Spring break has finally arrived. Which means a lot of relaxation and fun adventures!
First on my spring break was spending time in Rome. Why you ask? Because Travis, my boyfriend came out to visit me. I got to take him around the city and be his awesome tour guide. The very first night he was in Rome, we decided that we should do something different. We went to a Burlesque show. Honestly, if you were ever considering seeing one, do it. The show we saw was about 85% in English (all the songs were very common English songs), which was extremely nice.
I later showed Travis, the amazing view of St. Peter’s (The Vatican) that we get to see every night. Which I think is better seen at night.
On our next free day, we got a late start. Travis had a real bad case of jet lag. Which was funny to see since none of my roommates or myself had a bad case of jet lag when we arrived. However, I made he get up because I wanted to show him Four Rivers, Largo di Torre Argentina, The Spanish Step (which I still had not been able to see since I have been in Rome), The Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain.
Then for our final day in Rome, which ended up being Italy’s Labor Day. We went to the Forum and Colosseum. Which was super nice because I still had not been able to go see what the inside looked like or what it was about. On our way to these attractions, I take Travis on the bus, since it was fast and to show him a different side of Rome he had not seen yet. Well he ended up falling in love with the “Wedding Cake” building.
Then we were off to Basel/Zürich, Switzerland with Lindsey and Autumn for two nights.
Boy, let me tell you Switzerland was not cheap. Honestly, only go there if you have at least 400 a day to spend (give or take). Cause for just a Big Mac from McDonald’s cost almost 7 francs which is about $7.50-$8 in US dollars. It was mind blowing with how expensive everything was.
The first day we were in Switzerland, we explored the city of Basel where we stayed at. It was super nice we were able to get free bus passes to us to get around while we were there.
Then on our second day we decided we wanted to see Zürich, the capital. While it was only a hour train ride it was definitely an amazing view to look at on our journey. While we were in the city we went to Haus Hiltl, which is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant that current holds the Guinness Book world record for the longest continuously open Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant.
Well I am off. Be on the look out for my next post that includes the rest of my spring break. See ya later!