GDP per person in the world, has the world’s lowest external debt and one of the lowest unemployment rates at 1.5%. Ahh, another place I didn’t feel like I belonged but was wonderful to explore.
The Lion Monument in Lucerne, Switzerland. Can you see that the Lion is sitting within a hole that’s shaped as a pig? There is a background story to both animals, but having been told nearly 2 years ago, I’ve clearly forgotten.. but it’s still good to look at.
Lungern Lake, Switzerland
Switzerland had so many scenic beauties. It was a lovely change from the hussle and bustle from London, Paris and Italy.
Our backyard view whilst staying in the Swiss alps – ahhhhhhhmazing.
Cheese Fondue to keep us warm back at our contiki village.
Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe
I spent my free day going to the highest point in Europe at 3571 meters or 11,782 ft above the ground at Jungfraujoch. The snow was all real and it was just an absolute sight, even though were at the back end of Summer. I’ve never seen anything like it.
We tried what was apparently the strongest beer in the world in Heidelberg, Germany. I can’t remember what the percentage was but it was fairly high. I don’t like beer and this was very, very strong and not for my liking at all.
We make a pit stop at Edam, a town of windmills, cheese and clogs, before making our way into Amsterdam.
Amsterdam was the last destination of our tour. By day, we spent hiring little pedal boats following the canals around the city. It was gorgeous! We also got the chance to visit the Anne Frank Museum which was incredible.
Dumplings and won tons in Amsterdam? Well, this is what happens when you’re in need of something hearty and soupy. It sure is no Cabramatta but it was the perfect remedy for my cold that I had caught from the dramatic weather changes in between countries.
Evolution of Heineken
By night, we bar hopped and made our way through the Red Light District. It sure is an interesting place to say the least. The night life sure is much more exciting over there.
1072 AE Amsterdam
It was such a sad time to part ways with my contiki family, whom I had spent the last 29 days with but I was ready for to go home. I made my way back to London for a days rest and a short layover. A couple hours is spent at Camden Markets catching up with a friend.
A last (ginormous) coffee and cake and a few goodbyes at Costa before I commence my journey home.
After 6.5 weeks traveling through 12 countries, my Euro Trip had come to an end. I saw things I always dreamed about seeing and I experienced things that I never knew existed. There’s no doubt in my mind that this solo trip brought out the best in me and reminded me to live life to the fullest. Life’s too short for anything else.
Au Revoir Europe, until next time.