Shiny goodbye from winter wonderland ❄️☀️ Thank you #slovakia I will miss you!
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Hi all! Some of you already know, but in less than 48 hours a friend and I will be backpacking around Europe!! So here is a super not staged photo to announce that lol. We will be starting in Barcelona, Spain and working our way up through France, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany (and might change as we’re there)! I’m excited and a little nervous so if anyone has and last minute travel tips that would be greatly appreciated! ✈️👯♀️🗺
Gatehouses of Fleet Cottages in Gatehouse of Fleet - Dumfries and Galloway⠀
Sleeps 4 from £90/night ⠀
"Two boutique Georgian cottages in a picture-perfect village, overlooking Dumfries and Galloway’s magnificent, rural landscapes…"
Anyone for a game of Pooh Sticks?! 😄
These canals look like something straight out of a story book - absolute serenity! 🙏🏻
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Liebe Grüße aus Tirol 🇦🇹🙋🏻♀️
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🇦🇹Hallo! I would like to tell about another hidden place in Europe. Let’s go to Austria today - better to say to Austrian Green Lake! It is a lake in Styria region in a village named Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and amazing untouched forest 🌳 I suppose you can answer the question why a “Green” lake? Yes, you right 👏! The name "Green Lake" originated because of its emerald-green water. The clean and clear water comes from the snowmelt from the karst mountains and has a temperature of 6–7 °C ❄️
⚠️ Attention! Now arrives the “wow”: each spring, the snowmelt from the nearby Hochschwab Mountains causes the Green Lake to nearly double in size, expanding from about 150m to 250m wide. 💦 Crystal clear water floods the surrounding area, transforming pastoral Green Lake park as the water overtakes benches and bridges. .
Therefore, the lake is popular among divers who could observe the green meadows in the edge zone of the lake particularly in June when the water is at its highest. A bridge and a bench or trails and trees could also be found underwater. Basically, you swim 🏊 or dive in the beautiful park with huge trees 🌲 under the water 💦😅 amazing! You just put “green lake Austria” on google and you will see 😂
Day 3 - Munich
My first experience of the trip being completely alone, and I was a bit overwhelmed. I had to figure out where to put my backpack, where to exchange money, how to buy a train ticket, and how to speak German. (Mein Deutsch ist nicht gut!) Finally, I managed to get my bearings together. I have two memories from this place that mean a lot to me.
First, after getting everything together I went immediately to the nearest Döner Kebab Restaurant. Döner is, without a doubt, my absolute FAVORITE food! I was sitting at the restaurant and listening to others speaking something that sounded like Turkish. So I asked the person next to me if he spoke, but told me no, it was Iraqi Arabic. So we got to talking; he about his country and me about mine, and had a really nice conversation. Afterwards he gets up to pay for his meal, and I mine, but as I approach the counter to pay, he tells my that's it's okay, it's already taken care of. What a great friend to make! I had a smile on my face the rest of the day!
Next I was walking through the market square and a sound catches my ear, Jazz music. I found a unique duet performing for people passing by and stopped to listen. The music swung and immediately my dancing brain started to take over. I looked to my right to see another guy listening as intently as I was, and, on a whim, asked him if he dances. He did! Lindy hop? Yes! So, I asked him if he'd lead me, and got to dance in probably the most unique setting I ever have, the streets of Munich to a clarinet and double bass duet!
Both these interactions were kicked off by me interacting with a stranger, which will become a theme of the entire trip! So far it's been off to a fantastic start!