We Have Arrived in Italy

This is our last trip of our extended stay here in Europe and we have every intention of making the most of it.  We arrived in Florence late Saturday night and awoke to a gorgeous day.  We have a lot planned in our few days in Italy, a few days in Florence, a few days in Rome, and a day in Pisa and the countryside of Tuscany.  If our first day was any indication of what to expect, our final trip will be one of the highlights of our six month adventure.  As always, we will provide more about what we have seen and the places that we have visited, but here are a couple of quick photos showing just a glimpse of the beauty that is Florence.

Stunning Sky
Busy Piazza


Change Your Perspective

We have mentioned before that we like taking photos from above the places that we are visiting, that it provides a unique perspective that can’t be found from just walking the streets. The also is true when flying, when you get a chance to see cities, towns, or the countryside in unique and different ways. For this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Looking Down at Things, we found some recent examples that remind us of how lucky we have been to visit so many amazing places. The first photo is actually of a sunset where the sun was setting below the clouds during our flight to Athens in January. We also chose a photo of the Carpathian mountains from our flight home from Romania. Finally, we chose photos from Paris and Amsterdam from the past couple of weeks. We hope that you enjoy the images as much as we enjoyed having the opportunity to capture them.

Sunset Below the Clouds
Carpathian Mountains
Old Streets, Modern Paris in the Distance
Amsterdam from the Roof of Our Hotel


Making the Most of a Few Days in Amsterdam

Once again we took advantage of the opportunity to travel from Frankfurt and took a four-hour train ride to Amsterdam. We were lucky that the weather cooperated for the most part, although we did have one really rainy day. There was a lot to see and absorb in the few days that we had and we felt that we were able to truly gain a sense of the history and culture of the fascinating city. We want to share everything that we learned and talk about the highlights of the trip, but we are already planning our final trip for our stay in Frankfurt. We apologize for the brevity of our posts in recent weeks, so we want to assure everyone that we will be providing much greater details in the coming weeks and months when we are no longer traveling every weekend while working every weekday. With that in mind, here are a few photos from our visit to Amsterdam.

One of the Many Canals
Dominating the Skyline
Beautiful Architecture
There are a lot of Bridges
There are a lot of Canal Tours
There is Wonderful Architecture all over Amsterdam